Thursday, 22 September 2011

The Art of Living: Autumn Equinox

Tomorrow, Friday 23rd September is the Autumn Equinox.  It is a time when day and night are supposed to be of equal length before the nights become longer. The summer has passed, the air becomes crisp and there's a sense of starting afresh - it certainly feels like an auspicious occasion.

last days of summer

I know that I am already feeling like I need to sleep more and eat more (though that may be the pregnancy!) - there's that familiar hibernation instinct and a feeling of the need to gather provisions. If I had my own vegetable patch I would feel very proud to be gathering up my home-grown produce.  We are lucky enough to all be gathering at Granny's this weekend for the Bath Baby Show and the Bath Children's Literature Festival so the cousins will be able to gather the squash from Granny's garden to add to a family feast.(I have used gather a lot in that paragraph haven't I - I DO like the word!)

Over at our fave blog Housewife Confidential I know Kat and her family will be celebrating the Autumn Equinox and I also know she has an enviable veggie patch as well as the ability to conjour up some amazing looking food.  I think I'm going to give Kat's Spicy Butternut Squash Soup a go.

Kat's Spicy Butternut Squash Soup at Housewife Confidential

I'm also looking forward to a good stomp in the woods too - to get muddy and collect conkers and feel the sense of change in the trees and the air.  It will feel good to embrace the new season and the West Country is a good place to do so.

Back in London there's the Realfood Harvest Festival on the Southbank. An event that celebrates the abundance of British autumnal produce.  So if you're in the area, show your support for the amazing producers in this country.

Enjoy welcoming in the new season!

This is part of the Art of Living series of posts that bring you all the things we are passionate about and the things we discover in our lives as mamas.

In our Wednesday Woo blog post series we present a selection of things from the Sisters Guild Boutique.

We also have a Monday Makery with ideas for things to make yourself.

And for a glimpse behind the scenes of Sisters Guild we have the A-Z of Sisters Guild here


  1. Ooh, thank you for including me with such kind words. I hope you enjoy the soup - it is my absolute favourite and I am baffled at the fact I created it! Wishing you a beautiful vernal equinox day and happy Mabon x

  2. What a dolt, of course I didn't mean Vernal *face palm*