August 01, 2010

Lammas tide

1st August Lammas or Lughnasadh.
This explains far better than I can and so does Wiki

To me it is harvest time, a time of abundance and fruitfulness.
We are reaping the rewards of our planting. Each day a little more fruit and veg are ready and ripe.

The garden is lush and overgrown in parts, a colourful array of flowers.
As I sit among the plants spinning my threads of gold and amber I become a part of the great mystery for a little while.
I touch the inner realms and it is so beautiful.

The buddleia is covered in butterflies and bees when the sun shines. You can barely see these flowers as the insects land to drink the nectar and harvest the pollen to take back to the hives.

In some ways Lammas is also a farewell. The long days of summer shorten and have done since summer solstice.

Some days I smell Autumn on the wind and taste Winter chills that are just around the corner.
But there is no regret, it is a natural part of the wheel. As it turns we experience all of its beauty and majesty. The cold balances the heat, the wet balancing the dry.
Lammas is a chance to see how well our plans and intentions have done also. Our inner harvest.
A time to reflect on what worked and what didn't, and why.

Time to take stock.
But on all levels spiritual and mundane it is also time to sit back and enjoy the Earth's abundance and beauty. To enjoy the harvest in all its glory.
To smell the lavender flowers and watch the bees so busy today.
Happy Lammas


FairiesNest said...

Lovely post. Happy Lammas to you!

Vicky said...

Thank you and Happy Lammas to you and yours :)

aniexma said...


Sea said...

Happy Lammas, Amber and Mr Mog.
My buddleia is also covered in bees and butterflies.:D

Blue Witch said...

Happy Lammas; Happy Harvest!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Lammas blessings to you!

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