Trick of the mind

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

I have a lot of things to talk about this week but I'm not quite there yet on the longer posts so just for today I'm sharing this little picture. Perhaps my mind is plying tricks on me but this autumn seems to have held it's colour for longer than usual; the trees have been lighting up the horizon with their joyful tones of yellow, oranges, reds and purples. It's felt much brighter and more cheerful than it has in a long time. Of course, as I write the gales buffet the house and I suspect than any stragglers will have been blown from their branches with only the determined leaves clinging on for dear life. The last third of the season looms and I like to think that I'm being readied for winter. I've engaged with Autumn instead of sullenly avoiding all it has to offer and this year I'm going with the flow. At the weekend I finished the last of the clearing out in the greenhouse; we bagged up all the surviving onions and shallots which have had a long attempt to dry. The rubbish all got removed and it's now feeling empty and clean. I've been looking forward to the quiet lull there, growing seedlings over winter makes me feel uncomfortable about never really finishing up there for a season. In March it will be all go again but for now it falls silent.
Have you been engaging with the season more than usual?
Sophie

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2 comments

  1. I think this year I have, I've foraged more than ever before and delighted in the time spent outside.

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  2. It's funny you mentioned that the season seems to have held it's colour for longer than usual as I was thinking the same thing yesterday, especially watching the trees very slowly lose their leaves - they seem to have been gold and red for much longer than last year. I am glad for it though, I love seeing the leaves change colour. Love this photo too, there's something very aesthetically pleasing, as they say, about it. I hope you're doing OK too and that life has been treating you well <3 - Tasha

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