Here we are again at the start of autumn. I love the change of seasons so much. I know, I say that all the time, but it’s true. A change of seasons heralds a change of wardrobe, of recipes, activities, colours in the valley, and daily rhythm of life.
I have written about this before, here. I love the gentleness of this season, it is truly the comfort season, before the cold sets in.
The days are getting shorter, the mornings brisker, and the evenings are calm. We have started lighting a fire at dinner time. We are eating more soups than salads, and in the garden the flower beds are deliciously dishevelled, as they give their last best show before we cut everything back for the winter.
In the potager we are still eating tomatoes but have collected the last pumpkins. I wander around the garden taking note of what did well this year, what should be moved, divided or modified next year.
This is the season for careful garden planning. Taking photos, tying name tags and jotting down ideas. In the driveway the sedums have become over ambitious and they’ll be lifted before we mulch for the winter. We have to cut down a very large tree next week because it is threatening to tumble in the next big storm. That will be a huge change in the garden, but it has to be done. So I am embracing the opportunity for a new look.
This is the timeline of country living, and I am grateful to have my office at home. It’s a luxury to be able to step away from my desk during the day to cut a few dahlias, or throw balls for the dogs.
So I’d love to know, how does autumn play out in your corner of the world. Does your summer linger? Are you waiting for rain? Are you sad to see the summer fade, or like me do you welcome the autumn as your comfort zone??
And just in case you are yearning for a little additional comfort right now, you’ll be happy to hear that we still have a couple of our November edition subscription boxes available. They are selling out fast, but if you purchase one for yourself or for a friend I can guarantee that you’ll be thrilled with the contents. You’ll discover 7 beautiful French products for you and your home. The boxes will ship mid November to arrive before the end of the month. Click HERE to purchase.
Thank you for reading me, have a lovely weekend!