The light of the water

Water • September Pagan Challenge # 26

In OBOD Druidry, Autumn Equinox is called Alban Elfed, the Light of the Water. So here are some photos of water and light. I think Alban Elfed is a wonderful name — light and water are a natural pairing and the reflective nature of water does amazing things with light. Water is sacred in most Earth-based traditions, including ancient and modern Pagan traditions, and Indigenous traditions of Turtle Island (North America).

The first three are photos of the Bristol Channel, UK.

A view of Brean Down from Penarth. Brean Down is the setting of the novel The Sea Priestess by Dion Fortune
Flat Holm and Steep Holm, seen from Penarth, Cymru (Wales). Steep Holm had a monastery on it in the Middle Ages. I visited the island once.
The sea at Dunraven Bay (“Bad Wolf Bay” in Doctor Who).

The next three photos are of Puerto Vallarta in México.

Then there’s the reflections you get in fresh water.

The Thames near Iffley, Oxford, UK.
A lake in Algonquin Park, territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe, Ontario.

And then there’s the magic of waterfalls.

Webster’s Falls, Hamilton, Ontario, territory of the Attawandaron.

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