Updated: Mar 1
I absolutely adore this time of year, it is so magical and makes me feel alive. It's that earthy smell when walking through the park or woodlands, with the air feeling so crisp and when the wind blows, the leaves fall like confetti crunching and crackling beneath your feet whilst foraging for autumn finds.
In ancient times, autumn was one of the most important periods of the year as daylight began to fade while darkness lay ahead. The Romans believed that Autumnus was the bringer of the fruit and harvest and ancient Japan farmers practiced fire offerings in honor of Huichi in exchange for energy to finish the harvest.
Ever since I can remember, Autumn has held that special place in my heart. It is that season where we swap our summer wardrobe for coats, woolly jumpers and scarfs, put the garden to bed, slow cook stews and baked apple crumbles. I
This is the time when we update our home decor with pumkins and candles. Although, I am not a huge fan of shorter days and darker evenings, I do love that feeling of Hygge when the fire is burning and the room is lit with fairy lights and candles making it look and feel so warm and cosy.
In late autumn, nature delights us with an array of vivid shades such as bright reds, brilliant orange, yellows and the rich russet brown of conkers together with pine cones and when you bring them into your home, these earthy tones make for a comforting atmosphere.
It is also that time of year when we celebrate Bonfire Night and dress up for Halloween but my daughter is now in her late teens, so I much prefer these days to just celebrate around a bonfire with a sparkler in hand.
Let's not forget the ever so vivid autumn sunset in all its glory!
Oh autumn I love you!