5 THINGS · LIFE

5 Reasons We Love Autumn

5 very obvious reasons why we love Autumn:

1.) THE COLOURS
Well this is the most obvious one but it’s taken me years to really notice the beauty of this time of the year. Now I ask Maia what colours she can see and she’ll reel off “yellow Mummy and brown and red and pink…”.

It’s really rather stunning.
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2.) THE LAYERS

Both the layers of clothing and the layers of leaves covering huge patches of ground. – That CRUNCH as you walk through them. (Or run if you’re three and have that kind of energy..).


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3.) ITS NOT YET WINTER

Not too hot, not too cold, just the way we like it; breezy. It’s not yet grey or icy, the car doesn’t need de-thawing and it doesn’t get dark at 4pm.

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4.) THE WALKS and THE BRANCHES

Long walks through the woods and the….*now I wanted to say here “the beautiful canopy up above” (with reference to the photo below) but realised I wasn’t even sure what a canopy was, so I googled it and it came up with “the uppermost branches of the trees in a forest, forming a more or less continuous layer of foliage”.  I don’t think this is quite a continuous layer of foliage, so I asked Dad what he saw in this photo, and his response: “Some branches”.

5.) CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR ANTICIPATION

I always find it amusing when people get worked up over anything Christmassy appearing in the shops in September/October. I just think well some people do like to do their Christmas shopping/preparation well in advance, and Christmas -as stressful as it can be- is meant to be a celebration, a joyous occasion, so is it the worst thing if some companies start selling their goods/crap months in advance?

People seem to hate being reminded that Christmas is in fact coming around again this year.
I haven’t yet had to prepare an entire Christmas lunch or buy presents for every member of the family so I’m still at the I-Love-Christmas stage, and Autumn just means it’s right around the corner. So yay to that.

And I mean who doesn’t love the New Year? – A recycling of resolutions and pretty much the same hopes and goals as last year. – Just with a renewed enthusiasm that next year will be different. (” I will cut sugar, go to the gym more regularly and devote more time to reading..”). 

This is the time of year I start planning. I make lists. It’s all very hopeful at this point. 
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All photos taken on our glorious Monday morning walk with Aunty Cathy and her dog Phoebe.

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