"Although I speak from my own experience, I feel that no one has the right to impose his or her beliefs on another person. I will not propose to you that my way is best. The decision is up to you. If you find some point which may be suitable for you, then you can carry out experiments for yourself. If you find that it is off no use, then you can discard it." Dalai Lama...

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Changing seasons,positive thoughts.

Here we are on a very wild and rainy Saturday:-( I am in the middle of preparing pork chops in a cider sauce for tea,Alan is ironing while watching rugby and Emily is upstairs with her friend E,and the rain is hammering at the windows.

This morning as I looked outside at the garden I realised I just didn't feel ready for the colder weather.I felt low,I really love the sun,I really need the sun and the summer has been so rainy and cold,I haven't spent enough time outside.We haven't eaten outside as much as we would normally do.So many days we haven't been able to lay in the hammock and read on an evening,we haven't been able to sit in our tepee and light the campfire to toast marshmallows.So many things that didn't need the sun just dry weather.I was feeling really down.Then I began to think about what Autumn has to offer.

I have always liked the changing seasons and Autumn has always been one of my favourite times.The early Autumn with the subtle change in light and slight nip in the air.I enjoy putting the garden to bed for the winter,tidying the borders and veg plot. I look forward to crisp evenings in the garden around the chimenea with hot drinks and biscuits,walks on the beach snuggled up in layers, then home for hot chocolate,and the smell of the roast cooking.I love the dark afternoon's snuggled up reading or watching a movie.I love the sound of the rain on the sunroom skylights while we are all cosy and warm inside.So much to look forward to.

Here is a picture Emily took last winter.We live in such a beautiful place with this only a short car journey away.

Maybe things aren't quite so bad after all,and maybe next year will be the one with the heatwave ;-)


Sam said...

I know what you mean about not being ready. I've been reading lots of blogs this summer which have wonderful photos of picnics and beach bbq's and sunny evenings. I feel a little jealous :-)
But I too love the autumn. This part of town doesn't seem to have any trees! or birds, so I haven't seen any signs of autumn yet. I need to go further afield.

Great view you've got there. :-)

Lynn said...

Hi Sam
my mistake with the wording,although the veiw is on our doorstep, it is a couple of miles away. I do wish we could wake up to see that every day though!!

The Dotterel said...

Count me in with the autumn lovers, but at present they'll be no leaves left to turn (and maybe no trees) what with the wind and rain. Love the deschooling idea; keep going. (I'm in the process of deschooling myself!)

Shirl said...

Hi Lynn, what a lovely photo: very autumnal.

Lisa G said...

I love the autumn as well but could probably do without so much rain right now after the summer we've just had!

Michelle said...

I'm considering it a miracle that we haven't drowned this summer with all the rain we had.

Now you've blogged again ere I feel obliged to go back to Milly's story that I keep thinking I must finish reading. It's certainly an epic!