It’s Fall!

Now it’s coming back – September, Fall, cooler weather, the slight spooky to the atmosphere heading toward the dark of the year—and my favorite time, despite the resurgence of pumpkin spice. No offense but give me apple cider and cinnamon any time.

The shadows grow longer, the dark comes earlier and yes! The heat breaks. I’m not a hot weather, sit in the sun kind of girl, besides I blister in the shade when it comes to tanning.

The Pagan calendar comes alive with the Full Corn Moon on the 1st, Mabon on the 22nd, Haustblot on the 22nd, and Autumn Equinox also on the 22nd.

National Ghost Hunting day is the last Saturday in the month (assuming they have it again this year) – If you’re in San Antonio check out the haunted Victoria’s Black Swann Inn. In Philadelphia you could visit the Mutter Museum (now that really was creepy). The New York Finger Lakes specialize in the spooky if you’re in that area – In North Carolina Asheville has the Haunted Ghost Tours as well as Hillsborough. Colorado Haunted History near the Arapaho National Forest sounds interesting. See, they’re everywhere and probably near you.

Of course all of these might be on hiatus for this year due to other spooky things but put them on your list for next year. The ghosts aren’t going anywhere, obviously, and if it is happening, there will probably be smaller crowds.

In the meantime, you can read about the spooky. There’s lots out there. Mine can be found here.  Enjoy and get in the spirit!



September 2020 – How Things Have Changed

In a normal pre-COVID-19 world, September would find children starting a new school year, college football practice would be in full swing, and those well-attended Homecoming games would fill the air on college campuses with cheers, boos, and happy screams. Not so, this year.

September denotes the beginning of autumn, when tourists normally take trips through states such as Michigan, Vermont, and New Hampshire to gaze at the lovely colors of the changing leaves. Hotels would be overflowing with guests. Cars filled with families would be touring highways in droves. Less, this year.

Labor Day barbecues would find dozens of people gathered together to enjoy the last great holiday weekend of the summer. Grandparents Day would be observed with grandchildren hugging their grandparents while their own parents stood by and smiled. Keeping masked and six-feet apart is not so celebratory.

Everything changes, it seems. As the pandemic races back and forth across the United States, we should all do our best to keep everyone safe. Will this end? Who knows, but keeping healthy, active, and happy will bring us back to normal someday. I hope.

Shimmer: The Beginning

In the meantime, read a book and escape. such as downloading the ebook prequel to my Clan of Dragons series, Shimmer: The Beginning at Amazon and many other on-line book stores. Give it a try and escape to a world of fantasy, fairies, dragons, and romance. Stay safe!


Nancy Lee Badger