28th February

Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting will appear, along with moon phases, saints days, seasonal plants and other festive celebrations.

You can find out more about the concept of the Eightfold Year here.

We hope you enjoy this website. We will be adding content as we go through the year and welcoming your feedback and suggestions.

Onwards and Upwards!


Holly Hedge, Calderstone Park, Liverpool 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, February 2017:
First Quarter - February 4, 04:18
Full Moon - February 11, 00:32
Third Quarter - February 18, 19:33
New Moon - February 26, 14:58




Early Spring frost, Liverpool, Spring 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Abercius (martyr)
Mar Abba
Oswald of Worcester
Romanus of Conda

Kalevala Day, the day of Finnish Culture. (Finland)
National Science Day (India)
Peace Memorial Day (Taiwan)
Teacher's Day (Arab countries)
The third day of Ayyám-i-Há (Bahá'í Faith)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aries: Plant everything that can be eatable at once.
During the waxing moon inoculate orchard and plant crops. Take grain harvest, enrich and store it for keeping. Plant and enrich orchard.
During the waning moon prune orchard and bushes.
Sprinkle plants from pests and diseases.*

Also on this day:

1638 – The Scottish National Covenant is signed in Edinburgh.

1784 – John Wesley charters the Methodist Church.

1897 – Queen Ranavalona III, the last monarch of Madagascar, is sadly deposed by a French military force.

1939 – The erroneous word "dord" is discovered in the Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.

1980 – Andalusia approves its statute of autonomy through a referendum.

1986 – Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden, is assassinated in Stockholm.

1997 – GRB 970228, a highly luminous flash of gamma rays, strikes the Earth for 80 seconds, providing early evidence that gamma-ray bursts occur well beyond the Milky Way.

* more information can be found here.