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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Upon this Mabontide

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Celestial balance.....that is what is heralded at the coming of the Fall Equinox. The day and the night are balanced in time. The season of second harvest is at hand. The air is charged with hearth and home and coming into the richness of the gathering time.

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.


  1. I'm waiting for it to cool the friggin' down..tired of this heat!!! This is the longest summer yet and one of the most miserable for me!! Ok, ok, I'm complainin', but I'm tired and want some nice Indian Summer days...do we have Indian Summers in the desert Southwest???

    Forgive me, I'm tired, cranky and have a bajillion things to do and I'm feeling "daclempt!!" Tualk amongnts yoselves!!

    Love ya and the goats are ready to leave this cranky ol' West Texas lady and move in with the lovely Linda in cooler N. NM!!!


  2. Oh, what a lovely, lovely post...so beautifully written - I really enjoyed reading this! Happy Autumn!

  3. Thank you for a wonderful post. Wishing you blessings, my friend.

  4. Awwwww, I love this post. Actually, I love your voice. It's so inspirational and insightful.

  5. Wow! What a beautiful post and so true, I love this!!

  6. There is knowledge that comes with observation

    how ever more true could those words be...a beautiful post indeed today...thank you for being you and sharing your wisdom and thoughts with us...blessings upon you and yours~

  7. You write so beautifully and from the heart. Reading your blog is always a wonderful start to my day, whether or not the topic is joyful.

    I have found that I am much more observant of the changes around me now that I walk Patches several times daily because we stop, we sniff, we look around and we peer carefully at all that is around us. Grandkids can do the same for a person.

    Love ya!

  8. Wonderful post. I have noticed the balance here, we have been level with cool and wet for most of the year, not complaining though just observing.


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