I will readily admit that autumn and fall are my favorite seasons of the year! For me the warm days and the cooler nights are a perfect combination mixed in with the bounty of goodies from the garden and farm markets! My energy increases at this time of year as I typically tackle a fall cleaning spree (versus the spring cleaning that many like to do) and I begin to make jams, can fruits and process food for the colder days of winter. (I love to be able to gift a jar of sunshine in the form of canned peaches during the colder days of winter)!
It's interesting though for as jazzed up that I get about autumn and fall, for many this is a season that they truly do not look forward to. The shorter days, gardens that are finishing their growing season are reminders of the colder months ahead. So my question to pose to those who are not fans of Septembers arrival is this: "Are there ways that you can bring elements of what you enjoy from the warm summer months forward into this new season?" I'm curious as to the creative ways that individuals may find to answer this question.
Wishing all of you peace and light ~ Leanne
Leanne Longeway is an Art Therapist and a Registered Clinical Counsellor who offers counselling services to Adult Individuals and Teens (ages 14+)
I am grateful to be living and working within the unceded territory
of the Liǧʷiłdax̌ʷ peoples in the community of ƛəmataxʷ, Campbell River, BC.
I honor the relationships with the WeWaiKai, WeiWaiKum, and Kwiakah Nations, along with the Homalco, Coast Salish, Klahoose, K'omoks, Metis and Inuit Indigenous peoples.
I am thankful for, and wish to respectfully acknowledge their generosity of spirit
and their historical and ongoing stewardship of these beautiful lands.