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Saturday, 26 September 2015

Season's greetings

No, I haven't lost the plot, I know it's not Christmas. However, I have survived the equinox and am in full-on autumn mood. There is a lovely nip in the air first thing in the morning and as the sun goes down that makes me think it might be OK to start wearing my beloved boots again and browse some woolly jumpers online.

The garden is certainly telling me the seasons have changed. The nasturtiums are just about over, but I'm leaving them in place so they will self-set and give me some more glorious blooms next summer. Up above them, the purple Michaelmas daisies are just starting to come out. I could resist snipping a few to bring into my sitting room.

Do you find your practice changes with the seasons? At a class with my lovely teacher Carrie today, we did trataka, sitting in a circle and concentrating our collecting gaze on a candle. I haven't done this since the clocks went forwards in the spring and it was good to be reminded of its power.

In the Northern Hemisphere, we are being treated to a total lunar eclipse in the early hours of Monday morning, coinciding with a supermoon, so if the sky is clear the moon will appear a rust-red colour and will look bigger than usual. Worth getting up for? I'll let you decide. I might honour the occasion with a few rounds of chandra namaskara in the warmth of my house.


  1. Yes, get the boots out, and definitely look out for some new wooly jumpers! I love Autumn. Oddly, I've been looking forward to it for weeks this year, perhaps because i feel the summer has been such a wash out. I feel robbed, and haven't done very many summery things at all due to the rain, and the wind.

    Now we'll get all that in Autumn too, I know, but I'm okay with it, because I know we've got to have a few sun shining days to turn those leaves red and gold.

    I'm not waiting up for the moon, although I think it'll be a wonderful sight.
    Have a good week Julia, and enjoy the season!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Maria, and leaving such thoughtful comments.