|Summer Seasons Table|
The joys of the season are there and I love the seasonal vegetables and the delicious fruits available but it does nothing for my 'soul'.
I ask you, can there be 'soul seasons?'
Well for me I think there can be. I know that I enjoy the blessings that are more available to me in Autumn and Winter so much more. I enjoy the closeness of home life as we spend more time together indoors, and while we do not have the bitterly cold and snowy weather aspects of my northern friends, for me it is a rejuvenating time of year.
Just the darkness and the early in-side time that can then be highlighted by firelight and candlelight bring such peace of spirit to me. I find I am actually much more creative and active with projects than in the Summer months, not that it gets very hot at all where we live. In fact most of the time it isn't even hot enough to go swimming, but the 'summer aspect' is still there.
Every summer as we have Christmas it just doesn't seem right to not have the 'typical northern hemisphere winter' to celebrate with. In fact it is harvest season for us with so many vegetables and fruits that it all has to fit around the Christmas season too.
It is too much of a mixture for my senses.
The Autumn season with it's start of colder and more breezy weather sets my heart at peace. I know we are about to embark upon a journey that I delight in. Many of my favourite activities, reading to myself and aloud, sewing, hand crafts, even my beginner yarning skills just seem to be more natural in this environment.
Of course the cooler weather means more work in so many ways, not especially for me. Our wood supply has to be cut, chopped and delivered. Of course laundry tasks are harder to keep up with and food production, well need I say more.
But there is nothing sweeter than to sit down after a days work and enjoy the evening with family savouring in the home atmosphere and being nourished in my soul by the beauty of creativity.
So for me.....bring on Autumn....
Blessings to you and your homes,