|woodland photograph, unknown|
“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple...”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
After the unusually sultry weeks this summer the Autumn arrived on swift bright coloured wings. It is not unwelcome, although I enjoy all of them, this is my favourite season. It appeals to my quiet and slightly melancholy soul. It's a time for reflection, for parting, and for preparing. Time to remember and to celebrate the year as it pauses - and then passes into Winter.
|Autumn Sprite by Margaret Tarrant|
The Autumn Equinox is upon us. The woods are crisp underfoot, above the Crow calls. I love taking long walks alone save for all the wild things.
The ancients celebrated the season and gave them much more importance than we modern folk do. I believe that when we are more in tune with nature the tides of life become easier and we appreciate simple things which give us joy and comfort. I like collecting and displaying seasonal items of jewellery, china and textiles to remind me of moments in time.
Found items are also a rich source of inspiration and mood.
These are a few of my favourite Autumn images and items. If you look closely the Autumn palette is not limited to rust and golden hues but is also jewel bright and deeply rich with blues, amethyst, raspberry, mauve and greens.