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Why I Love Autumn ♥

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? ♥♥♥♥♥

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

7 replies on “Why I Love Autumn ♥”

Hmmm, I loved your list as it allowed me to think about all the reasons I love autumn. It is hands down my favorite season and I never tire of it for all the reasons you state. I do love brussel sprouts and the light of autumn for photographing my favorite subjects. It has such a fantastic quality that is difficult to describe (especially after the harsh light of summer). Thanks for the reminder!

Hi Chris, I just love your post. I will have to answer that with my next post and all the things I love about autumn.

I love autumn because…
the cool, crisp air… amazing colors in foliage…I can start to fix all of the areas in my garden that I have wanted to improve through the season, but did not dare while the sun beat down so hot… And because I already start dreaming of spring.

i am actually catching up from last year and posted photos from October 2010… and Nov is coming out soon too. You might enjoy a look… more in the spirit fall.

Oh how early your autumn is, other bloggers are still at the onset of spring! And of course in this part of the world we dont have autumn, in fact we only got the dry and wet seasons, haha! I wish i can still see autumn in this lifetime, so far i’ve just been seeing springs.

I always marvel that it is soon spring here but for you Autumn…must make a trip to the other side of the world to see this incredible change…what a wondrous world…

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