As we head into this Earthy time, the harvesting of the Carob has begun. This period lasts a fair time and at first I was surprised that it started now, but not when I realised that Lammas was also upon us! Living in the country side, living in Portugal, you really feel the ancient ways fresh in the everyday. It is so good to be deeply linked to the cycles of Nature and to celebrate that it was exactly a year ago that we left Glasgow. It was a long journey before we arrived at Ceratonia, which gave us plenty of time for reflection and honouring all that had been and that had got us on this path of living on the land and growing. So a year later again plenty of reflection and joy to the abundance that we have achieved.
I could not resist adding this photo that was taken this morning outside our bedroom window! If you look you can see two Hoopoe birds in amongst the Carob. The spiritual meaning behind this bird is to connect into the balance of Earth Mother and your own personal power. Also to eat plenty of fresh vegetables!!
Daisy Mae and Corey Smith at Ceratonia