Saturday, September 05, 2009

Harvest Season

It's beginning to be one of my favorite times of the year. Harvest season. Autumn. Mabon. Fall. No matter what you call it, it's simply spectacular. This year, I am fortunate enough to be living in Nashville, Tennessee where the weather is more amenable to outdoor activities during the season. The season itself will extend into November - another welcome change from snowy New York!

What are some of the reasons that you love the Fall? What does the Fall remind you of? What smells or scents do you associate with this time of year?? Post a comment to reply!

THINGS I LOVE ABOUT AUTUMN:
  1. Picking apples in the orchards
  2. Shucking corn and freezing it for winter
  3. Hiking along nature trails or rivers as the leaves turn
  4. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and clove
  5. Farmers markets have an abundance of supplies
  6. Mabon!!!
  7. Back to school energy
  8. Homemade mulled cider
  9. Making pumpkin-products, especially pumpkin bread!
  10. Preparing for Halloween/Samhain
  11. Bright colors everywhere - reds, oranges and yellow!
  12. Hayrides through pumpkin patches
  13. Decorating in Fall colors
  14. That slight chill in the air in the early morning hours
  15. Sense of energy as Nature prepares for winter

Those are just a few that came to mind in this moment. I'm sure we can come up with more!!! Here's a picture of my Harvest mantle/altar. It's a work in progress, but I like it!!!

1 comment:

Katherine said...

GORGEOUS! I love how you're decorating!