Wednesday, 10 September 2008
The Turning Year
The days are busy now. There is a sense of purpose in the Autumn that is not there in the Summer. The Summer being a time to just do whatever comes along. A time of living in the present. Each day decides what will happen. It is an easy time, a time to enjoy the bounty of the year, when all things are at their ripest, their fullest.
The Autumn starts to creep in with little sneaking thoughts that things will soon need doing. The feeling gathers quiet momentum as the coming winter is planned for. I have been accused of rudely ushering Summer out the door in favour of Autumn. (Although this year, I'm not quite so eager as I'm sure you've gathered by now!) So, a time of activity is at hand. A walk up the lane will soon become a a dwadling gathering of blackberries. A walk on the beach becomes a collection of driftwood. All around there is a sense of a bustle of activity as we begin to store and preserve for the coming hibernation.
In about ten days is the Celtic festive season of Mabon. Also known as the Equinox. A time of equal light and dark. A time of balance. And most importantly, a time of thanksgiving.
I do hope to have lots of favourite recipes to share with you over the next little while as my kitchen definitely comes into it's own this season! And hopefully a peep at some makings that are being made.
What will you be doing this coming season?