As we enter the month of August, despite the intense heat, we can begin to see the very early signs of transition to the fall season, my favorite time of year! The sun it setting a bit earlier each day and the nights are filled with cooler breezes and of course the abundance of the harvest begins to come in by the truckload. August 1st marks the observance of Lammas in many Wiccan and Pagan circles which is a celebration of the early Harvest. The observance of Lammas was also recognized in the Christian church especially in England where it was a tradition to make a loaf of bread out of freshly harvested wheat on this day and bring it to the local parish to be blessed. I have written about Lammas more extensively in a blog post last year, but I will say again that this is definitely the early start of my favorite time of year!
In celebration of Lammas and the coming autumn, I have harvested and hung to dry the majority of the flowers and herbs that I have been growing over the summer. Today I just wanted to share some photos of the plants that I’ve harvested from my magical garden. They will be used in my various spells, potions and charms prepared throughout the year and also burned as on offering at my annual Halloween gathering. We are about to embark on a truly magical and exciting time of year.
I thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and I wish you peace, happiness and abundance during the magical season and always!