The time of year just around the corner for us now is my very favourite of all. 🍁 There’s nothing I love more than the wrapped-up warmth and cosiness of autumn into winter. Every morning as I drive into work there’s a subtle change in the trees lining the roadsides, just a flecking at first of yellows and ambers after months of solid green, the lightest of flutters of the first leaves to the ground; but as the days and weeks tumble by I know they will soon be ablaze with golds and reds, swirling through the ever-colder air. ❤️
As we reach these “ember” months at last, there is always such a shift in the world around us. Already the heat of the summer is fading and scarves and candles and cosy cooking start to creep in in their place.
This week has been full of the warmth of visits with family – dinners together and long relaxed catch ups. Spent a stormy Sunday afternoon at my mum and dad’s, hands wrapped round mugs of hot Ribena, the first fire of the season lit – much to the delight of their lovely lurcher Katy who didn’t move from her hearth-rug spot and beautiful Phoebe-cat rolling around happily in the new warmth.
Night checks at the farm are more often than not dashes through the rain – or, on some breath takingly beautiful clear nights, torchlit ventures under the stars. It’s a joy every day to find Charmer so content and self sufficient at a time of year that’s so great for him – and, in the worst of the weather, to hole up with him for a bit under his tree, watching the half-dark world.
Back home, it’s books, candles and blanket time and the boys are thriving. My wee Perry in particular, suddenly so much older in comparison to the young boys’ exuberance, is a constant companion. 💙
In only a matter of weeks, all going well, our daughter will arrive into our lives and change it all unrecognisably, in the most wonderful way. Until then, I’m so grateful for the holed up times just with all my boys, in this cosiest of seasons.
Hope you are all having a lovely week. ✨🔥🕯🌟🍁🍂