In an effort to kick off some activity here, I had asked about having regular discussions here in the community about relevant topics. These discussions are meant to be friendly, civil, and open-ended. There are no right or wrong answers! This is simply a space to share our thoughts, opinions, and beliefs.
So, to kick of discussion number one, here’s the topic!
How do you honor or celebrate the seasonal shifts in your area? What sort of natural changes do you notice? Do you follow the traditional Wheel of the Year?
I’m keeping this same topic for discussion since we haven’t had any responses yet
How do you honor or celebrate the seasonal shifts in your area?
I do or did. I try to eat more of what is in season. It’s much better for the earth and supports local farmers. I garden and have flowers when the weather permits.
What sort of natural changes do you notice?
Quite a bit. First, we have pollen season where everything gets covered in a thick layer of yellow. We are currently in tornado season. After that, the temperature will go above 90 every day, and it’s hurricane season. In October, the weather finally cools a bit, and the air feels breathable again. November and December can be anything. January and February will be cold weather for which we are unprepared for and miserable.
Do you follow the traditional Wheel of the Year?
I did. I honestly haven’t done much in the past year.
I’m right there with you on trying to eat seasonal. I guess I’m a bit more fortunate here in Florida because things grow all the time, but it’s hard to find local produce. I’m in the process of starting my garden over – you’ve seen the pictures on Instagram so I think that’s a good way to honor the shifting cycles, too.
Your natural changes sound a bit like mine! Our pollen season hasn’t been too bad this year, well at least not where I am. Other people had their yards and cars covered in pollen. It’s horrible! Love bug season is starting here and that usually coincides with May and the coming of hurricane season, so that’s fun. I know I’ve said it a few times but every time a season shifts here it always gets foggy for at least a day or two. Morning fog so thick that I can’t see down the street – its very eerie and beautiful at the same time.