I missed the full moon this week. I love to see it in full roundness and I look up to it imagining who else is looking up to it at the same time as me.
This is the last week in the Celtic year. It also marks the end of the harvest season. The new year in the Celtic calender begins on November 1st. With this in mind, I looked back to the past year, in particularly the 'harvest' from my garden.
It has been a particularly poor year. I grew many tomato plants from seed but most failed to come to fruition. The apple and plum trees didn't bear any fruit nor did the strawberry plants. My 5 acorn squash plants produced 3 fruits in total.
Plants that did well were my climbing french beans, pear tree and blueberry bushes. I don't know why it was such a bad year. I got the plants off to a good start but I think it was a lack of pollination.
For months I have waited for my Gerbera plants to come into flower. Bizarrely they decided to show their faces at the beginning of the month. Some opened out their petals briefly before curling up and dying but a couple are defying the odds and making a most unseasonal appearance.
I hope next year is a fruitful one for all of us. x