So we have reached November already. Its cold outside, dark by 6pm and most of us wish we could hibernate. Its a strange time of year.
Samhain and Halloween remind us of beginnings and ends. That there is a connection to another world. Whether or not you believe, the landscape starts to reflect the end as plants die back settling deep into the earth, tree's become skeletal and wildlife withdraws into itself pending hibernation or colder nights.
Its a time when humans should do the same. Not stop entirely but perhaps become reflective in order to look forward to new life next year.
Longer quieter nights by the log fire mean I can catch up on book-reading (and that list is huge). Planning for the garden next year, reviewing what had happened this year. Not a disaster by all accounts but my vegetable growing skills need honing.
Also its a good time to readdress lifestyle. What are my goals in my bid to be greener in 2019?
Next year I would love to get rid of my car, grow more vegetables, blog more, try to be waste free, become more aware of environmental problems in my area and do my best to address them.
I'm not going to stop being green because its winter but summer is energy and being pro-active and adventurous, winter is to reassess all those achievement's, take stock and lets your ideas grow inside you until they can manifest in Spring and bloom in Summer.
What can we do to be greener in the Winter?
Put an extra jumper and socks on instead of the heating.
Insulate your house well.
Sign up to an eco friendly power company.
Continue with your Recycle, Reduce and Re-use.
My friends call me Love and this is a personal journey