A chilly wind makes my toes curl, my heart skips a beat at an amber colored leaf – in short, I’m an Autumn addict.
Fall Equinox falls one week prior to the celebration of Michaelmas. These two holidays are often celebrated in similar fashions, with harvest feasts, fairs and various fall merriment.
Michaelmas adds the exciting adventures of Sir George slaying the dragon through the spirit/guidance/help of the angel Michael. Michaelmas is a fun way to look toward our inner selves for bravery and guidance as the days grow shorter and winter descends.
Every year my family and I go on a dragon hunt at the same nature park. It’s a really sweet tradition as we search the rocks and caves for dragons. We imagine the black marks on the rocks to be dragon’s breath, crushed rocks become the trail the heavy dragon left behind when he walked through and my oldest daughter started a new tradition this year of trying to find the baby dragons in the little caves or finding the mommy dragon’s eggs.
After a vigorous dragon hunt we returned home to enjoy some delicious dragon bread and blackberry pie!