Monday, 15 October 2018

Autumn Photos + Inspiration

Autumn is properly here! (Although we have had some warmer weather recently, and I did wear my flip flops a few days ago because I thought it might be the last time I'd get to wear them this year, lol). I'm always sad to see summer go but autumn is a beautiful time of year.

I thought I'd share some recent photos I took and also some links with ideas for celebrating autumn. (Doesn't seem that long since I shared spring pictures, but it's 6 months ago now and 3 since I posted some summer photos!).


Trees in Sompting





Hove Park



It's really feeling like autumn now, with the changing and falling leaves, cooler weather and mellow, golden light.I've really noticed the shift in recent weeks with the days getting shorter. The sun is now setting  around 6.10pm. We've had Madron/the Autumn Equinox and in a couple of weeks it will be Samhain/Hallowe'en (my favourite apart from Lammas!). Here's some inspiration for autumn. :)*


My post which includes ideas for celebrating autumn: https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2018/09/celebrating-madron-autumn.html

Good post from witch and author Rachel Patterson (I have her book Kitchen Witchcraft) about autumn being the season of the witch: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/beneaththemoon/2018/09/tis-the-season-of-the-witch/

http://www.ladyalthaea.com/all-articles/autumn

https://tesswhitehurst.com/9-magical-things-to-do-in-october/

Self care for October: https://www.blessingmanifesting.com/2018/10/october-self-care-check-in.html/

https://www.thehappylifeformula.com/20-activities-for-a-happy-fall/

Inspiration for nature journalling. I haven't done this but it sounds good: http://www.lavender-moon.com/2018/09/autumn-nature-journaling.html


And finally a fun guide to Samhain from Michaela of Penniless Pagan: http://www.pennilesspagan.com/2018/10/the-witchs-guide-to-samhain.html

Hope you liked the photos and found some inspiration! I'm planing to post a new Samhain/Hallowee'en celebration ideas post soon. You can read the previous ones here:

https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2016/10/halloweensamhain-celebration-ideas.html

https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2017/10/more-halloweensamhain-celebration-ideas.html


Have a good rest of autumn! (Or spring/whichever season you're in). :)


*Note: In the Southern Hemisphere the next sabbat will be Beltane. Check out some celebration ideas here: https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2018/04/celebrating-beltanemay-day.html

4 comments:

  1. Aw such lovely things, reading this has made me feel all autumnal :D the autumn months seem to pass so fast, I wish they would last a little longer (and maybe winter would be shorter haha xD) xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting, Elizabeth! :) Yes, I know what you mean;I don't like winter very much, so it would be good to have a longer autumn and shorter winter, lol.

      Zania
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