Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, even with winter looming in the distance. The trees show off their beautiful colors and apples are getting ready to pick. The kids are back at school, so we're starting to fall into a different rhythm. I tend to get so busy that I forget to stop and open my eyes to the world around me. To enjoy the sunlight on my face, the wind in my hair and the sound of the ocean, river or even pond that is nearby.
Now is the time to enjoy the rewards of the summer's work. Of course, it may not be OUR work, but we can join in by going to the farmers market and eat some of the fresh locally grown food that is so delicious because it is full of the earth's energy. Time to prepare for Mabon and another turn of the wheel of the year.
I'm starting to take this time to learn about herbal healing and nurturing your bodies with plants and "weeds" that grow everywhere around us. I plan on making salves, tinctures, infusions, and dried herbs for teas, and other things to keep me going through the winter when the earth is resting for spring. I'm eager to get out and connect with Mother Nature and gain more knowledge about her many gifts.