September 23, 2006

Autumn Equinox, turning seasons

It is the autumnal equinox and the wheel has turned quietly towards the dark half of the year. A time of year to go more inward, retrospective. As the days shorten a time to create more inside. Not much more fruit to pick. Sloes, damsons and plums oh and any windfall apples I can find:) Blackberries are finished and the leaves are turning on the bramble stems. As we drive around I see that the chestnut is now totally in her autumn gown. She is first to don her spring leaves and first to drop them. We are sitting our grandsons at the moment,Tuesday to Thursday evening for the next few weeks and its great:) The first week has been a delight, tinged with minor aggrevations. My daughter has all the mod cons, dishwasher, aga, microwave with convection but sadly no conventional cooker. This moggie adores her kitchen and can't get to grips with cooking a la microwave. The aga isn't on yet so no help there. This week I'm taking my camping stove with us to0 supplement the micro:))
To spend beofre and after school with the boys is a real priviledge, I'm getting to know much more about them, their likes and dislikes, their worries. I've also been able to catch up with friends where we used to live and things like Ikea:) No yarn shops yet, a\lthough the month is young. The real luxury is a very deep bath, to spend time in bubbles that cover me is a pleasure beyond compare. Our bath is a mere apology after this.
I am knitting a noro throw for the bottom of the bed, although not much done this week. Photos soon.
Tomorrow we are having a drumming night to celebrate Mabon(the autumn equinox). I've got a big pan of beef stew cooking away slowly. Infused with limes, cinnamon and a little chilli powder. It will be served with jacket tatties(potatoes) and followed hopefully by damson fool.

3 comments:

Cherry Rolfe said...

What a lovely poetic start to autumn. I really enjoyed reading this post!

Jo said...

Beautiful description, Ambermoggie. Sorry I'm missing the equinox there but will be back in plenty of time to get ready for Samhain and the New Year celebrations. Greeny mohair not there YET? Sounds like eBay yarn took ages too. Is it our side or yours that's not playing the game?
BB

Gladys said...

That's really awesome. I luv everything about autumn; the colors, the weather. Anyhow, the post was really nice :-)