Baptist Hill Cemetery

A few rainy day thoughts during my visit to Baptist Hill Cemetery in Auburn, Alabama. Opened in the late 1800s, this fascinating site served as the city's first "black" cemetery. The property contains over 500 marked graves, as well as many, many more unmarked graves. The oldest grave dates to 1879. Many of those buried …

Fly By Night


Babylon Mother Goose (Traditional) How many miles to Babylon? Three score miles and ten. Can I get there by candle-light? Yes, and back again. If your heels are nimble and light, You may get there by candle-light.   Featured photo credit: Mike Labrum via Unsplash.

Welcome to the Blog

Welcome. Thistle Root Diary, my blog,  is a compendium of my magickal field notes, strange and wonderful tales, pagan devotional practices, projects, curiosities, mysterious ephemera, etc. Here's a little video I made to chat about the arrival of my ancestry DNA kit, my new blog, and why I chose the name "Thistle Root Diary".