Oh, my goodness, y'all...today is a PET day! (Any of you who read Anne of Green Gables knows what I'm talking today. Even though it's very warm (low 90s), there is a delicious little breeze and the light has the slant that means that Autumn is drawing near. In fact, it is only EIGHTEEN days away.
Autumn is my favorite time of year and I pine for it at the end of Summer. So when I saw how this weekend was shaping up (lows in the lower 50s at night--can anybody say "bonfire?"), I was just elated. And then I remembered the most excellent book I got a couple of years ago: and got even more elated. Giddy? Maybe.
AND THEN--I remembered that when I got the book, I accidentally ordered an extra copy of it. I was supposed to give it to a friend, but I just forgot it and it sat in my witchy cupboard for...um...months. Unremembered, still tucked in its cardboard sleeve, full of goodness and spicy yumminess and YAY! FALLNESS!!!
Want it? You really do. It's chock full of European harvest myths and legends, Autumnal horoscope info, moon and goddess and god magic, garden stuff, a whole frickin' Mabon (Harvest Apple Upside Down Cakeareyoukiddingme??) menu and more--and it's all told in the simple, practical, often funny voice that Ellen Dugan is famous for. Even though I'm rocking the Elemental Paganicity right now, I STILL love to read this book, and will definitely be incorporating some of Dugan's stuff in the Equinoctial Celebration (err...still working on the name...) I'm planning. So.
Here's the deal: just leave a comment here, telling us what your favorite thing about the Autumn is. For me, it's the smell of spices and dried leaves, the enchanting shift in the light, the bonfires, the cooking and visiting to be done, football games, the fair...heh. That's more than one thing, hunh? Oh, well...I'm easy like Sunday morning around here. Anyway, leave your comment, and I'll randomly draw a name next Saturday and in a few days...YAY! Mabon woohoonesss!
I regret that I can only ship to the US and Canada, although if you are living over the pond and want to enter the drawing, we might be able to work out a shipping arrangement.
Disclaimer: Please note that if you click the link above and wind up buying the book, I (NotHannah) will receive an advertising fee. Clicking on the link is NOT necessary to enter the drawing for the book.