Sacred solstice.. The equinox.. A balance of day and night, before the shift towards darkness again.
I always swear to be a lover of long summer days, and long for dust and dry earth by the time spring rolls around. But as the summer winds down, something happens to me. Something changes when the warm winds shift. When the clouds begin to scuttle across the sky and the chill of winter sets into the trees and the coats of the animals. I can't believe it, every year, even though my rational mind is dreading the long rainy season ahead - I still find myself energized by the nip in the air and the smell of damp earth. I find myself giddy as I nuzzle deeper into warm jackets while throwing hay in the evenings. I adore the velvety fluff of the horses coats as they prepare for the winter winds, the way my hand sinks down through it when they puff it up against the cold.
There is something about this season that makes my soul happy. I don't know what it is but the horses feel it too. They love this time of year, especially Misa. She is absolutely electric, it's like the chill in the air makes her come alive even more! I love it. And I can't help but love too, the fact that today represents a perfect balance between day and night, just like the balance that I have between my grey queen and my black dragon. I wish it would stay like this forever.
Photography by Eve Freedman
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