The first taste of autumn

autumn-1869160_1920I can already feel the first stirrings of autumn. The air is tinged with crispness and a few over-eager trees are already showing signs of yellow and orange hues.

I’m a little bit in denial. My summer was great. But weatherwise, it was lacking in the heat and sunshine departments. I took advantage of the nice weather as much as I could. But when you work indoors, the weekends never seem long enough.

But I am starting to get genuinely excited for the change of season. Pumpkin spiced foods and beverages are out in full force now. There’s nothing like sipping a spicy chai latte whilst meandering along leafy paths, crisp leaves crunching satisfyingly beneath my boots. Or cool evenings where I can snuggle up in a mountain of cozy blankets, sipping a mug of steaming tea or cider while engrossed in a good book.

Yesterday was a good day too. I had an entire afternoon of quiet (for the first time in months). My roommate was still around, so I didn’t have the place entirely to myself. But I closed my door, put in my headphones, and spent the afternoon tidying and organizing my room. I also pulled out my fall clothing. I love the warm flannels, cozy sweaters, and fall colour palettes of the season.

What is your favourite part of autumn?

Finally slowing down

adult-2178904_1920I hope everyone had a great long weekend! This whole summer feels like a blur. Events and activities filled nearly every weekend. And while I squeezed in as much quiet time as I could, I was still fighting burnout for months. I’ve only now just caught my breath and started to take things easier.

There’s nothing planned this weekend and I already feel myself relaxing. I’m still enjoying summery weather, although the cool temperatures at night already feel like autumn. I have a few post ideas for the next few weeks that I’m excited to share. I’ve missed connecting with you all. Hope you have a great evening!

Autumn Reflections – Day 3

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Its really interesting to experience the transition from summer to autumn. Summer days are usually hot and sunny. You can wander around wearing shorts and a t-shirt. But as time passes, the temperature slowly starts to drop. Its still nice outside, but sometimes you need a sweater. The mornings begin to get cooler and you wake up to dew glistening on the grass. The temperature starts to dip at night too. You can feel this palpable change in the air. Then the leaves start to change and you know that summer has said its farewells, and that autumn has appeared in its place.

Autumn begins with a subtle change in the light, with skies a deeper blue, and nights that become suddenly clear and chilled. The season comes full with the first frost, the disappearance of migrant birds, and the harvesting of the season’s last crops.
-Glenn Wolff & Jerry Dennis