The leaves are turning brown, the weather’s on the turn, and the heating kicked in yesterday morning, so that can only mean one thing… Autumn is well and truly here!
Seeing as today marks the start of Autumn, here are a few reasons why I’m falling in love with the season that I previously dreaded:
1. Getting Cosy
It’s the perfect time to grab a blanket and cosy up. Light the candles, switch the fairy lights on, turn the heating on (if it hasn’t already kicked in) and snuggle up.
I love stocking up on cheap candles from IKEA, TK Maxx and Amazon to illuminate my room on a dark night. And I’ve bought a few sets of copper fairy lights too, which adorn the wall above my bed. It’s so lovely to have some softer light on the dark evenings, instead of harsh ceiling lights.
2. Time to breathe
As much as I love Summer, it can feel a bit hectic trying to cram everything you want to get done into the space of one season. (Or however long a heatwave might last.)
With Autumn, you’ve got no choice but to settle down and take a breath sometimes. You can’t always go out because the weather will stop you, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you need a break from rushing around. It often forces you to slow down and take things at a steadier pace. (Or it does with me, anyway!)
3. Autumnal Colours!
I’ve always loved the colours of Autumn. The reds, the browns, the oranges – there’s just something about them that makes me want to grab my camera and run outside to capture these gorgeous colours before they fade/end up a slushy mess on the ground.
(Careful that you’re not in such a rush to photograph them that you end up slipping on the slushy leaves, mind.)
4. Greater Appreciation
There’s something about watching the trees and flowers die that always makes my heart sink a little every year, but it means that I’m way more appreciative of the green leaves and the blooming flowers when we do have them.
Likewise, I dread the day that the clocks go back in October. (Seriously, I hate it.) But that in itself makes me count down the days until the clocks go forward again, and appreciate good, long daylight when we have that too.
5. Wrapping Up
It’s finally time to grab those chunky knits!
Call me a Granny if you like, but I LOVE being able to wear a coat outside too. I guess it’s easier to hide away behind the layers a little, and you feel a bit less exposed when you’re bearing less flesh. And, you have pockets for once.
Plus, I tend to cope far better in colder climes, rather than muddling through heatwaves. (I’m definitely not one for thriving in hot weather.)
What do you love about Autumn?