Sunday, September 17, 2006

Autumn tumbles in

M. and I came home last evening from Colorado Springs, and then we got involved with an unexpected refrigerator problem. (Temporarily fixed, but I think it is time to go shopping.) Meanwhile, we forgot to cover some outdoor plants.

Meanwhile, the temperature dropped: Bye-bye, yellow squash and zucchini, bye-bye to the tomato plants outside the greenhouse. Bye-bye, beans. Bye-bye, datura.

Aspens are turning yellow on the ridges, and the Gambel's oak and willows here are orange at the edges. Only a few hummingbirds remain.

Next weekend, we will welcome the new season with a hike in the golden aspen forest and a trip down to Pueblo for the chile festival.

Cross-posted to Nature Blog. Tag:


Blogger The Pagan Temple said...

This is an easy trend to have foreseen. A great lot if not most pagans come from a Christian background, so it's kind of natural they would be inclined to gravitate toward something reminiscent of a "church" environment, though admitedly Unitarians are not exactly what you would consider a "traditional" church.

Still, they fit the bill as far as providing a haven of sorts for legitimate congregational activity, and answers the need of people that have been limited up to now to participation in "pagan pride" events.

I don't have a problem with it, though by the same token I don't think pagans should feel obliged to limit themselves to any one outlet.

Personally, I'm fine with the idea of the secret covens, I guess I just have a traidtionalist streak in me. Plus, I want to keep the romance and mystery alive. If we become just another religion-just another "church"-that seems to me to defeat the whole purpose.

"Do what thou will". For me, I say no to hierarchical religous organizations and bureaucracy. If anybody else wants to go that route, that's on them. Give me that old time religion-the secret society of brothers and sisters.

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