Autumn, my old friend. Hello. Dappled light and cold, crisp mornings. Leaf-stomping boots and trench coats. Toadstools and spiders in the garden. I do love this time of year, even if it does mean that Winter is coming.
"For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad." - Edwin Way Teale
Something that I've been meaning to do for a while, is join in with Katy and Lottie's styling the seasons project. These striking orange Chinese Lanterns caught my eye at the Columbia Road Flower Market at the weekend, and I knew they were just the thing to bring a touch of autumn into my home. I've written before about my undying love of the East End flower market, where I used to live. One of my favourite memories of living there was noticing how the flowers and plants changed with the seasons. From Spring bulbs to Christmas trees and wreathes, the blooms always signal when change is in the air.
While orange in most definitely not my favourite hue, there's something these Physalis that make my heart sing. My palm reader's candle from St Leonard's on Sea, seemed to fit in nicely alongside. Maybe it's because Halloween is on the horizon. Perhaps I'll add an ornamental squash or two when it gets closer.
Are you a fan of September or does it make you mourn Summer's end?