It is that time of year again..... The air has that certain chill again and is filled with a sweet, heavy and rich scent of damp earth and decomposing plantmaterials. Birds are gathering to start their migration. Grasses have turned a golden yellow and seem to reflect their colour on everything around me. Fog rolls across the land, depositing their moisture on everything it touches, leaving the surfaces wet and glistening in the light. The sun still has warmth left in it, but the shadows and evenings are destinctly getting longer..
There's a magical vibe of change everywhere....
Every year it happens again; at the end of summer and the beginning of autumn I have this strong urge to start foraging. There's this abundance of food everywhere, but much of it is out of reach; either because it simply isn't mine or I do not yet have the knowledge or skill to collect it.
Unfortunately for many of these things I lack knowledge and skill or even permission. I do not know many mushrooms, I have no hunting- or gunpermissions, I have no crops to harvest or cattle to slaughter and I am so envious of those who do! I love to read about people, who do all these things and tell about it, either online or in books. But all that will change in due time and I will be joining them!