Autumn

I adore Autumn, it’s my favourite season. I know so many of you will be shaking your heads, thinking of sandy beaches, sun and ice-cream but for me, Autumn is where it is at.

I love the colours, the reds, oranges, browns and golds, so rich and full of promise. The crisp leaves crackling underfoot makes me smile. Ok, it rains quite a lot and is pretty cold but I don’t mind that either. Autumn means wearing boots (I love boots), and snug, warm jumpers, putting the fire on for the first time and enjoying hot buttered toast and coffee with the curtains closed against the dark evening. I love autumn!

Autumn often has a smokey smell to it too, burning leaves and chimney-pots I expect and I love the fresh cold-cheeked feeling when the rest of you is wrapped up and warm.

Then there is bonfire night – I adore bonfire night! Please note bonfire night is on the 5th of November, it doesn’t start mid October and finish mid November. Yes local people / teenagers with crackers going off at all hours – I’m looking at you! Kieran loves the fireworks and every year the whole town troops down past the racecourse in wellies, gloves and scarves with torches and smile and a great time is had by all. Last year for the first time there were chinese lanterns too and the effect was startling!

So there you go, clearly Autumn is the season for me! What about you, do you love it or loathe it? What would you call your favourite season, and why? (Yes I am this nosy!).

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  1. I am with you on this, autumn is the best! And for all the same reasons, in fact I’m rather pleased today is cold and blustery as I can light the fire this evening.

  2. I LOVE autumn, it’s my favourite season too. I always loved the whole going back to school thing, the darker nights, the warmer clothes. Autumn always seems more full of promise for me than New Year does. I get a renewed energy and motivation at this time of year. I’m a fan.

  3. Oh, it has to be Spring! All the buds and colourful shoots appearing in the garden and on the trees. Daffodils and tulips brightening up the garden beds. Birds beginning to sing and nest build. It is a season of so much promise!
    Yes, autumn colours are beautiful and the smell of wood smoke is wonderful. But…. it heralds the winter which I hate!

  4. I also love autumn. I have a favourite snuggly long cardigan that I look forward to getting out when the weather turns colder.
    The thing I miss most in autumn is having a coal fire. We had one when I was growing up and I loved sitting next to it in the evenings.

  5. I ADORE Autumn. For all the reasons you said. I know it’s cold etc but nothing is better than waking up to a hugely sunny day and walking out feeling the crisp frost on your face!

    I was lucky enough to be in Toronto one year at autumn time where we went to their zoo…alongside the zoo was over 800 acres of land lined with tree after tree, I couldn’t count the different shades of reds, oranges, yellows and browns there were so many, definitely a sight to behold!

    Go Nicki with your autumn boots, I need to get some too!!! :o)

    xx

    1. I’ve seen pictures of Canada in Autumn and awesome doesn’t begin to describe it!
      i still have to find some comfy yet kick-ass autumn boots but I’ll know them when I see them (by which time it’ll be welly boot weather lol!).

  6. Autumn rocks my socks off !
    The changing colour of leaves, bonfire night and let’s not forget Halloween !
    Not too hot and not too cold we can start digging out our baggy jumpers and snuggling up !

    1. I’m not a halloween lover to be honest, though love the crafts etc. I ship Kieran off with Roy to his parents all dressed up. Me and Taylor are Halloweening our own way this year, him in bed asleep, me with full control of the tv remote 🙂

  7. Ooh, nice. Definitely Spring for me. The new buds, the baby animals, the sun just starting to get warm. And it’s often driest too! I love the crispness of the mornings, and the light… Hmmm just perfect 🙂

  8. I have to say, summer is probably my favourite season. But I do love this time of year too. Autumn is such an atmospheric season, with cosy fires and Halloween and Bonfire Night, before the excitement of Christmas begins. Anything beats January anyway…

  9. I love autumn for exactly the same reasons as you. The colours are gorgeous. It’s not too hot and not too cold and most of all I’m an autumn child. Yes child, because I’m also only turning 18 in October 😉

  10. Autumn is my favourite now – after a relentlessy hot and uncomfortable summer (although we had a great holiday). But after the winter, I will love the spring best when we can throw open the doors and windows, and breath the fresh air again. Winter is great for being cosy and going to bed early and summer is good if you have a nice holiday planned. So I guess, to quote ecclesiastes: To everything there is a season.

  11. I love autumn too!! I love boots, scarves, and crisp country walks followed by snuggling up in the warm. I love Halloween, dressing up and trick or treating. I love all the seasons and find I’ve just about had enough of the previous when the next one rolls around and I love it all over again.

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