As I notice the season changing from Summer to Autumn (officially on Saturday 19 March) I realise once again just how much I love Autumn and ponder a while, on why …

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower” – Albert Camus.

Happy Autumn

  • Nature gives us the most spectacular show of colour during Autumn
  • the air is fresh and invigorating, the sky is blue and the sun is shining
  • sunsets in Autumn have a beauty all of their own
  • rediscovering favourite cardigans and jackets as we dig them out from the back of the cupboard is always a surprise
  • remembering happy childhood memories of collecting colourful leaves with my Mom when she taught me about the four seasons
  • cooler temperatures in the afternoons make long leisurely walks a pleasure
  • Autumn rain is short, sweet and refreshing (unlike the winter downpour)
  • my trees are giving me lots of mulch
  • Camellias are starting to bloom
  • it’s time to plant sweet peas, violas and pansies
  • and time to plant brussel sprouts (yes, I love brussel sprourts – am I the only person I know who does?)
  • there are less nasty bugs in my garden
  • it’s time to start planting spring bulbs
  • the nurseries are displaying different plants
  • it’s time to start thinking about and planning my spring garden
  • my little miniature roses are producing a “second flush”
  • there are lots of garden shows and plant sales on
  • I love hot soup simmering on the stove
  • Easter and Easter eggs
  • and I will be able to wear my lovely leather gloves again soon

What do you love about Autumn? ♥♥♥♥♥