Showing posts from August, 2018

Lúnasa 2018 - Autumn is coming

This has been one of the best summers of my life.  Not only has my daughter had a great time with loads of friends in various summer camps (watersports, sailing & cooking) but she and I travelled together for a city break to London to see Hamilton and my brother arrived the day after we got back for a 2+ week holiday in Ireland.  Its been so much fun that last night I feel asleep early and slept for 12 hours.

Walking around my neighbourhood today was the first time I could smell a hit of autumn in the air.  Many years ago the first day of Autumn in Ireland was 1 August.  Now its 1 September which makes sense but I'm with the olden times...Spring starts 1 Feb (Imbolc); Summer, 1 May (Bealtaine); Autumn, 1 August (Lúnasa) and Winter, 1 November (Samhain).

The evenings are definitely starting to close in and there's a chill in the air.  We're still in a drought caused by the high (for us) temperatures we've had since late May.  I'm not watering the garden as much…