I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.—Nathaniel Hawthorne


Autumn Nature Table
Apple Picking
Dyeing Silks with Marigold Flowers

Feasts, Festivals, and Holydays

(Equinox—September 22)

Michaelmas—September 29

St. Francis—October 4

Hallowe’en—October 31

All Saints Day—November 1

All Souls Day—November 2

Martinmas—November 11


St. Nicholas—December 6

Conception of BVM—December 8

St. Lucy—December 13

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Kelli lives in rural New Hampshire with her husband Damian and their two children. She works as a writer, and in her free time enjoys reading, gardening, taking pictures, walking in the woods, and celebrating the seasons of nature and the feasts, festivals, and holy days of the Christian year. Kelli shares her family's everyday adventures at

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