Monday, 26 October 2015

26 Oct : Autumn


The day that the clocks go back is definitely my favourite day of the year. Waking up deliciously late and knowing that you have an hour in hand. The knowledge that you must make the most of the light so you spend all day outside. Finally, the drawing of the curtains with the promise of a long evening in your cosy home. Yesterday we did all of those things and felt very satisfied with our industry.

Last year I conscientiously worked my way through a list of 'Things to do in Autumn' but felt disconnected from the season. I see that I have done very few of the same things this year but as I have driven across the country during September and October I have watched the trees change colour in a sequence of rich tableaux and I have experienced a gradual letting go of summer. Now I am ready to look forward to all the good things that winter brings and make plans.

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  1. Autumn is such a luscious and rewarding season. :-)

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    1. I am feeling the urge to make autumn apple cake. I might be gone a little while...

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  2. I'm more aware of changing seasons since moving to the countryside and I love it. That photo is very beautiful. Gorgeous light.

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    1. Thank you! It was a broken branch which had changed colour before the rest of the tree. I think that this autumn has been particularly spectacular and am grateful I have had the time to enjoy it.

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  3. I do like the extra hour in bed, but oh my the early darkness catches me out. not quite ready for that..........

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    1. More cosy time - what's not to like?

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  4. I cannot abide the day the clocks go back, it makes me uncomfortable in myself for months afterward. I think my favourite day might be December 21st when the days start to lengthen.

    Autumn here has been delicious this year, the leaves are staying on the trees far longer than usual and they have changed colour bealutifully.

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    1. I must admit I do get slight jet lag but can get over that by having a lie in.

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  5. Sounds good. The changing of the clocks marks a definite shift but I like the idea of letting go gently. I adore the colours in your photo.

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    1. Thank you! Flicking back through my posts I realised that the colour is almost identical to the mango callas that I chose for my mother's birthday party.

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  6. I'm glad that somebody shares my euphoria. Walking home in the dark this evening after dropping off the small boy at his school's Halloween disco, I felt that truly all was right with the world. Chilly, fragrant, lamp-lit outdoors; bright and toasty indoors. Paradise. xo

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