The light is changing.
The nights are drawing in.
The Equinox approaches…a time of equality in night and day, dark and light, balanced on the cusp of the descent into winter.
Much more of autumn is to come, with the delights of Samhain and last harvest in the coming month…my favourite time of year, for it is the season of my birth.
The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…the dying sun. I love the changing of the seasons and the scents of the earth as the musky, mellow scent of autumn evokes a spirit of welcome for the darker nights.
We are seasonal creatures forced unwillingly into man-made rhythms that go against our inner desires to snuggle down into the deep recesses of a feather quilt and keep warm.
Now is the time to plant Broad Beans, Garlic and Onions for a good early crop next year.
This is also the time to hang winter curtains and make sure all outside painting tasks are completed to safeguard wood against the rigours of winter.
When I lived in London, I often ventured into the Hertfordshire countryside to buy sacks of vegetables direct from farms,to store in my pantry and use during the winter months.
I believe that a good pantry is worth any amount of fitted kitchen and can be easily constructed for little money!
The Equinox is near…make the most of your time outdoors and enjoy the autumn, one of the most beautiful seasons!
A hen, a teapot and some tires. Pretty mundane items that make a beautiful picture.
Ruth from At Home on the Road
I have no religious belief whatsoever, but I remember the harvest festival from my childhood when my parents felt I should attend chapel on a Sunday. Seeing the alter resplendent in fruit and vegetables and sheaves of corn even tinned peas has always resonated with something deep inside me, something very special.
Duncan, I believe that this is an ancient connection within us to store food and live according to the seasons…it warms the heart to live as close to the Earth and her cycles as we can!
i always love looking in your garden.. and your pantry for that matter.. c
Everyone should have a pantry…great stores ans scents!