Warm Autumn Blessings!
Autumn has arrived in my little corner of the world. The days are shorter, the evenings are cooler and I find myself reaching for socks and shoes, blankets and shawls, and soups and stews. And I welcome these reaches.
If there's one thing I love about living in New England it's the seasonal shifts.
Like spring, autumn expresses with drama. It's a rare flavor of drama that I actually savor. As we sit on the cusp of October's entry I observe my landscape and ponder the transformation to which I'll be witness in the coming weeks. I ponder... and I anticipate the coming of the skeleton trees, the rustling forest floors, and so much more, but not before the colorful creative expression that Nature paints on our world's canvas.
October is my personal month for Diving Deep, deep into reflection and projection, all the while keeping my roots in the eternal Present. In other words, I look back over the past year, look ahead to the year to come, and glean from these Musings some value that I may apply to today, or to some other present moment. Know what I mean?
It is how Nature transforms and makes manifest in October's autumn that sings to the Mystery of Life, the spiral that has no beginning, no ending.
And so it is a month that I pull back, recede, and shift my energies... inward, toward my own Mysteries. Often as I frantically manage the last of the harvests that nourish me through the months ahead. Holistically. ::nods::
May you engage the Mystery that October offers. May you observe the drama and beauty. May you honor Change.
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Given my personal relationship with October, you might imagine that my offerings will be light this month. And you'd be right!
10/15 ~ Herb of the Month ~ Elder ~ $35 ~ 6:00 to 7:30pm ~ Join us for our September Herb of the Month ~ the Sambucus species, better known as elder, another wonderful ally in any season, yet one with a special relationship with autumn and the coming of winter!
10/18 ~ Tea TIme - FREE! ~ 11:00am to 4:00pm ~ Stop by the studio for a cup of tea! I'll be making some herbal tea blends and brewing them up throughout the day for our 3rd Sundays at Whiting Mills. Perhaps you can inspire me to create a blend just for you! So stop by, have a cuppa, bring an art or craft project to work on during your visit, and make time stroll around the Mill to visit the shops and studios. Plus, Bekah Photography will be hosting a halloween costume contest for kids, with the winner receiving a free mini photo shoot with her!
Throughout the month you'll continue to find me at the studio every Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00pm, so stop by, or contact me to schedule a time that works for you ~ for a consultation, a visit, or to pick up a special order!
As always, I invite you to visit me at my blog, ay my Facebook page, or to view my creations at my online ArtFire or Zibbet shops.
If you have any questions about any of these offerings, or anything else, contact me online or give me a call at 860.480.3642.
And remember: Pause to take in the beauty and Mystery of our lovely October.
Take care. Be well. And be inspired by Nature!
Walk in the Woods, LLC