We have had a considerable amount of rain this October as well as the winds of Ophelia and Brian stirring up the seas in West Cornwall with spectacular scenes. The winds have also assisted the trees, disrobing them from their dead leaves, reminding us to join them in shedding all that no longer benefits us.
The darker time of year beckons and the presence of our ancestors can be felt. We are also nearing the end of the Celtic year and our thoughts turn inwards to the spiritual and physical changes within ourselves and how that will affect our destiny. We can plan our future to a certain extent, but life is unpredictable and the ‘topsy turvy’ energies, particularly in Cornwall, can turn our well made plans upon their heads so that life takes us in a completely different direction.
It was a wet and misty day today when Cassandra and I travelled to Lamorna late this afternoon to purchase our pumpkins. A local resident grows them and sells them outside his home. The following image was captured last year in drier weather.
The journey to Lamorna valley is a wonderful experience. We passed the Merry Maidens stone circle which today was shrouded in mist. There were many walkers enjoying the atmospheric weather and the silhouette of figures walking around the stones added mystique!
The Lamorna woodland is particularly glorious at this time of year with its autumnal colours, crisp fallen leaves and the mist swirling around the trees.
This beautiful scenery adds to the pleasure of each journey and deepens our connection with the changing seasons.
As we all prepare for our forthcoming Samhain celebrations, I send you all good wishes and hope that the new Celtic Year reflects back to you all the energy and wishes that you have sent out to others.