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One thing I adore about living in the UK is how seasonal the weather is. There is a very distinct Winter, Spring, Summer (albeit short) and Autumn. Parts of New Zealand are very seasonal as well, but in Auckland (where I come from) you definitely get Summer and Winter but the in-between bits are often just a quick interlude.
This is my third Autumn in the UK and I have fallen head-over-heels for this season. I never thought much of it before, so I’ve been thinking – why do I love Autumn so much?
…Although I love Summer for obvious reasons, Autumn is cosy! It has the chill of Winter but with more crisp, blue sky days and less rain.
…Autumn always feels like new beginnings to me. I think it’s because Autumn was the first change of season I saw when I first moved to the UK (as I arrived in Summer) and it reminds me of such an exciting time in my life.
…and of course, if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, Autumn means Christmas is just around the corner and mulled wine, pine trees & thick woollen scarves aren’t too far away.
Autumn 2009 Layout
Last year I spent a bit of time in London’s glorious parks taking photos of all the lovely leaves, so I wanted to share a page featuring some of my Autumn 2009 photos:
A pretty simple layout, but I like it.
What is Autumn like in your part of the world? Do you love it as much as me?
Before I sign off, a big hello! to all the new friends made during the blog hop – it was so much fun and I’m so happy to have a heap of fresh, inspiring blogs in my Google Reader.
…Buying: I recently bought this print from Etsy that I stumbled across. Being the Fleetwood Mac fan that I am, I was sold when I saw the lyrics to ‘Landslide’ on it. Once I decide on the frame colour (black or white – what do you think?) then I’m hanging it somewhere I can see it while I scrap for some creative Stevie Nicks-esque inspiration…
…Reading: I am loving absolutely everything about Once Wed at the moment. I can’t remember how I found this site, but I can’t stop looking at all the gorgeous photos of real weddings. (Its ok, I’m a bride-to-be so I’m supposed to be looking at this stuff). I’m amazed and impressed with how much you can achieve with a little ingenuity and creativity (actually, make that a lot of creativity). If our wedding is half as beautiful as the ones on this site, I’ll be one happy bride!
…Listening to: Rabbit Heart by Florence & The Machine. I’m especially enjoying listening to it on the way to work – puts me in a good mood to start the day.
…Looking forward to: visiting the New Forest and taking lots of photos.
…Eating: White chocolate Tim Tams! For anyone not from New Zealand, these are delicious biscuits that are missed by many-a-kiwi living overseas. Luckily for me though, I was sent some in a package from home recently along with some Pineapple Lumps (I’ll explain about them another day). Please note I just ate the last Tim Tam in the packet whilst writing this. mmm.