Lots and lots of apples. It's a good thing we like apple pie!
Our trees have been full of fruit this year and although we've shared quite a few with the local cockatoos,
we still have lots left. Our lovely neighbours are making cider, their hallway full of boxes of apples. Maybe we will make some too!
Autumn is quinces. Big, fat, golden quinces.
I love everything about this beautiful ancient fruit. The tree it grows on with it's wide green leaves, that shade our ducks from the warm autumn sun. I love collecting the fruit after a windy day, storing it inside where it gives off it's distinctive quincy smell. I love cutting into each piece, it's such a satisfying feeling. Cubing, boiling, straining. Adding, watching, waiting.
Magical jars of ruby goodness. I love quince jelly on sour dough toast with a cup of hot, hot tea.
I love autumn.
Autumn is Sports Day! A day of red, yellow and blue.
A day of friends, and fun.
And trying hard, of ribbons and family.
And smiles! lots of lovely smiles.
Autumn is potato season. It's brown fields, blue skies, tractors and crates.
Autumn is a time of birthdays - one tomorrow!
Although it's sad to say goodbye to summer, and although the thought of a long cold winter ahead makes me a little anxious..I really do love autumn. So I'm celebrating being in the now,
I'm loving the cool nights and warm days. Although there is some sadness in my life too right now, I'm embracing all the beauty, the colour and life of this season, of this time. Maybe even more so.
I hope you are too, lovely ones,
see you soon xo
ps: If you haven't entered my giveway yet it's not too late! I'll be drawing out a winner in the next couple of days. It might be you! xo