When the leaves begin to change, I really hit my stride, taking hundreds of photos, because I live in the most beautiful place in the Universe, especially in the Fall. They're just starting to turn now. You can catch a whisper of red underlying the green on the hills and mountains all around us, and here and there, a bright red sugar maple or mustard yellow poplar who was just too eager to wait for the rest.
I know it's only the first week of September, but I'm getting the urge to decorate for Fall. The Autumnal Equinox, Mabon, falls on the 22nd this year, and we often celebrate with Thanksgiving-like feasts and a complete focus on gratitude and appreciation. Then we'll have Halloween, the kids and costumes and tricks and treats, witches and spooks galore, followed by its forebear, Samhain, when we honor our beloved dead and visit with them.
We don't get trick-or-treaters, because we live so far out in the country. We buy chocolate every year, just in case, and then eat it ourselves. And it's a fine time for divination. I love reading tarot cards and trying to catch a glimpse into the future. You know they say the Veil Between the Worlds is at it's thinnest this time of year.
I'd love to hear about your fall traditions and see pictures of your decorations.