Autumn in a nutshell

25th September

Autumnal gift wrapping: photo tutorial
I keep contradicting myself, do you ever do that?  One moment I long for the summer, I'm sure my
face has not felt enough vitamin D this year and my well being does not feel summer refreshed as usual.  But on the other hand the autumnal colours coming through, the beginning of crispness in the air and the smell of wood fires excites me to the tips of my toes.  But oh the summer sun, I do miss you...

For me so far autumn is shaping up well and I share with you my five favourites so far, grab a coffee and have a peruse...


A cosy home, when it is dark outside a roaring fire to warm us inside.


Cosy at home, batten down the hatches and snuggle


Food on the table harvesting from the garden, what could be more autumnal than that?


Harvest from the garden in a hand
made wooden bowl by my FIL


Dahlias scream autumn gardens and this year I have beaten the slugs and snails, a small battle won but it has pleased me enormously.


Tomorrow there will be a post about two
types of autumn vases
and very quick makes, pop back and see!


Candles, all my life for as long as I can remember I have loved candles.  The more the better, as I write this I have seven lit candles all around me. Something about warmth and light I suppose, homeliness, snuggling down, safety. 


Never too many candles


Autumnal walks.  Two walks in two days in different areas of our county, both within minutes from my home, very blessed to be surrounded by beauty and autumn days with clear blue skies really are a treat and soar my emotions upwards.  Yesterday I urged you to grab a coffee and walk with my around my neck of the woods, if you missed it, as said, grab a coffee and come and join me, would love it if you did.  Autumnal Oxfordshire


Local churchyard in the autumn sun
Joining in today with Amy  to share with you my five joys of Autumn,
pop over and see what others are sharing.


  Happy autumn to those of you in the northern hemisphere, enjoy spring if you are in the south 




18 comments:

  1. I've enjoyed your Autumn tour and all the cosiness from the fire and candles, lovely. Earlier on in the year I was tootling round the place looking at the John Piper windows. Such a beautiful area. :-)

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    1. It's incredible how many Piper windows there actually are

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  2. Hi - Love your cosy home and I enjoy candles as well. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.com

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    1. There just us something about candles Joan, isn't there. That's for the visit

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    1. Thank you. Autumn feels like it should be cosy. But oh my how lucky are we with the weather at the moment.

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  4. Love the Autumn post and your fireplace looks so inviting!xx

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    1. Thanks Michelle. I love the fireplace too. We used to have a woodburnjng stove here but I much prefer this

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  5. Hi Selma, your home looks so cozy and lovely for the autumn season. How I wish Autumn would make an appearance here in southern California...It's suppose to be almost 100 degrees tomorrow! Enjoy your weekend, Pat xx

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    1. 100 degrees Pat!! Wow. That is way too hot. If I could send you some of our crisper air I would. Hope you are coping ok

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  6. I totally agree there is nothing nicer than a beautiful roaring fire to snuggle up beside and I love the flickering candlelight too. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Autumn is definately in the air. I love this time of year and I hope you get to enjoy it to the fullest. Cheers.

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  8. I love the soft glow from candles in the home!!! Beautiful pictures! I did not want summer to end. The sudden change in weather, and the smell of fall in the air made me forget summer so quickly!

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  9. Oh, this was a lovely post. Enjoyed meeting you (my first time visit here). Cozy, candles, autumn shadows and crisp, sunny (or foggy) days ... love this time of year too.

    And we understand those contradictory feelings too. Indeed.

    Wishing you a beautiful day...
    Brenda

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  10. Great moments of autumn! I am enjoying candles again too, there is something about candlelight isn't there! Thank you for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

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  11. Such a lovely post. It is a beautiful time of year. I have to admit that although I love summer I do like to cosy in on dark nights with the curtains closed, a lit candle and a glass of wine. X

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  12. Lovely post !
    My photo walk had a slight delay as they forecast the possibility of snow so I've been rushing around madly tidying and putting away stuff in the garden before it becomes frozen in place or hidden by snow ...I just hope they are over keen and I can take my photo walk this weekend...fingers crossed.

    especially love the log fire and dahlias

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  13. Autumn is my favourite season and the scented candles are making our house smell so good. Your fire looks cozy and will help keep the chill of cooler days away.

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