Florida Autumn…

Barn owl...

It always seems like it goes down the same way every year…around the middle of June, Florida becomes a beautiful, sunny furnace. Everyone feels like they are walking on the Sun. And, while the warmth is glorious, it gets a little old around early August, where you will find nearly everyone counting the days until those hot winds and humidity begin to wane.

And then it happens…

Almost like magic. The switch is flipped and the sweltering heat ceases literally overnight, shifting from oppression to liberation. The AC is turned off and the windows and doors are flung open with gleeful abandon. The usual cacophony of amphibians and cicada fades into a quietness ushered in by the rare song of birds on the move from there to there. The air takes on an heirloom quality of that familiar autumn relief, prompting more leisure time out of doors as everyone readies for the holidays beginning with my favourite…Halloween!

Up north, the leaves are turning and the temps are plunging, but here in the south the seasons take there time winding down. Our leaves hang around until mid-December. The beach is still doable well into November. Never snowing works for me, loving the ambiance of a huge queen palm stuffed full of twinkle lights. I am amused by the local clothiers displaying their boots and winter jackets, as if they know what real cold is all about. But we let them have their fun. I’d rather pretend that it is freezing cold out than to actually be in the arctic of a northern winter.

The little critters ready for the nap and leisure that comes with the cooler temperatures, the frogs and lizards the first to retreat for the season, and we dearly miss them around here when that time rolls around. And there is nothing finer than to lie in bed, windows open, with a cool gentle breeze drifting through the darkness, being wrapped up in a snuggly quilt and hearing the trill of an owl floating in the night on the smell of jack pines, their silent flight only noticed after their song is gone. Oh, how I love the fall!

Sure…most folks grumble about the time changes and the ever decreasing hours of light given to the day. But I never notice. I simply wrap myself up in Autumn and let my heart soar on the clear cool ways of this time of the year, each time feeling like first time and eagerly anticipating it each and every time as if it was a new surprise. The respite that comes with the shortening days brings a welcoming sigh of relief and a well deserved relaxing. A time of resting…

Enjoy the season, my friends…

…Namaste.

After the Boys of Summer are Gone…

Hey there! It has been awhile since I have posted, so I thought I would update everyone so as to share what I have been up to, what’s happening now and what I foresee coming up on the horizon…

It has been a very hot and busy summer! It has flown by and I feel like I didn’t get much done but really it was so very productive! I always set my sights high so as to get as much done as I possibly can, that way at least I can get something accomplished!

Tie Dye Dresses...We have been working hard on the store! Getting new things in, having sales to move stuff out. It is a win-win for everyone! The online store here on WordPress was not as productive as I had hoped, so I went back to the old shopping cart and YAY! *Gypsy’s Bazaar!* is back, up and working beautifully! make sure to stop in and check out all the stuff we have to offer. With fast and low shipping you are bound to find something to fit your fancy! Feed back is always welcome so if there is something you want or need just drop me a line and we will try our hardest to get it for you!

October is always a very active time for going on the road and making appearances around our local psychic circles. First, on October 11 we have the Volusia Pagan Pride Celebration where we will be vending wares for the occation. This is the best PPD event every single year and we wouldn’t miss it for the world! Mark your calendars if you are going to be in the Daytona Beach area. You won’t want to miss this!

Next event is the The Villages Parapsychology Expo that takes place at The Villages, Florida on Saturday, October 25th this year. It is a huge event – the largest in Florida of its kind! – with tons of vendors, 30 readers and a day full of free workshops. Free admission. Food available. Plenty of parking. This will be the fifth year that I have been invited back and it is such an honour to be a part of this event. I will be doing tarot readings and bone readings at prices too good to ignore. Hope to see you there!

New writing projects are in the works and never have I been more motivated than I am now! Keep your eye on this spot for updates as they are made available. I am really excited about this…

Facebook…the little darling…has been a pistol of sorts and always a barrel of monkeys. Not my circus…not my monkeys, I’m afraid. I will probably not be spending as much time there as I find it a distraction from what I love to do most. I’m sure it has its virtues…I’m just at a quandary to figure out exactly what they are at the moment. Needless to say, the negativity outweighs the effort and so I stare at it from a distance in anticipation of the next eruption.  😉

Smokie...We had a sick kitty a few weeks back. Our beautiful Smokie came down with something horrid and we thought for a few days there that he was just not going to make it. But, as he is a tough old guy, he rallied around and is now back to his old self again! Thank you, Dr. Jennifer, at Shelton’s Vet Clinic in Elkton for everything! You are a gifted healer and we love you! <3

I found Smokie at the San Gabriel, California Animal Shelter one sunny day, as I had taken to riding my bike down to the shelter to check on all the orphans down there from time to time. I went in that day and there he was…all confident and sassy, just sure that he would be able to win me over! And win me over he did! He loved to play rough – and still does! – and so it wasn’t long before he acquired the nickname “Mini Meanie” not long after he came home with us. He is our boy and we are so glad that he is back to his old self again…

Well, folks…that’s about all the new for now. I will be adding more posts to this blog as the days go by covering lots of different subjects. If there is anything in particular that you would like to hear about, please feel free to drop me an email at gypsy@sleeping-gypsy.com. Until then…

 

…Namaste! 🙂