Thursday, 26 September 2013

Views from our Autumn windows

 I love Autumn, and I love all your posts in Autumn (or Spring for you New Zealand folk, and that just thrills my mind utterly...), so here I am popping my head out of the mire for a brief return to the Land of Blog!
 This very week the bottom leaves on the apple blossom tree tinged themselves with gold. Though all month here there has been a very blissful meander into Autumn. The air has been so soft that Jo Malone could have bottled it and called it something like "Mist and mellow apple tree".
 The apple tree is just beyond today's decorations. Prince Charming has counted the apples, and they are certainly groaning on the boughs. We are so unused to a harvest on our own doorstep that we haven't worked out whether to pick them, shake them, or wait for them to fall. If in doubt, do nought, as I always (always) say.
I brought this mini-pillow, now sadly water-stained and worse for wear, and there's a metaphor for life, back from the States many child-rearing seasons ago. I loved America in Autumn. You folk do seasons very well. I thought of you today in town when I saw a shop window full of Christmas jumpers.

Usually I go out now and buy the boys some pumpkin themed or at least coloured attire. Sadly my pumpkin boy, birthday next week, will no longer be persuaded into pumpkin costumes. He wouldn't even let me photograph him in his pumpkin hat this afternoon.

I do, however, have some views of a footpath coming soon. Bet you can't wait!


Jane and Chris said...

If you try to pick the apples and they yield to your loving touch...they are ready.If they fall on the ground some thieving critter will get them !
Jane x

M.K. said...

"When in doubt, do nought." I agree. I need to heed that advice. I would amend it ... only slightly. "When in doubt, donuts." hahaha :)

Yes, I do adore autumn. Sigh. Our autumn seems to have begun early, for which I'm thrilled. Just more cool weather to relish in! I bought 2 mums and a pumpkin today, and am so happy about them.

Gumbo Lily said...

My daughter-in-law is in retail and they are now into their "second phase of Christmas." I don't like this push and shove. I want autumn to linger. I hope your autumn does too.

Elizabethd said...

Oh do pick those apples. Freeze them, make apple jelly, cook them in pies....

Catherine said...

Autumn is my favourite time of year too. The time to start "nesting", for feeling cosy and warm and eating yummy apple pie! Cx

GretchenJoanna said...

I'd like to come and help you pick the apples! (But I don't get to do everything I like.)

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I wish I had an apple tree! They don't grow well in my climate, though if I head a few hours north, they grow everywhere.

We are having a nice autumn here. We don't always--sometimes it stays hot well into November. But this year the air has indeed been soft and gentle, and the light is beautiful. I'm enjoying it immensely.

Come back soon, Mags! I miss you!