I had greedily become used to the unexpected late summer warmth
making the softer autumnal days quite delicious and balmy.
The nights have started to contain a crisp feel,
clear skies making for chilly mornings.
One afternoon last week, returning from a Moss walk,
I could feel the crunch of leaves beneath my boots.
They are a bitter-sweet reminder of the season
so instead of just crushing them and feeling grumpy,
I collected a few that had dried reasonably flat.
Later at home, I rummaged out a couple of cones from last year's festive craft box,
to add to the windfall and crab apples I had already gathered,
as well as a vine wreath I'd twisted a week or two ago.
With trusty mug of tea at my side, I spent a happy half hour
trying out different designs
with the leaves, cones and fruits.
Glued them on, then weighed down with pebbles.
And, true to form, a feather or two tucked in between the leaves.
Stepping back, with, my now empty mug (thank you for all you lovely comments of my mug :) )
I feel quite happy with my little token of accepting autumn,
I shall be hanging it on my front door as soon as I have finished this post.
Thank you too for your lovely photos for the Scavenger Photo hunt (a few of you have emailed with apologies for missing last month - don't worry! We do this for the fun and the pleasure of it - it is not compulsory!!)
I will be running the photo hunt for October and November but giving it a break for December, I have something else planned for that month (mind you I suspect most of us do too). So here is a little hint of December's plan.
I will be still doing my chrimbly-count-down but with added chrimbly crafting. From the 1st of December until the 24th, I shall be posting a craft a day. Each one will be a quick and easy one and will be ranging from last minute gifts, festive baking, seasonal crafts, decorations and wrapping/making gift containers.
I am so looking forward to sharing with you all these little tutorials and ideas!
I shall be posting this month's list of words for our photo hunt over the weekend,
a slightly different slant this time - enjoy!
❤❤❤❤❤❤❤Happy FRIDAY to you all❤❤❤❤❤❤❤