Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Autumn has come.

Autumn has come in ,it slipped into being while I was away from home!
I love Autumn for the sense of peace that it brings,a sort of gentle closing down.
There is so much beauty in the last oozings of blousy summer that I want to sit and read folk tales and  visit the world of faery.
The need to walk in the woods and smell the earth,leaves and fungi.
Time to read Keats's Autumn again,make windfall apple pie and drink an earthy wine that tastes of moss and darkness.
Wrap up in Autumn colours
 and sit dreaming as the season turns and  travels inward.
Imagine the ancient times when our ancestors lived closer to the our Earth than we do.
Allow the natural slowing down of nature enter the soul and remember the words of the poet Shelley as autumn turns to winter,
"If winter comes can spring be far behind"