The Wheel Turns to Late Summer…….

Whilst August yet wears her golden crown,
    Ripening fields lush- bright with promise;
Summer waxes long, then wanes, quietly passing
    Her fading green glory on to riotous Autumn.”
           –  Michelle L. Thieme, August’s Crown 

Merry Meet my friends!  I am long in writing a post here and have no excuse other then a busy Summer, home improvements, family in from California for 2 weeks, and my own lack of thinking what I could write about. 🙂  I appreciate so much the messages I’ve received wondering if I’m ok…it means a lot to know that you missed me here. All is well!!

It’s Saturn day, a quiet one here at my house. My daughter Sara isn’t feeling well so we are being lazy and resting today.  Here in Ohio, as I know many of you have experienced also, we have had a fairly mild Summer and in the last couple of weeks, we’ve had a taste of early Autumn, it’s been quite cool and gorgeous!   I have LOVED it!  As you know of course, Autumn is my favorite time of year, but I have no complaints about this wonderful Summer we’ve had.  My gardens have loved this weather, my grandkids thrive playing outside when it’s not so hot, and I too, have loved hanging clothes on the line, working in my garden or reading on the patio.  It’s been wonderful!

I hope that you all had a wonderful Lughnasadh.  I did, though my Circle wasn’t able to meet. My fault, I had the flu 😦  I did make bread and berry flavored water and we had a simple dinner that included tomatoes and cucumbers from my own garden. It was a beautiful night.  I have not yet harvested my herbs or the last of my garden as some of them are still growing strong. Some are finished for the season though and I’ll clean them up this weekend.

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While I’m talking about Lughnasadh, I’d like to let you all know about a great book.  Witchy Magick by Australian Witches Lucy Cavendish and Serene Conneeley.  I LOVE this book for more reasons then one (which I’ll get to in a minute). This is a very complete book that I think EVERY Witch should own and read.  It starts out with interviews with about 20 of our prolific Witches who are authors, heads of covens, healers, herbalists, young and old alike.  Interviews on what being a Witch means to them.  Then it goes into lots of Witchy info, from the history of witchcraft, myth busting, the how to’s, rites and rituals, and a great amount of info, recipes etc on the Sabbats.  It’s really a wonderful book!  I again highly recommend it!  Oh, and if you happen to get to the recipe section….on Lughnasadh…pages 364 and 365…you may recognize …me!!  Yes!  I am in this book…a bit about me and a couple of my favorite bread recipes for Lughnasadh! I’m not bragging please understand, but I was most honored to be asked if I could be included in the book.  Thank you Serene and Lucy!!  Let me know readers what you think of the book, because I KNOW you are going to want to get it and dive into it! 🙂

The end of Summer is almost always a joyful thing for me as I thrive in the cooler air of Autumn and I always look forward to Winter as well.  This year, I have a vacation to look forward to in mid September.  A much needed trip for my husband and I…yes, just the two of us! A rare thing!  I could use some time on the beach, for my inner Sea Witch to come out and relish in the beauty, sounds and scents of  Mother Ocean.  I’m excited about it and so is my husband.  We are celebrating 34 years married, tomorrow actually, so it will be a grand anniversary present to each other 🙂

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By the time we get home, Mabon and Autumn will be arriving.  It will be time to get the chimney cleaned, order our cord of wood, clean out the garden beds, pull out the Fall decorations and hit the garden centers and pumpkin farms for pumpkins and mums and such.  *sigh*..that will be grand!

In the meantime, I’ll try to get back into writing here more.  I plan on doing a LOT of baking and cooking in the next few weeks…I’m involved in a very cool project, where I am the kitchen Witch, sharing my recipes.  I’ll tell you about that in my next post, and share a recipe or two for the upcoming Autumn season!

Until next time, enjoy the last of Summer….don’t wish away these last days, these  lazy, hazy, crazy last days of Summer.  Go barefoot lots, enjoy fresh veggies from your gardens or the Farmer’s market,  put your feet in a body of water, lay under the Moon and Stars on a hammock or blanket, invite friends over for a end-of-Summer cook-out, read a book in the shade or just sit on your patio and listen to the birds, crickets and cicadas.  Make the MOST of it for it will be gone soon!

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Many Blessings and Love

Autumn

*Pictures from the internet.

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9 responses to “The Wheel Turns to Late Summer…….

  1. great news about the book sister!!! good to see you writing!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ <*)

  2. villa

    Oh i was so happy to see you write again .i figured you just needed some time you seemed busy with yur move and all. Im excited about the book i bought the last book you recommended and enjoyed it. I hope u enjoy yur vacation im currently in florida enjoying mine.

  3. Congratulations on your anniversary!! I hope you enjoy yourselves and think of nothing else but being there near the ocean!! I know that need to be near the ocean. I don’t live far from it and I know the pull She has. I can’t wait to get the book! Congrats on that also!! Great to see such nice things are happening in your life, you so deserve it. 🙂 Here too in Va the weather has been a little cooler and it’s so beautiful, when it’s not raining. Myself, I’m a winter person. I can’t have enough snow or cold weather lol. Enjoy your vacation!! Sending you lots of blessings.
    June

  4. Congrats on your Anniversary!!! Enjoy your vacation as well. I will be getting that book. Congrats on being in the book as well! So excited for you! I actually have one of her (Lucy Cavendish) oracle decks. (Oracle of the Shapeshifters).
    Hope Sara feels better soon!
    Looking forward to reading more and excited for your next post ❤

  5. Jennifer

    Congrats on your Anniversary!!!! Enjoy each and every moment! Congrats on being in the book as well! So happy for you! I actually have a oracle deck by Lucy Cavendish that I just recently purchased. (Oracle of the shapeshifters).
    I am also enjoying the cooler days and thanks to you for the first time I had some herbs growing and for the most part they lived!! lol
    Super excited to hear more about what you are doing in your next post.
    Hope Sara feels better soon.
    Much love and hugs to you!

  6. Karla

    I’d been missing this. Thank you 🙂

    Sent from my iPhone

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  8. Hi Autumn! Happy anniversary! Thank you for the book review, and thanks again for your contribution to it. I know you must be loving autumn up there – we’re into spring now Down Under, after the most beautiful winter – cold days, but blue skies and sunshine. Bright blessings xx

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