The seasonal changes have well and truly set in now; the school and work routine has become pretty established and the everything around us is looking absolutely stunning.
This morning I decided to take a moment just to take it all in before the bleaker Winter days arrive. I dropped our daughter off at school and rather than propping myself at my desk as soon as I got in, I set off for a walk.
Most who know me in the ‘real world’ and anyone who follows my writing here and my posts on Instagram will know how I love the Autumn months and choose to embrace the seasonal changes. There is nothing more beautiful than the crisp Autumn mornings, the fallen leaves, as well as the rainy days tucked up indoors. Some would complain about the darker, cold, damp days; I too struggle with the darkness and temperature especially with my condition, however, I am such an introvert I just LOVE Autumn and the excuse to really ‘dig in’!
Another reason I love this time of year is because of the pace of things; in the sunny, warmer months of Spring and Summer often the footpaths that surround our woodland and home have large groups of people, often with screaming children roaming the footpaths. During Autumn and thanks to the start of a new school year, the woods become much quieter allowing us to enjoy deserted footpaths and take in everything around us without lots of people buzzing around.
On my walk this morning the light was just beautiful; rays of sunlight beamed through the trees, an atmospheric mist clung to the woodland floor and with the damp leaves on the ground all lit up everything glistened and made the woods look so magical.
When you wake to a morning like this, it is not surprising that Autumn is a source of great inspiration for creatives throughout history; poets, painters and many other kinds of artists are often sharing the magic of Autumn.
This morning I stood and watched nature’s breathtaking transformation with hope in the air; what surrounded me enlightened, inspired and gave me a new perspective for the weeks ahead…
“And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and Autumn was awakened.” – Raquel Franco