1. Childhood Memories, 2. acorns, 3. hand-picked and home-made, 4. Sunday morning goodness, 5. Pumpkins on the Porch, 6. I love Striped Socks, 7. Autumn walk, 8. hello, Fall. [little quilt no. 1], 9. autumn apples, 10. rainy Sunday, 11. Sign of autumn, 12. candles, 13. Autumn mosaic, 14. 9mm, 15. fall leaf garland, 16. pumpkin cream soup Created with fd's Flickr Toys.
"It is in the nature of things to change. Nothing can last beyond its given time. And I think instinctively we know what time that is. What is it that makes us know when the summer turns? The smallest shift in the light? The slightest hint of chill in the morning air? A certain rustling of the leaves of the birches? That is how it is-- suddenly, in the midst of the summer heat, you are overcome by a tightening of your heart. The realisation that it will all come to an end. And that brings a new intensity to everything: the colours, the smells, the feeling of sunshine on your arm."
- Linda Olsson, Astrid and Veronika
It was awfully hard to say goodbye to summer this year. We had such a lovely summer. The trouble is, it went by much too fast, and the end of it really crept up on me. I was hoping for an indian summer like we had last year- warm days all the way through September. But no. I woke up one morning a couple of weeks ago, and there she was. My old friend Autumn.
I do so love autumn. But then, it really seems like everyone in blogland does. I have read so many fall/autumnish posts lately. Speaking of which, I agree with Philigry- I really do prefer the word "autumn" to the word "fall"...
So I am busy making my autumn to-do list, inspired by this one (whose author I must say, sent me the best "first day of autumn" package ever yesterday- full of happy autumnish things like candy + a mini-book + a candle + Burts Bees honey chapstick + sweet little embellishments- thanks again, dear friend!). But for now, I thought I would share a few of favorite autumn things with a little help from Flickr (see mosaic above):
falling leaves in lovely colors :: acorns :: cozy crafts :: snuggling under blankets :: warm drinks (especially tea) :: smell-good candles :: picking apples + pumpkins from our beloved farm :: yummy soups :: decorating my home in red, yellow, orange, and brown :: knitting (I am such a cool weather knitter) :: stripey socks (and tights!) :: cordoroy :: quilts :: bundling up for our morning walk :: staying nice + warm + cozy inside