There are some things in life people seem to have strong opinions about. Fall is one of those things. As I pop around the internet, there is either an expression of great enthusiasm and excitement, or a irritation with those who gush over the impending trifecta of the holiday months. A dividing line between the ‘Pumpkin Latte Brigade’ and the ‘Hostile Humbug Hoard’.
Now, we all know where I lie on the ‘Autumn O Meter’. It doesn’t just come from living in the Southwest desert where a drop of rain becomes an ‘event’. I have loved this time of year ever since I can remember, from when I was growing up in northern California. Dew on the grass, misty sunshine in the morning, and a heavy/golden/liquid light that spilled over the horizon early in the day. These are some of my most cherished memories.
I’ve always been a great lover of solitude, even when I was a child. No matter where we lived, I would seek out those places where I could be alone in natural surroundings and explore all of the wild parts on my own.
For me, this time of year is about filling your soul up. Rediscovering that smell on the air that only comes to you on cool October mornings. Even here in the desert where we will have 100 + days for at least another month, there is a slight damp on the lawn early in the day, and the light coming through the windows is not clamoring as loudly as it was in the initial days of summer.
Try to take the time this week if you can, to practice a little healing ‘self-care’. Go and find the secret places inside yourself only you have the key to. Go, and find where you left your soul.
~Aunt Becky’s Jam Trio~
Recap of recipes featuring Aunt Becky’s Special Jams, Fruit Butters & Sauces
~Thanks again ‘Aunt Becky’s’ for the wonderful samples and opportunity to feature your delectable jams in some delicious recipes. Everyone please go to her site, check out these fantastic products, and pick a jar or two out as a gift for someone and don’t forget a jar or two for yourself also!