Autumn is the time of year when Mother Nature seemingly picks up her paintbrush, creating a spectacular canvas of brilliant colour for our eyes to behold.
Gorgeous hues of reds, oranges & golds adorn our trees, leaving us awestruck in their beauty.
As I stood at the kitchen window today, watching my husband rake up the leaves in the yard, I couldn’t help but remember the sound of our children’s laughter as they spent endless hours gleefully jumping in the piles of leaves their Dad had just spent so much time raking.
As Mother nature prepares to settle in for her long winter nap, I am hoping for just a few more beautiful autumn days. To enjoy the warmth of the sunshine & the chance to venture into her woods a few more times, taking in the smell & the beauty of this season.
Crunching through the leaves, there is wonder all around us, creating beautiful images if we only take the time to stop long enough to have a look.
The squirrels & birds are frantically preparing to hunker down for the long winter, storing food & preparing for shelter.
Autumn is my favourite time of year. As with nature slowing down for the winter months ahead, it seems to be a time when I don’t feel quite so guilty about curling up on the sofa with a good book & a cozy blanket, enjoying the warmth & smell of the wood burning fireplace, perhaps even indulging myself in a little nap.
I give it an A+! How about you?
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.