When the hours of light and darkness are of equal length, people have for centuries celebrated the abundance of harvest on the Autumn Equinox.
In days when our connection to nature was stronger, the harvest was a brief time of plenty, spent gathering food for the darker months to come.
For me, this mellow season still brings to mind fruit-laden trees, fields of golden crops, hedgerows of berries, and fantastic, wheat-sheaf shaped loaves.
I love this short poem which speaks so beautifully about this time of year.
This year, Autumn officially began on 22nd September and we've created our own Harvest Flowers letterbox bouquet to celebrate. Full of rich tones, including red, orange and yellow, we think it will look right at home on any harvest table.
Do you have any harvest time traditions? We'd love to hear about them!