Musings and Wonderment

For the love of Autumn

Autumn Leaves

I wrote this two years ago now and it’s still as relevant today as it was then…

4th November 2015

Today I awoke to the sound of rain. It’s not an unpleasant sound, not at all. As it entered my consciousness my first thought was ‘I’ll need my wellies today’.


I love autumn. I love the colours, I love the light as the sun sits low in the sky and gives everything an amazing intensity. Every sense is catered for: The smell of rain and woodsmoke. The taste of a fresh morning, like the first bite into a crisp, juicy apple. Nature provides a feast for the eyes as the leaves on the trees enthrall us with their colour and beauty before they finally, ever so gently, loosen their grip and drift gently to the ground. The sounds of the wind and rain, the splash of a puddle and the crackle of a bonfire. Yes, I do so love autumn.