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Thursday, 3 December 2015
I Love Autumn, Nature And Memories
I Love Autumn- Nature And The Memories
Reasons To Love Autumn/Fall
This post is a little look back on Autumns past and why I love the season. You will see Autumn photographs, gift ideas, poetry and memories. I hope you enjoy it.
Autumn or Fall is a gorgeous time of year.
Nature gives us a spectacular show of colour and richness to
enjoy before we are plunged in to winter.
Yes the days get shorter and colder but some
of my favourite colours appear in Autumn. Cosy sweaters, hats
and gloves start to be worn and out come the richly scented
candles evocative of spices, warmth and comfort.
We have a wonderful harvest and the benefit of
reaping what we have sown earlier. Often beautiful sunsets and
sunrises occur and we can watch nature as the year ripens.
Wonderful childhood memories come flooding back to me of walking
through deep layers of richly coloured leaves and learning about
all the trees.
All in all Yes I love Autumn !
Vivaldi Four Seasons-Autumn
You may like to listen to this beautiful music
as you look through the rest of the page.A beautiful piece of music from one of my favourite composers :)
Lovely Autumn /Fall scene.I just like this photograph of nature turning into Autumn/Fall
Our Autumn Wedding and Anniversary!
One of my best memories has to be our Wedding
day. We got married in the autumn, at the end of September.
I confess to being a little worried about the
weather all those years ago, but it was lovely. Before our Wedding
it rained heavily but on the Friday things started to brighten up
and the actual day was glorious! I am so happy and grateful for our
beautiful Autumn Wedding and the wonderful memories we have.
The weather was beautiful, clear warm but not
too hot, sunny and bright and with a stunning backdrop of autumn
colours!The photographer was estatic as he said although
most people like summer weddings the light is so much better in the
autumn. He took some rich and glorious photographs for us we
Even after 20 years we still celebrate our
anniversary. It is a special day for us and that is something I love
about Autumn :).
Here are some Autumn/Fall gifts and Goodies for you to explore and enjoy
To Autumn-John Keats
John Keats - To Autumn
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells.
Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reap'd furrow sound asleep,
Drows'd with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
Spares the next swath and all its twined
And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
Steady thy laden head across a brook;
Or by a cyder-press, with patient look,
Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours.
Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too, -
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
And touch the stubble plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft;
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.
Beautiful Autumn/Fall Tree
Pretty Holly Sprig
Golden retriever birthday!
It was our Goldies Birthday Sept so each year
we had a birthday for him. Treats and dog cake and lots of pressies
of course! Yes we are crazy but he was our little man in a golden
suit. I still remember his birthday even now he has passed.
Goldie loved Autumn. Summer was usually too
muggy for him with his big furry coat, but in the Autumn he could run and
play without getting too hot and best of all jump in MUD!!
Camoflauge himself in the autumn colours of the fallen leaves and
roll in them! Autumn was Fun!
We quite often have taken our annual holiday in
the Autumn. It is great when everyone else seems to be going back
to work to have a couple of weeks off.If going abroad to sunnier
climes the fares and accommodation have often been less expensive
than the summer yet still good weather.
If holidaying in Britain again the cottages are
less expensive, certainly less crowded and we have usually had
wonderful clear crisp sunny days ideal for long country walks in
the fields and forests and along the beaches and cliffs and warm
cosy nights by the fire reading or watching a great film all safe
and peaceful and cosy.
Usually at sometime during October or late
September the dogs not allowed ban on the beaches where in force is
often lifted and we could enjoy playing with Goldie on the beach!
Bracing winds often.... oh Yes... but great fun!
“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
as I have seen in one autumnal face"
Fun For Children In Autumn
Children can enjoy every season. I have such
happy memories as a child of autumn.
I loved it when my mum and dad took me into the
woods near us and we chose leaves and made works of art from them.I loved walking through deep piles of leaves
wrapped up in big sweaters and scarf identifying all the different
trees and leaves.
Out in the fresh air enjoying nature running
free and having fun! What could be better. I still love being out
in nature in the autumn today !
Beautiful Autumn/Fall leaves
We went for a lovely sunny Autumn walk and the leaves were deeply stacked up in places and very crunchy as you walked through them. Reminded me of hours of fun when I was a child! I still love wading through leaves now :)
Teach Children About Autumn/Fall
Personally I think it is essential to teach children all about nature and the different seasons. I will never forget the times as a child walking through red, yellow and bronze autumn leaves with my Mum, playing and learning.
Then choosing a few really spectacular leaves to take home and press. Together we learned about which trees they came from and why the leaves turned all these amazing colours.
I was learning so much and having fun with my Mum. These memories are more treasured than ever now she is gone.
Virginia Creeper in Autumn
Source: Authors Own
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a
Although it is a little sad to see the summer
flowers fading it is good to clear the way for the autumn bulbs and
to give the changing leaf colour, centre stage for a short while
before we go into winter.
I enjoy the autumn tasks, gathering leaves, autumn pruning, planting and all the while appreciating the glorious colours all around.
I attempt to make my garden look as good in
Autumn as it did in summer and while I don't think I have quite
achieved that yet I do enjoy trying!
Mushrooms (or Toadstools?)
Discovered these mushrooms(or are they
toadstools??) just on a pavement near us all wrapped up by autumn
Of Autumn Beautiful Autumn/Fall colours, natures spectacular
show is celebrated on this page. Gorgeous leaf colour, flowers,
trees and seeds to enjoy.
Here are some wonderful Autumn/Fall Gift baskets for you or as a thoughtful and great gift.
Your Thoughts About Autumn/Fall - What do
you like about Autumn/Fall?Here are comments from earlier.
RaintreeAnnie @happynutritionist What a lovely thing to say ,
well am glad it made you smile. Autumn is one of my fave times of
year and so many things to love about it. We are having a really
gorgeous Autumn weather wise this year as well :)
@Sylvestermouse I love the colours of Autumn and
I do really like all the choices for beautiful Autumn home
decoration. Glad you enjoyed it and thank you for visiting.
@Night bear Lovely of you to visit. Yes I adore
the beautiful rich colours too :)
This page is rich with reasons to love fall, I am
still having a hard time getting used to the idea of winter coming,
but as I went through this page, I found myself smiling by the end.
Sylvestermouse United States
Autumn is indeed a beautiful time of the year. I
love all of the deep, rich colors of autumn. You have certainly
featured some beautiful autumn decor suggestions. Several that would
fit into my own home decor quite nicely.
Thank you for dropping by my Autumn/Fall post :)
Do you have any Autumn/Fall memories? Love to hear from you.