while getting dressed early this morning there was a distinct chill coming through the open window...actually it was more than a chill, it was decidedly cold.
so with a smile on my face i quickly put the kettle on and then followed flynt into the garden.
i have to say it felt
...the sky was blue, with just a little hint of mackerel (or buttermilk did you know that?) clouds,
the birds were waking up~starlings flew overhead chattering, magpies were sitting on a nearby roof chattering among themselves and i heard a crow in the giant old oak.
i stood up on what i now call my 'sky deck'~the area of decking that swampy built for me in the corner at the end of the garden. we live on a hill and the garden slopes down to the house...so raised up on my sky deck i have a wide view of the sky, helped by the fact the closest homes are all bungalows.
soon my view turned from the sky to our garden~it is looking particularly rambling, over grown and my nook is a under a layer of leaves that is dropping from the rambling jasmine and rose with long tendrils of rose reaching down to tangle in my hair.
with mabon/autumn equinox so close i really need to get out and sweep up the leaves, check i have dry wood for my fire and hope the wood sitting in my cauldron is dry.
i am loving the feeling i am experiencing at this time~the heat of the summer has passed, the heat that muddles my brain, makes me uncomfortable, unfocused...
the short, chill days and long dark nights invigorates me, wakes me and it is during this time that i delve deeper into my spiritual path.
what do you do with the long dark nights?