So the earth has turned, we have entered Autumn… here there is a bright golden day to signify the change. I love Autumn, it’s mellow musty smell, the abundance of harvests, orange pumpkins, kids scurrying for fallen conkers. The colour of the hedgerows, slowly, slowly turning through all the shades of rust until they fall in a heap. Lying there waiting to be kicked and thrown by laughing kids.
Autumn, a chance to build big bonfires, to celebrate the darker nights. Toast marshmallows, sing songs and light candles. Our wood burning stove will have a good clean out this month, in preparation for Winter. I cannot wait to have it lit, it fills me with such excitement. As does gathering of wood. Loading bags of freshly chopped wood into the car.
In these colder days, we spend a lot of time out, I prefer Autumn to wander the woods, smelling the richness of damp leaves. Spotting mushrooms, picking cob nuts. On days like those we wear big woolly knits, fingerless gloves and a beanie hat. Taking a basket of warming goodies to have a woodland picnic. A flask of hot chocolate. Popcorn. Squares of good chocolate and homemade flapjacks. mmmm
Yes Autumn – hi there. Welcome once again.