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02/09/2019

Autumn

Autumn, you are here. 

And instead of feeling sombre, I shall rejoice your arrival. I shall think differently (or at least try to).

So - today I challenge myself to a month long celebration of autumn - 
I shall draw, I shall create, I shall bake.
I will walk and will breathe, I will crochet and I will garden. 
Each day I shall do something that embraces the changes in the season, 
the taste of the air and the colour in the trees.
I will listen for owls, watch stars in the darkening sky, 
listen to the rain on the roof, 
appreciate the colour of the autumnal evening skies, 
I am going to practice self-care.

I started yesterday with baking a fruit cake, filling the house with a rich warm and comforting scent. Himself and I walked late evening, after a day of heavy showers - and witnessed the sun sink behind the rain-heavy clouds which had swirled around us for most of the week. The air was fresh and damp and after being cooped up inside most of the day - glorious. 
I am part of a fairly irregular 'sketch a day' group on facebook, however for September I will be sketching daily while I drink my early morning coffee.
Barn doors, Bleak Bank Farm and door handle detail

Today, the second day of September, I have planned : 
art - lots of slate and canvas prepping, 
lighting of incense, listening to music 
and because today seems dull and overcast - fairy lights.
Later with Moss, on our walk, 
I will quietly forage seed heads and dried grasses 
and make an autumnal wreath for the door.

I hope I have inspired you to celebrate autumn and to practice self-care.


Thank you everyone who joined in with last month's scavenger photo hunt. Welcome to Joanne of Joanne's craft and adventures, thank you for joining in for the first time :)

September's words will be on a theme - autumn of course!


Cosy, Changing Foliage, Scarf, Cobweb, baking, my own choice.

Have fun, keep inspired and speak soon xxx







10 comments:

  1. New words! Thanks. Yes it is time to get my thermals out.... Not a problem for a repeat of cobweb. I'll have a quiet panic for a day or two and then get my photo head on and get sorted!

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  2. Autumn is on its way isn't you can feel it in the air in much the same way you can feel Spring. I am ready for its arrival now. Love the September prompts and really looking forward to be inspired by them to take some photos this month.

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  3. Oh, I missed doing my wordhunt, but will certainly join in this one, though my seasonal maybe somewhat skewed. I love your idea of what you are doing for September & I'll set myself a
    challenge to make the most of the first month of Spring. The cake certainly smelled good. Thanks & take care.

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  4. My favourite month of the year!
    Arilx

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  5. You have definitely inspired me. Thank you!

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  6. Thank you for the inspiration last month to look at things differently. Now to start thinking for this month.

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  7. What a wonderful approach to Autumn. I baked a plum cake using the plums from the garden, it was so good.

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  8. I'm looking forward to Autumn after your lovely post and will remember to join in with the hunt. :)

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  9. Like you, many years I find the arrival of Autumn quite hard and see it as an ending. And like you, this year I am resolved to see it as a herald of new beginnings. xx

    As always, your lists are perfect 😊 🍁 🐾 🍂 💞

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