There's a special gift with this time of year that I feel and acknowledge for the first time. Instead of mourning the passing of summer and sunshiney days, I'm welcoming the return to darker days, of rain and grey skies, and of going inward. I realize this focus of living with intention takes practice, and work, and so much of this work happens in the quiet times of the dark days and the gift they bring to us of a quieting.
A time of....
- sweet potatoes
- picking apples
- Himalayan salt lamps
- fish oil
- light therapy
- sitting with my feelings
- cooking with soul and warmth
- laughter and fireplaces
- putting the garden to bed (or not)
- red wine
- deliciously decadent aged cheese
- running in the rain (what, haven't I told you I'm a runner now?)
- leaving the house in the darkness and returning to the house in the darkness
- spicy hot chai
- long soaks in hot tubs and sweats in hot cedar rooms
- the smell of wet wool and peeling off layers of muddy wet socks
- comfy house slippers
- Burt's Bees foot cream
- black nail polish
- roasting of pumpkins and pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- fun with pumpkin art like Jamie's, seen above
- unpasteurized apple cider
- applesauce made overnight in the slow cooker
- gratefulness and taking it in.
Hooray for fall! I roasted my first acorn squash last night and I was so happy.
nice list !! i love the way my house looks at night from outside on a cold, dark winter night. all lit up, waiting and warm.
Love your list - Happy Autumn to you! :-)
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