The Autumnal Equinox and its blessings


Good morning!

Today is the first official day of Autumn, also known as the Autumnal Equinox. Today, as with the Spring Equinox in March, day and night come in equal amounts, as we are half way between the Summer and Winter Solstices. There is more that can be explained astrologically, and if you’re interested in hearing more about that, there is an interesting article to read at EarthSky.

Autumn doesn’t officially fall (pardon the pun) until 10:09pm, so technically we still have a few hours of Summer left. I will miss Summer, and being warm, but I feel blessed in the Fall for many reasons:

~I love the crispness of the air. It’s not gummed up with humidity of Summer, nor is it cutting with the cold of Winter.

~I love the smells. Farmers burn some harvested fields in the Fall, and the smell is heavenly. I wish it was a scent I could bottle for days when I have too much stress.

Yummy!

~Fresh apple cider. Oh. My. Gods. It’s the best stuff ever, and you can only get it from September through October. When I grow up, I would like to have an orchard and make my own apple cider.

~The trees are gorgeous with their Autumn colors

~Halloween is coming and people are already starting to decorate. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, but I’ll go into that more in a later post.

~Now that Fall has arrived, it’s time to not only put your yard and gardens to bed, but also time to contemplate putting the year to bed. Between now and Halloween is a good time to take stock of what’s happened in the last year, and put things to rest. More on that, too, later.

So, now it’s time to leave the house and get on with my day, and I feel plenty blessed. Blessed Autumn to you all…may you never hunger, may you never thirst!

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About Sparrow
I am a 47 years young and the mother of two amazing young men, who've grown up and left me mostly an Empty-Nester. I write about what's going on in my little corner of the High Plains, or what happens to be crawling across my brain on a given day. Thank you so much for stopping by. Make yourself at home...through the magic of the internet, the coffee's always free and the doughnuts are fresh!

5 Responses to The Autumnal Equinox and its blessings

  1. Brea says:

    Happy Mabon, my friend! Mmm, Autumn… The crunch of the leaves, the smells in the air, the sight of the changing of the guard on the trees. May your harvest be bountiful and full of joy! May you never hunger, may you never thirst.

    • sparrow1969 says:

      Brightest Blessings to you on this very wet and soggy Mabon! Can you believe we had thunder and lightning this morning? How bizarre…I hope that’s not an omen of things to come for the Winter.

  2. Brea says:

    shhh… don’t give ’em any ideas! 😉

  3. Raevenheart Moonshadow says:

    My wonderful sparrow of the frozen wastes!!! How goes it? I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog! I know we having talked about it in the past, but we should mosy definitely get together!

    • sparrow1969 says:

      Hail and well met, Raevenheart of the Frigid Northern Plains!

      It goes well here…and you? It’s been way too long since we last spoke. I hope all is well on your end of the internet?

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