While every turn of season brings its own unique and exciting changes, autumn is by far my favourite. I knew autumn had arrived this year when I stepped outside before work a few weeks ago and the air nipped lightly at my skin.
I love going for long walks alone with my thoughts, listening to the crisp leaves crunch beneath my feet. I love kicking them into the air, then watching them swirl and dance as the wind catches them. I love how the cooler air nips at my cheeks, leaving them bright and rosy. It’s hard to describe the pure, unadulterated joy of running along a beautiful path. Or the absolute peace of mind that comes from sitting quietly on a park bench, merely observing the beauty around you. Hiking suddenly becomes an epic adventure. You’re an explorer with nothing but your trusty camera to accompany you.
I love wearing cozy knits, soft flannels and plaids, boots, and scarves. I love the muted autumn hues of browns, oranges, yellows, reds, and creams. A small reflection of the beautiful explosion of colour in the trees. Just like a fireworks show of splendour before everything goes to sleep. One last hurrah before winter.
Autumn makes everything feel cozy. Candlelight becomes even more warm and inviting. You can bundle up in a blanket and read your evening away. You can eat and drink all the pumpkin spice things and indulge in comfort foods like hot soup and stews.
Autumn is a time for sipping a piping hot mug of apple cider, hot chocolate, tea, or coffee. To look on as the last golden rays of sunshine paint the landscape with a warm glow. It’s a time for quiet contemplation and reflection. To muse on the past and look towards the future. There’s a quiet stillness in autumn that allows for deep thought and musings.
What do you enjoy about autumn?