“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
Watching dawn’s sliver of pink spread across the indigo sky…
Acorns, conkers, horse chestnuts, hazelnuts…
not the actual nuts, but I love acorn cups, shiny conkers and nut shells!
Hunting out your favourite hats and gloves,
twining soft scarves around your neck and wrapping up in the chill.
Boots…need I say more?
Apples are finally in season and our trees offer a
harvest of Discoveries and Worcester,
and then I enjoy my most favourite Russets.
Jumpers. I’m Scrooge when it comes to turning on the heating,
so I grab a jumper instead. Find your favourite cable knit and stay warm.
Halloween, the best chance of the year to dress up and have fun!
Cuddles to keep warm, nothing better than cosying up with the ones you love.
Hugs, especially when they last over a minute, make you feel good!
Cuddle on the sofa and enjoy the new season of TV after summer’s screen drought.
Jackets, leather ones to be precise…
I live in my leather jacket and love slipping back into it!
Twilight and dusk…I adore being able to stand in the chill of evening and stare up at the stars. Darker evenings give me a sense of adventure and awe.
Hot Chocolate… hot chocolate with marshmallows (if that’s your thing) and cream,
wrap your hands around a mug and stay warm!
Fireworks! Watch the sky light up with sparkles of fire on the 5th of November!
Leaves…the turning of the leaves as the trees shed their summer apparel.
The colours of autumn delight, inspire and invigorate me…
Soups and casseroles, and fresh bread. My favourite is butternut squash
seasoned with black pepper and thyme…
The enticing hint of frost that makes our breath swirl like dragon smoke!
…and the fact that after Halloween – Christmas is on its way… Yay!
“It was a beautiful bright autumn day, with air like cider
and a sky so blue you could drown in it.”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
Why do you love Autumn?