In the Celtic Wheel of the Year here in the Northern Hemisphere we have turned to the first of three harvest festivals, Lughnasadh or Lammas. These three festivals (Lughnasadh, Mabon, and Samhain) happen between the Summer and Winter Solstices. Lughnasadh is a time of harvesting the fruits and vegetables abundant this time of year. Where I live in West Sonoma County California the stalls at the Sebastopol Farm Market are piled with blackberries, tomatoes, strawberries, lettuces, apples, peaches, corn, green beans, herbs... the colors and abundance of everything is intoxicating! Blessings on this time of harvest, blessings on home gardens and small farms where the harmony of Earth, Fire, Water, and Air dance with human tending and love. Blessings on every delicious bite we put in our mouth - berries straight from the vine warm and plump, corn lightly steamed and full of flavor, green beans so bright with green the sound as we snap them rings with the percussive music of this blessed Earth. May each bite you take nourish your body to live and love, work for justice and dance with celebration.
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