The beginning of August marks the first of three harvest times in the year’s cycle. Farmer’s markets and fruit stands are bursting with produce, and picnic tables everywhere are groaning under the weight of tomatoes, berries, and melons.
There is a wonderful article on the website of the Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids (http://www.druidry.org/druid-way/teaching-and-practice/druid-festivals/lughnasadh/deeper-lughnasadh) about Lughnasadh (also called Lammas), if you’d like to read more about the history of the festival.
For me, the thing to pay attention to at Lughnasadh is the bounty of the fruits AND the ripening of the grain. In other words, one harvest is maturing and one is yet to come.
Is there work from the winter that you’ve done that is paying off now? What did you sow and what do you now reap?
What work is still to be done before you can enjoy the next harvest?