When the long, dark autumn-evenings come.
Robert Browning(1812-1889) , By the Fire Side
GOOD MORNING !
I AM SO FEELNG THE EFFECTS OF SO MUCH WET DREARY WEATHER
If I were a bear I’d be hibernating about now.
People don't actually hibernate, but many reduce their activity and spend more time indoors during these short days
I like the feeling of being insulated and protected in my snug house
But, it is also the time of aching joints and bad colds. We live seasonally without even thinking about it.
The autumn is a time of holidays, celebrations and rituals. Autumn is the time for harvest and storing food supplies for the coming winter. There are harvest festivals and celebrations of gratitude and thanksgiving. People express their spirituality with dances, prayers and meditations. Traditional spirituality views time and life as a circle. The reoccurring seasons are points on this circle. Seasonal celebrations emphasize the constant change and renewal of life
In this season of Autumn I’m sure the good Lord knew what he was doing and although we cannot hibernate we can begin to live life a little more slowly and rest up more. Our bodies are telling us we need to rest more and conserve our energy for the wintery days that our coming.
And that is just what I am doing today. All snug here in my kitchen with my laptop I am enjoying a lazy morning. I am missing the usual activity at the campsite and the good breakfasts that my camper babes would be fixing, but it's that time of year when camping is just about over. Only 2 more weekends and the camper will be closed up for the winter anyway.