I come alive in autumn! The oppressive southern summer heat and humidity are gone, sunlight dances on golden and rust leaves, and the squirrels are flitting all around the yard, storing acorns and pecans for the winter.
I was blessed to spend last Sunday walking the beach with my sister and a friend as sandpipers skittered before us on the strand, pelicans soared above us and - miracles! - three pods of dolphin played in the surf beside us! What a gift to watch their joyous migration.
This afternoon I'm honored to bless a friend's new art studio, and then we drum around a fire in celebration of her new adventure and in communion with each other and Mother Earth. What a blessed time to be alive!
While I try so hard to treasure these electric autumn days, to be in the moment, I also live in anticipation - Samhain is coming! For my 23rd year, I read Tarot at a local Halloween event for two weekends, while my amazing Granny Jean (age 83) reads palms. Having this time with her year after year is more of a gift than words can express.
So, everyone take a moment to relish this blessed weather, and give thanks for this blessed moment.