October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came - The Chestnuts, Oaks and Maples And leaves of every name. The sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band.
I came across this poem by George Cooper the other day and thought I’d share it. Right across the road from our cottage is a magnificent old oak tree that practically fills the view from our tiny bedroom window. We’ve been here a year now (to the day in fact) and I watched that tree lose its leaves last October as we were gradually unpacking and building a new life for ourselves in the country.
A year has passed and that big old tree’s leaves have started to turn golden and brown again and will soon drop, leaving just bare branches as autumn turns to winter. Then in spring, tiny green buds will appear and unfurl into new leaves, squirrels will start darting about and the cycle will begin again.
But for now, I’m enjoying Miss Weather and Professor Wind’s good old seasonal shindig.
Autumn is definitely my favourite season - what’s yours?
The first fire of the season
A quick bike ride (it would have been longer but we were scuppered by the shoddy tipsy-bike building-and-therefore-chain-falling-off-repeatedly fiasco that always befalls us when we take Louis’ bike out - we really should fix it…), a saunter down to the river and back home for a film and the first cosy fire of the season.
That was our Saturday - how was yours?
A decidedly autumnal feel is the link for this week’s four things - well it is October after all. I’ve been feeling very sorry for myself over the last few days with a stinking head cold and haven’t been photographing as much as usual so a couple of these are from the archive, but you’ll forgive me right *sniffle, sigh*?
Clockwise from top left:
1. I love this faded record sleeve’s sepia and plum colours in the butler’s quarters from our visit to Castle Drogo in August.
2. Saturday morning survival - couldn’t taste it mind you…
3. I’m taking part in this photo a day challenge again this month. I last took part back in May. Should be fun. Today’s theme was ‘where you stood’.
4. Our local plant emporium has an ace playground (genius - the boys love going there). They’ll love it even more soon as they are installing an outdoor ice rink for the autumn and winter months. Can’t wait!
What’s got you in the swing of autumn this week?