Sunday, 14 September 2008

Autumn nesting....

How wonderful to see the sunshine again, it has inspired us to pick apples, make hedgerow jam, and go for long walks with thick socks, welly boots, and rosy cheeks in the sunny yet chilled morning air. The fields are full of corn stooks and crows, and the odd beech leaf falls ever so gently to ground. It has made me feel nesty at home, gathering the autumn in, piling up the wood near the fire, I want to smell cinnamon, and make squash soup with garlic bread for tea, light candles and dream...yes always dream.........the land is changing, the seasons move forward, the wheel turns.


Annie said...

Dreaming - Ah yes - my favorite thing. It is wonderful to dream and then, through our actions, see them come through. It's magic to me.

Regina said...

Hi Lynn
Wonderful post!! Dreaming is also
my favorit.I love your decoration!!!!
Oh,Lynn your home looks so cosy and
warm.It's a dream.
I wish you a wonderful evening and a
nice week!!!!!!!!

Jema Rose said...

Beautiful pictures..! I hope that you are feeling well...I am having a terrible cold..!

: (

Love, Jenny


Solstrimmor & Stjärnstrålar said...

Keep on dreming!
Hugs nina

Marja Kristiina said...

What a scrummy post, I can literally smell both the clean, crisp autumn air and the lingering scent of cinnamon.

I just love fall, love it with everything I am. To me it signifies a fresh start; not the end to summer but the beginning of something new, and experiencing it with fully charged batteries. The wheel turns indeed and we slow our pace down in order to hibernate. That's the way it has always gone.

Thank you, dear Lynnston!

manon said...

j'adore votre blog.
and now I have a new blog.oh please I would like a comment!!!!!

Manon France

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such a charmning still life you created. The pears in the silver basket...perfect!

Rose said...

OOHHH lovely colour !!

Di Overton said...

Your are invited to spend a weekend, with me, traveling around my home in the beautiful Tyne Valley, Northumberland. Enjoy!

Saint Ange said...

HI LYnn,
the sun shine today in Provence,
autumn is not here
kisses and friendly

Lilla Blanka said...

Hi Lynn!

It´s been a while since I visited your I look at all these beautiful photos..wonderful!!!


Toni said...

I'm so jealous -- YOU HAVE WELLIE BOOTS!!! You have NEED of Wellie Boots! I see ads for them in catalogs, so colorful and fun looking, but here in the desert, goodness, what's the point!?

Meanwhile, that sunlit, pillowed corner there makes me want to rest my head and daydream!

Cowboys and Custard said...

Autumn is a time for reflection, the time of year I feel most empathy with..
I would almost say I am looking forward to winter now.. Sleep comes more easily in the darker days and more time for dreaming..

Enjoy these golden days when the sun shines through..

With love
Michele x

Moth to a Flame Studio said...

Dear Lynn,

The colour in the pears is like a watercolor painting... beautiful!
Mmmm....I love squash soup, I can taste it now. I have not had hedgrow jam before, I will have to try it, if I can find it here? I just love Autumn and the colour pallete out doors, the crunch of leaves beneath foot, the smell of wood fires... branches and warm stews with homemade bread.

happy dreaming........and hugs

Solange said...

oh, dreaming, and yes, the autumn gives me these same feelings. I love your pictures and post.
I hope you enjoy your long walks and then the warm cozy house...

have a great week,


Solstrimmor & Stjärnstrålar said...

Thanks Lynn, I'm glad you like my pictures!!

Moderncountry said...

It sounds fabulous!! I mean, your words are taking me away, floating away for a few magic! I was an incredible daydreamer at school, uh, I still am :)) But without any dreams, where would we be? It is a good thing, like a treasure...

Sorry Lynn, for not letting you know, that I have been here...looking, enjoying your work..I was a bit busy, but I love you, you know :)
You are so incredible motivating, uplifting and inspirational to me.
I had you in my mind when I started my latest work. I was thinking, how can I be a bit more adventurous? (did I spell it right?)
I mean, with my work..I leaned and watched our nearest forest, looking at my plants...maybe I "got it"..I just have to wait and see..still have a few stiches..

Take good care and enjoy your Autumn days!
Hugs and love

Ps: I am also going to make some jam really soon!

Henna said...´s a one of my favourite things to do ;-) Sometimes it´s almost frightening how it is possible to shut out the world in the middle of the day when daydreaming and yet so relaxing to be able to do so. Your home is breathtakingly beautiful, every little detail is magnificient!
Every time we had holidays, freetime, father used to make things with his hands, mostly renovating at home or at our summerhouse, he enjoyd auctions and old things..I think it´s in the veins ;-) Normally he worked in a costume and travelled a lot, so it was some kind of relaxation for him to create in his own way with the hammer, saw...and a big box full of nails :-)

I hope the sun shines on you...
I´m going to climb up the appletree now :-)

Hugs Anne

Martine said...

What a beautiful corner in your house, and I love the texte, you talk of all the magic of autumn and make me fell like going for that walk and for those smells!

Jema Rose said...

Hi Lynn!

I think that my cold was at it worst yesterday, so hopefully I will get better SOON!

The song on my blog is "Lullaby" with my number one favorite: Loreena McKennitt, I simply ADORE her..!The poem is by William Blake.

Love, Jenny


Wish on a Whisker said...

~So lovely.~ ~Mandy

serenitymeadow said...

My senses have been awakened by having the pleasure of reading your mini-essay about autumn. Conjures up a whole lot of coziness.

Mary-Laure said...

What's hedgerow, I wonder?

Your place looks like a wonderful haven..

Ragged Roses said...

There is nothing quite like the Autumn sunshine and the smell of the countryside on those long walks, a beautiful, magical time of year. Enjoy your dreams

Katja - Bag End said...

We have also had loads of sunshine here in The Netherlands. Makes me feel so cheerful. Still waiting for proper autumn colours, but they will arrive soon :-)

What a lovely corner! That wall scone looks fab.

Have a great sunny weekend,

Naturegirl said...

I have been travelling through Europe and now yes the seasons begin to change the sunlight fades sooner and the cool autumn air calls me back home to my own country. Lovely post. lovley
prose for what autumn brings> a weary traveller NG

vosgesparis said...

What a beauty of a post, you really took profit of your walk, not only by enjoying the nature but also by enjoying the company and being able to write it down in a beautiful way. Also thank you very much for your heartwarming post on my blog and saying hearts bring joy in the home ;)

Annabelle said...

Luv to Dream and Fall is a perfect time to nest in the home by the fire. Thanks for sharing the beautiful hike.


Oh I love your blog... your words are delicious!!!Dream on.
xoxoxo laura

Bettyjoy said...

what lovely pictures, beautiful autumn colors:)