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.
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..).
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.
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.
All photos taken on our glorious Monday morning walk with Aunty Cathy and her dog Phoebe.