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Alban Elfed is especially important to me as it was the first festival I celebrated as a Druid. I was still very new to the whole concept and stumbled my way through the celebration. Last year, I went on a hike through a local nature reserve to a locally renowned destination; a large tree covered in spanish moss and surrounded by wildflowers and shrubbery. The locals call it “The Fairy Tree”. I made the trek out to the tree, gathered flowers and herbs along the way, and offered a small bottle of mead to the earth, as I had read about the tradition of offering trees libations. That evening I cooked a feast made from seasonal fruits, vegetable, and grains that I had gathered and purchased from local farmer markets. All in all, I was very happy with my celebration! (Photos above!)

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