I grew up in London. We had four seasons. We complained about the rain. But we went wherever we needed to go in it. School didn't close because of it. We didn't stay indoors because of it. Snow didn't stop us either (not most of the time). We piled the layers on and started up our heaters (and later central heating). After the cold winters we looked forward to the blossoming of flowers and the sound of bird song. We walked to school on frosty mornings while the sun shone. Then we ran after the ice cream van once the warm weather was with us. We played outside longer due to longer daylight hours. We enjoyed more picnics and barbecues. Then the leaves became brown, red and golden. We dreaded the cold of the coming winter but we enjoyed the sights and sounds of autumn. The crunch of leaves beneath our feet. Children playing conkers. I'm happy where I am but sometimes I feel homesick. Sometimes.
And then the weather changes.
I savour it.
But I still long for Autumnal colours.
I made this scarf and then stitched it up with a twist to moebius it up! I love this mathematical concept.
I realise I have a thing for autumnal colours!
I had hoped to join in with this colourful project. But today's the last day. Still. You can check out lots of lovely contributions here.
I'm so glad I can share Autumn (or Fall if you like) with you via cyberspace.
Sometimes in life we get thrown a curve ball. Mine is no different. This space, the sharing, colour and warmth makes it a little bit easier to stay calm and carry on!