I must admit, that Autumn is my favourite time of the year. I adore the colours on the leaves, the last of the golden hay bales still in the fields,the faint outline of spiders webs in the bushes twinkling with morning dew and I particularly adore the crisp fresh mornings that develop into bright days filled with glorious Autumnal sunshine.
I delight in watching my children marvelling at the jewell coloured leaves, and who in turn, delight in watching the conkers grow larger and shinier! I love to see the squirrels bustling along in the garden with their Winter hoards, busily searching for the best places to bury their nuts (much to the annoyance of Byron, my Jack Russell).
However, best of all, I love the slight chill that is beginning to spread slowly into these early September evenings. Why - you may ask? Well, because, to me, one of the greatest pleasures in life is sitting down in front of a roaring log fire in a comfortable drawing room. I love the smell, the warmth, the cosiness, and ultimately, the feeling of battening up the hatches and preparing for the season of "Cubbying on down!" as one of my best friends, Emily, perfectly describes it. Don't get me wrong - I do love the Summer, and I really don't mean to wish it away, but there's something about images like the ones below - not too dark and not too Wintery as yet, that just make me want to hug the nearest person and snuggle up - postman beware...!
Have a great day!