I woke up this morning as a result of JS‘ alarm going off repeatedly and him just IGNORING it! Argh. I stayed in bed for a while reading through some blogs, and the overlying theme of most of them was:
“It’s October! I love October! Look at all the pretty colours and the trees and the new season in the air and…”
Lying in bed, grumpy because the alarm was still going off and feeling extremely unconvinced by the people heralding the arrival of October/Autumn/Fall, I decided it was time for me to Get Up. The weather has been awful here for a few days, and when I got up I was stunned too see glorious, glorious sunshine. The dew was on the lawn. Spider webs glistening on the fences. Apples in the orchard shining on the trees.
I went and retrieved the Boys from the barn, and they sat munching at the breakfast bar. Look at the expression of contentment on Archie‘s face. Eyes closed, carrot in the process of being devoured…om nom nom. Norman was being difficult and making it hard to get photos of him. Bad boy.
Tommy was being impatient because I haven’t managed to take him for a walk recently. I had just boiled the kettle for my morning tea, and was about to sit down and finish sewing up the Dragonfly Jumper. Something had enchanted me, and I left the fresh hot water and went out in my appropriately autumnal dress and wellies. I barely remembered a jumper – I had to grab a smelly boy one from the laundry basket but it was so smelly I couldn’t wear it, so I just put the dog-lead in it and tied it around my waist. I wasn’t cold.
The First October Walk
The house is perched on the edge of Shadwell Wood in Kent. I borrowed an SLR from the lounge (not sure who it belongs to!) and took a few shots. I know the quality is a bit shoddy. I’m not a natural photographer…maybe I should try work on that!
I was inspired by this post written by Sue over at Mr. Micawber’s Recipe for Happiness. After reading all the blog-posts in bed, I was expecting bright red, orange, yellow maple trees and colours of Autumn everywhere! Alas, Kent is still in the grips of late summer, but the walk was gorgeous anyway.
I found some of my sunshine today. I feel slightly more hopeful than I would normally. What are the colours like near you? Are you just going into spring? What is your absolute favourite season?