I love this time of year. When Mother nature begins to retreat to replenish her reserves. As a metaphor for life , I too think of autumn as being a time of harvest, completion and transition , with winter a time of endings and rest.
In the garden, a few flowers linger, the leaves are changing colour and the light has a different quality . Nights are colder , garden birds are glad of any extra seed and scraps. Indoors jumpers are at the ready and summer clothes put away .
It will soon be time for winter, and those treats that come with cosy evenings tired after muddy woodland walks. Hot chocolate and cake by the fire, favourite books , thick socks , low light and good company .
It’s a time of year that has inspired many paintings. Seeing them , especially as I grow older, it gives me the chance to go back to that moment when they were painted , the places and people …. to revisit the past .
Enjoy the season and all its beauty x.