"Autumn, The year's last, Loveliest smile"
-William Cullen Bryant
Happy Autumn Equiniox.
Autumn is my favourite season. I love the combination of bright sun with cooler temperatures. The clarity of the light at this time of the year is so beautiful, every thing so vivid and crisp. Walks in nature at this time of the year are something special and woodlands are particularly magical in the Autumn.
It's harvest time, a chance to give thanks and tune in to a deep sense of gratitude for all that summer has provided us. Summer has been a time of growth, in nature but also within our selves, what have we learnt? how have we evolved? now its time to harvest those teachings and reap what we have sown, If there are areas for improvement now is the time to think about how we might like to change our thought processes or actions going forward, a brand new cycle is about to start, leave anything that no longer serves you in the past and take in to this new beginning only what is true for you now.
"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
It is Important to endeavour, like our elders, to stay in-tune with the cycles of nature. As everything begins to slow and fade we will feel an inclination to turn inwards, the year starts its winding down process from now onwards, feel that draw to begin to mellow in a calm and contemplative stillness.
You will notice the days beginning to shorten, make the most of every moment of daylight, give thanks for the radiance that glimmers through the tress with their leaves a show of spectacular tones. Perhaps bring home a few branches of pretty leaves and display them in your home like you would flowers, there is a quote by Albert Camus that says,
'Autumn is a second Spring where every leaf is a flower'
I like to decorate my mantle with a selection of seed-heads and flickering candles.
Time stretches further in to the night, with darkness creeping in more and more, snuggle down and get cosy. Warm tea, blankets, comfy socks and a good book- that is my kind of heaven right there.
Alex and I were married in the Autumn, we had a woodland ceremony, it was so Beautiful and Niah was born in the Autumn too, so this season really does hold my heart.
Wishing for you all the Joy that this season has to offer x