Lughnasadh is the first of the three harvest season festivals. It will be followed by Mabon at the Autumn Equinox. And the season will end with Samhain/Halloween.
Sara and I went to the Calloway’s Harvest Festival this year, again. She had a lot of fun decorating a pumpkin, before we did some shopping for catnip and Halloween garden decor. The Calloway’s Nursery has always a beautiful display of pumpkins at this time of the year. Sara and I looked at all kinds of pumpkins. She liked the wart pumpkins. “Some of them look squished”, she said and pointed at the “Cinderella” variety. I also showed her the “French Cheese”: “Look, these are the pumpkins, I grow in my Community Garden bed!” Sara really liked them. “They look pretty; like wood”, she replied.
The Fall Festival of our local nursery will be this Saturday. Last year it was on Saturday, October 1. Here is the blog I wrote from our last visit at the Calloway’s Nursery Fall Festival 2016:
October 1, 2016
Today, Sara and I went to our local nursery to celebrate Autumn and the first day of October. The nursery had some games, pumpkin decorating, free popcorn and areas for pumpkin photos set up. Sara had a lot of fun decorating her pumpkin with stickers, seeds, pipe cleaners, paper, more stickers …, playing ‘Candy Corn Bowling’ and ‘Witch Hat Ring Toss’, eating popcorn, and walking around in her Disney’s Anna costume. While Sara was busy decorating her pumpkin, I walked around with a friend from the Community Garden to look at some cool pumpkins. Some were perfect, some were crooked, some had warts. She picked a couple. I really liked the gourd, which can be decorated as a duck, goose or swan. The chrysanthemum looked gorgeous in the nursery. Oh, how much I love Autumn! 🍁🍂🎃