A Rose for Rhiannon

This is the first rose of the summer to bloom in my garden so I offer it to Rhiannon.

It is in water from the fountain of Mererid flowing through the cup of Rosmerta which is placed in that fountain. All this is part of my regular devotional activity: to ask a blessing of Mererid as Guardian of the Shrine and to offer back many blessings more. To pour from the cup of Rosmerta and then to dedicate all my devotional focus to Rhiannon for whom the shrine was made, which I affirm as make my dedications.

Today this rose is special because it is the first to bloom and so given to Rhiannon. There will be many more.