I like to mark the changing of the seasons with little rituals. For instance, I remove the screen door on Samhain and replace it on Beltane. Flannel sheets are put on the bed Winter Solstice and come off Spring Equinox. Today, I will put the barbecue under shelter for the winter months and fill the porch with firewood.
Borgo Pass picking the cabernet wine grapes. The winter squash has been put into cold storage and the apples are soon to be picked. According to the weather forecast, we have two nice days before the rains set in.
The daylight will continue to shorten until the solstice when we gather to celebrate the rebirth of the sun. In this time of darkness we are invited to explore the depths of the inner self. I look forward to slowing down the pace, clearing away the cobwebs, and searching my soul.
I would love to hear how you mark the turning of the year.