Wednesday, 10 October 2018
The joys of Autumn
I don't know about you but for some reason this year I am not anywhere near ready for it to be Autumn yet. And although it's quite warm here this week, last week wasn't, so it felt like we'd gone straight in to winter. I adore Autumn - it's my time of year, but I just feel out of sync somehow .... Whatever it is these are beautiful days to be out walking and feel centred in the time of year.
The colours are starting to change and everything is smelling so abundant and rich and fruitful.
And the load of logs that arrived yesterday are in perfect time for getting the fire lit in the evening. With stews and rib sticking suppers (of the vegetarian and even vegan kind) and getting jumpers and woollies out again, there's lots to enjoy and look forward to as the nights draw in.
I feel so saddened and terrified in equal measure by the news this week of the scientists' warnings of what we're doing to this Earth and how close we are to major catastrophe ... and still money seems to be leading the way for our political leaders.
It was good to bring the focus back to the present and get out and get some air and enjoy the trees.