The Leaves of the Ash and Elder are goneThe garden furniture put awayThe Jackdaws have fledged, abandoning their summer nest and the ownership of the chimneys returns to us. It’s a bit of battle with the new bendy rods but eventually the brush sweeps all the way up and pops out of the stack. The Read more about Cleaning the chimneys[…]
Lammas – 3pm August First harvest Virgo new moon September September, or Hāligmonath, meaning “holy month,” when celebrations and religious festivals would be held to celebrate a successful summer’s crop. Holy, wood, harvest or barley month. Celtic- Singing moon Medieval- Barley moon Native American- Corn moon Harvest moon Fruit moon Cherokee – Nut moon Hydrangea blooming Read more about Autumn[…]
3rd October Jewish Sukkot 17th-25th Navaratri – Hindhu festival 21st Apple day 22nd Stow horse fair – Autumn gypsy/Roma gathering 25th BST ends clocks go back 1hour 29th prophet Mohammad’s birthday 31st Halloween All Hallows’ eve Samhain
A Shiny chestnut conker, smooth to the touch. And a harvest of eight plump pears from our treeSeven thirty and the light is starting to diminish.lamps are needed to read by.The time of fires is fast approaching.Next week is forecast to be a late blast of heat,Summer going out in a blazebefore the equinox marks Read more about A shiny chestnut conker[…]
Jeremy Torrance web producer | 12:06 UK time, Wednesday, 8 September 2010 The word harvest comes from the Anglo-Saxon word haerfest meaning autumn and early autumn really is a time of wild fruits aplenty. So what’s in season now and who’s eating? Blackberries Blackberry jam, blackberry fool, blackberry cordial… blackberry picking is one of the nation’s favourite autumn past-times and this late summer/early Read more about Nature’s feast of Early Autumn Fruits[…]
Reflections in the window of the bare tree. shocks me. Autumn is really just around the corner. Always a source of joy for me. but this year I have embraced the heat far more, I have really sought it out, welcomed it on my skin taken it inside me,Now it wanes. But I love the Read more about Sunday Sadness[…]
Furry mint flowers mint me at the doorThe Hydrangea and sunflowers are finishing. But there’s a bud on the new anemone. Deepest pink penstemon trumpets flank the steps. There’s a downpour of rain. Which leaves water gurgling long after in the drain and raindrops lined up across the top of each pane of glassthrough which Read more about Home[…]
White Shells crunching underfoot. The shellfish smells of the estuary. cockles and clams. a solitary egret. then a flock of swans landingHoney from the hive. riverside refreshment. Back to the hospital. along the boulevard of trees. leaves turning to autumn shades. Not a few already starting to gather at their feet.