As the seasonal wheel turns, the sun sinks behind the gold-country hills earlier and earlier each evening and the days are (finally) growing cooler and shorter.
The fall equinox is a time when day and night, light and dark are of equal length. From now, on until the winter solstice, the nights will continue to grow longer and colder.
We honor the bounty of the earth at this time of primary harvest. We rest in this moment of balance, taking stock of the things we, too, have brought to fruition—our own personal harvest.
Standing in the doorway of the Dark Time, we need not be afraid. We gather our resources, let go any hindrances, and ready ourselves for the dark, quiet time of introspection. Blessed Be!
We had a lovely celebration this year!
Our celebratory meal was a hearty vegetable and chicken stew, which included: two kinds of tomatoes, two kinds of peppers, eggplant, purple cabbage, chard and two kinds of corn, all from our garden! With added onions and garlic, it was delicious! The crusty bread and real butter…well, you get the picture! Yum!
On Sunday, those who could stay over made beautiful collages on chinette plates, depicting the balance of the light and dark. So fun!
Other Harvest News and Views
The sunflowers are so beautiful! Aren’t the geometric designs amazing?!
More of the harvest! Pumpkins and butternut squash with more to come in the final harvest at Samhain.
Just hung a couple of my masks at a lovely little place in Placerville called H.Art Lounge. It’s a wine and beer lounge that focuses on art and music and healing. They hang local art and encourage all art forms. Very cool!
This guy is in the box…
I will be doing women’s groups there starting in October. Should be great fun! Group Title: ‘Nurturing the Creative, Growing the Self’
Check out their site: http://www.h-artlounge.com/
Update on our rescued Great Pyrenees guardian dog: She is happy and healthy and beautiful! We love her and she takes good care of all of us!
Well that’s it for this time. Bee happy and content!
With love, the Lofty View Homestead Crew!