Merry Meet and Merry Part, and Merry Meet again

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

.....and now, in other news.....

August has come and gone! I completely missed my third blogaversary! I started this blog in early August, 2010 and here I am still blogging away. Thanks to all my wonderful Wiccan Wreaders for keeping me alive and well!!

If you have followed me for any length of time, you most likely are aware of my book obsession. I do love to read; there are certain book series which I am passionate about. One of my most favorite and beloved series are the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon. Loaded with Scottish characters and history (I am of Scottish heritage on my father's side), it is a great historical, sci-fi adventure, romance, dramatic series. There are currently 7 books in the series, with an 8th due to be published this coming Spring. But what is even more fabulous, is that the Starz cable channel is producing a 16-episode series based on the first book. Thrilled to bits, I am, but also a little worried about casting and treatment of the book. I am a rabid fan after all, and will be most displeased if, in my own selfish opinion, the actors and story are wrong!!! At least it is being filmed in Scotland, thankfully. Read the books!!  Here's a link to find out more: Diana Gabaldon and the Outlander Series
Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon source


The Autumnal Equinox is less than two weeks away!! Celebrated as "Mabon" among Wiccans and pagans, this is a turning point, so to speak, on the Wheel of the Year. Bidding farewell to the summer season is often hard, especially  if one lives in wintry climes, realizing that the icy days are coming. Already we are losing daylight and here in central New York we have had some coolish nights. Still, autumn is a beautiful season and a favorite of many of us witchy types.
autumn road image source
 Speaking of apples (wasn't I?), September is definitely the month for all kinds of delicious apple desserts, and not just apple pie, you know. (this morning the street was strewn with apples from a neighbor's apple tree; I suspect the middle schoolers on the way to the bus stop are responsible) Anyway, seeing all those apples made me start dreaming of apple crisp, apple turnovers, baked apples, applesauce bread, oh, the list goes on. Time to hit the local orchards and pick some of these lovely orbs! I might just share a recipe or two, and look forward to seeing any recipes on other blogs. Apples!! Just as iconic for September, as pumpkins are for October. (now don't get me started on pumpkin recipes.....yet)
apples image source

So that is my rambling for today. It feels great to be blogging again. And remember, all shall be well!!! Hugs from Robin!


12 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

All my favorite summer fruits are just about gone and apples of all kinds have taken their place. If only I could learn to like them.
Mary

Leeanna Henderson said...

Happy Blogaversary!

I miss being able to go pick baskets of apples. It was my favorite thing for Autumn.

Ashlee said...

I have so many different apple recipes that I cannot wait to make. Mabon has me all in a jumble over how excited I am that Autumn will be here. My Favorite. <3

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Happy belated 3rd blogaversary! Wishing you many apples and, in due course, pumpkins.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

Hi robin! i just caught up on your past posts! how exciting that you got this new property! i love the area you bought in.upstate new york is a very big favorite of mine! it is terribly hot and humid here right now. i need cool weather so i can bake my apple mabon cake! joyce

Linda Wildenstein said...

Happy Blogoversary....three years???? I was sure I had known you for many more than that BB.
Apples & the crisp fall breeze....yum. I'm with you on apples and then pumpkins. Happy almost Mabon. Oma Linda

The Boston Lady said...

Happy 3rd! Love the images your words conjured in my head as I read. It still seems quite like summer here in SoCal although I noticed little pumpkins at the grocery store this week. Days will soon get shorter and cooler and I will have yet another new area and season to explore. Wonder what it will be like here for fall? Ann

Mrs Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

Happy Anniversarie my dear! x

Magic Love Crow said...

Robin, you got me hungry!! I can't wait for some recipes ;o) Happy 3rd anniversary ;o) Hugs ;o)

The Spooky Whisk said...

Happy Blogging Birthday :-)

Chatelaine said...

This is my time of year to start baking. I love to bake cranberry apple crisps and paper bag apple pies. Yum! Looks like you have a larger repertoire of baked items!

c. Joy said...

I love this post! Happy 3rd year! Tonight in my part of the world it is raining - it was 90F in the afternoon. I may be adapting to all the changes around me, but I need to make changes and it is hard. Thanks for a year and a half of good reads - your blog posts and getting me hooked on the "Circle" books. Hope this next year is wonderful - for all of us.