18 Mar 2014

autumn


Sipping iced coffee and looking out at the haze over the city I'm struggling to find any hint of Autumn; temperatures here are still soaring. The calendar tells me that the seasons have changed, but the urge to kick off sheets in the night is still strangely present. While I still walk through my days in floaty dresses and bare feet my mind has set sail on an adventure. Spice filled stews, cocooning bed linen, beurre bosc pears and new woolly projects on the needles consume my daydreams. Shorter days are imminent and I look forward to rainy ones pottering about an aromatic kitchen.

But Autumn is a gentle soul. She bides her time and presents herself to us subtly. Her gracious nature allows the tenacious Summer to linger a little longer.  I am mindful of living in the now but there is a certain deliciousness in the anticipation of a new season. I must be patient however, she will come soon enough.

As she unfolds I am going to take a step back and purposefully watch how I move and mold into each day. I want to be aware how the seasons alter my body, the way I nourish my family, how I connect to my home and my moods. The air temperature, the colours about me, the fibres I choose to wrap around my body all influence my daily movements no doubt and I want to watch it all with open eyes.

Has Autumn shown herself to you yet?

Steph x


10 comments:

  1. I'm waiting for golden days to arrive with anticipation too! I have cast on a cowl scarf onto my knitting needles last night and am hoping to finish a quilt this week. I think I'm ready to bid farewell to summer days. I have to admit though that I am feeling the crispness of early morning air and so is Sunny. She makes the dash under my covers to warm her cool toes :)

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  2. What a beautiful post. Love it! I wrote about Autumn myself a week ago. My favourite season :) Thanks for the word weavings! Lisa

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  3. I love Autumn Steph, it's my favourite season. There was a slight chill in the air this morning and this was the first real sign that Summer is on the way out. I always feel a bit tired by the end of Summer so welcome the cooler weather and earlier nightfall to spend more time indoors. Mel x

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  4. you weave your words beautifully, spring us starts tomorrow,

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  5. Autumn, one of my favourites. O.k, they're all my faves for different reasons. I love that Autumn gently eases us into winter, and I love preparing for a Samhain celebration. In fact, I'm already dreaming of menus and decorations! Oh, and the soup weather. LOVE!

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  6. So beautifully written x

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  7. Love, love, love how you describe letting autumn seep into your everyday life! It is also my absolute favourite of the seasons. Although just coming out the other side of winter here in Europe, the start of spring tomorrow is very welcome.

    I just discovered your blog a few weeks ago and automatically became a big fan. Thanks for sharing!

    Iris

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  8. Ha, Autumn! Where are you? Days are still hot, nights still balmy, I wish you would emerge from wherever you're hiding Autumn!

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  9. oh yes, autumn is here….we still have beautiful glorious days with shorts and t-shirts a must, but as the sun settles Autumn graces us with her presence with crisp evenings and fresh misty mornings! hope your seasonal change comes soon! xx

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  10. Beautiful words. Thank you. xxoo

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Your words brighten my day! Thank-you so much for joining me on my adventure. x