The animals took notice of the changing season and have moved to preparation time. The plants have started the same with gathering of the sugars of their leaves into the main part of the plant.
Mabon is a time of gathering and collecting ourselves in preparation for what is to come at the close of the year. Be ready. That is what the sun, moon, and earth are telling the northern hemisphere.
Fall is the gathering in as Spring is the letting loose. Fall is controlled chaos, Spring is wild abandon. I love the teeter totter of ways of Gaia. Always an opposite to show the balance of all things. For me, there is security in that.
There is knowledge that comes with observation. I envy those that came before us and had the "farmers almanac" lifestyle in their hearts and minds. Those of you that live closer to the earth, in the countryside are closer and more mindful than the city dwellers to the signs and nature's signals of what is happening as the seasons change. That is another reason that I am thankful for my connectionality to all of you in blogdom. I am afforded not only my own view of the world but yours as well. We are richer for our relationships, that is the harvest I am the most grateful for at this time. The harvest of expanded knowledge, friendship, commaradery and sharing.
Thank you all for being my harvest and my blessings.