Friday, 9 October 2009

Time

It has rained almost steadily for 4 days out of 5 now, not that I am complaining you understand. I love the rain. I love the sound of it, I love the smell of the earth when it is wet, I love the way it cleans away the summer dust and freshens the tired foliage in the garden. It all looks lush again doesn't it?


However, slowly but surely it's time for the autumn foliage to take over from the summer flowers and shrubs. Everything is jewel coloured here at the Fairyglade, Amber, ruby, emerald, citrine ...





It’s the time of year to check on the wood supplies, is there enough to get us through the coming cold months? I think this little lot might last us a while!


It’s time to go through the wardrobe, pull out jumpers and cardigans, find hot water bottles at the back of the kitchen cupboards. Pull out an extra blanket from the airing cupboard, (how I wish I had an airing cupboard).

It’s time for dressing gowns and slippers.

So cute and sold in aid of breast cancer

It’s time to get on with Christmas crafts and make lists. Who had what last year, who will get what this year?




It’s time to use words like snuggle, cosy, crunchy, crisp in our blogs.

It’s time to get on with winter crafting, knitting and crochet with soft wool which is too warm to handle in the heat of summer.


It’s time to eat stews and casseroles again, with winter vegetables from the garden, leeks, parsnips, late potatoes, carrots. Sticky toffee pudding and custard. Porridge for breakfast.

It’s time to close the curtains at tea time, light the lamps and candles, put a log or two on the fire.



Time for reading by the fireside with mugs of hot tea from a teapot with it's own blanket...

from this......................

To this.....though it still needs a bit of work and different flowers I think.

Essentially, it is time to slow down, take stock, prepare, anticipate and appreciate all that is beautiful and comforting at this time of year.
Dev x

15 comments:

Cathy said...

Such a beautiful post! And the tra cozy is gorgeous. Have a great weekend.

Cathy said...

oh my......I meant to say tea cozy..lol

marigold jam said...

What an inspiring post! Winter? Bring it on! Love that tea cosy and those little dolls/angels are so cute too. Enjoy the darker evenings.

Jane

Tabiboo said...

What a wonderful warming post which makes me want to snuggly up right now and forget all the noise errupting around me in the house.

Have a lovely, lovely weekend,

Nina xxxxxxxxx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

It certainly is time for all those lovely things! Bring it on!
Sarah x

pinkfairygran said...

Heartily agree with all this.... I am going to grow pumpkins next year, and leave them in a box by the gates at the end of the drive, with a sign saying FREE TO GOOD GNOMES... or ELVES, or GOBLINS!

The Garden Bell said...

Enjoyable read...

But, I seriously think you need more firewood... he-he... only kidding... well, maybe not...love the picture....tea cozie is too die for.

Heather said...

What a wonderful stock of fire wood. This is a beautiful post, and a great reminder of the beauty of Autumn

Pipany said...

Oh I loved this post! It has so much gorgeousness in it and I WANT those slippers! x

A Country Girl said...

Hi, I'm just learning how to crochet and find so many lovely blogs to inspire me. In face, i should probably stop looking at blogs and actually do some crochet!

Itch2stitch.com said...

Beautiful photos, love that tea cosy! Suzie. x

gwengoods said...

Cosy wonderful goodness, simply inspiring!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

What lovely photos! It captures well the time of the year, autumn. I love autumn on a sunny day when it has that golden glow to it and the air is crisp. Autumn and winter are the perfect months for crafting, I agree.
I love the tea cosy!
Isabelle

pinkfairygran said...

just to say I am organising a Christmas-themed swap over on the Three R's blog, if you are interested?

Kate said...

Hi there
what lovely things you make, very clever love the tea cozy.
Have a great weekend
Kate