into the woods...

Autumn is coming

The landscape is full of golden dancing gramineous.
Grains and cereal crops can be harvested in the fields.
In Aotearoa it is the Raurehu phase of Matiti (Summer), when a thin kind of white dust can be seen sometimes on the ground, like feather’s dust.

Summer is slowly ending… we already are on our way to Autumn…

Let’s enjoy the rest of Summer, and celebrate peace, friendship, bounty, generosity and union by sharing bread, good food and entertainment with our family and friends.

Ideas to decor my home

Colours: yellow, orange, green, brown.

Sheaves of gramineous like wheat, oat, barley…

Fruits, bread loaves.

Decorative items made from straw.

To celebrate we can

Organize a country wedding in a field.

Make bread. Loaves with Sun or wreath shape.

Walk in the countryside and fields.


Organize a good feast, a potluck shared with family and friends.

Plant the kernels of the fruits we eat.

Make peace.

Make friendship bracelets.

Organize great outdoor games like petanque, sack race, wrestling, tug-of-war…

Make-up and do bodypainting.

Light a fire in a stones’ circle. And dance around the fire.

Ideas to have a feast



Seasoning, aromatic plants.

Fruit, and veggies. Berries, grape, potatoes, corn, pop corn.

Tea made with seasonal herbs.

Fruit juice, especially grape juice.

Some traditional landmarks

Lammas / Lughnasadh

Lughnasadh (or sometimes Lughnasad, Lugnasad or Lugnasadh) is pronounced “loonassah”

Halfway between the Summer solstice and the Autumn equinox.

This year, in the North hemisphere (Western Europe) :the 7th of August 2022.

In the South hemisphere (Aotearoa) :the 4th of February 2023.