Woohoo! My favorite month of the year is almost here. It rhymes! And usually what rhymes is good. 😉 It is Pumpkin season. The days are still warm, but the nights begin to cool off. It is the time for pumpkin spice and pumpkin latte. The porches are decorated for Halloween. It is becoming a little bit more “spooky” and “creepy” in the neighbor hood. I love October!
Last year in Spring, I planted a root of a clematis in my garden. I’ve had a small plant growing that year. But when the Texas Summer arrived, it was gone. First I thought, the heat “killed” it. And I said to myself: “Oh well, I gave it a try. Maybe the roots will come back later.” Sure enough, the plant came back this Spring. It grew into a vine. But no blooms all Spring and Summer. This morning, when I checked on my plants in the garden, I saw something blooming behind the greenhouse. I walked over there to get a better glimpse. Oh my, I have five clematis blossoms on the vine. All this waiting finally paid off. I guess, all the rain and the cooler temperature in the last few days helped a lot, too.
Harvest Moon, Corn Moon, Barley Moon
The pumpkins, squash and beans are ready for harvest. And the bright light of the Harvest Moon allows us the extra time needed to finish the harvest. The leaves on the trees begin to turn color. The Summer’s sunshine gives way to the Autumn’s darkening evenings. The September Full Moon is a time to find balance in our lives, of settling into a slower rhythm after the Summer’s adventures. It is a time of giving thanks and enjoying the abundance in our lives.
Today begins my favorite season of the year. I love Autumn! It’s time to bake some apple pies and lit the pumpkin spice candles in the house. Since it rains here, it gives it the little extra flair of Autumn today. Kevin started to hang up some Halloween lights, this morning. Once it tries up, I have to clean up the porch and decorate it for the Autumn festivities.
🍁🍂🍃Happy Harvest! Blessed Mabon!🍃🍂🍁
At this time of the year when the night are a little bit cooler, we have all kinds of creatures coming over for a visit. It is not seldom, a Texas Toad comes over to say “Hello”.