~ autumn harvest ~

following the height of the sun at the summer solstice
the summer days have begun to darken earlier in the evenings
the air grows cooler and the soil flakes with drought and heat
gardens and fields are bountiful with vegetables and crops
and preserves are prepared for the cold winter months ahead

traditionally, the last of the harvests were given back to the earth
the cornstalks plowed into the soil or fashioned into a corn husk dolly
to be burned in honour upon the fire or kept safe until Imbolc
and then replanted into the soil with the new season’s seeds

~ over the next few weeks, we’ll be celebrating the autumn season
with corn husk dollies, harvest and berry recipes, and more ~