The scent of autumn leaves.
The sunset colour of the leaves from the browns through to the yellows and reds and claret.
The scent of woodsmoke fires at dusk.
The crisp morning air, where you can pull the covers up under your chin.
Warm sunshine with a cool breeze.
The budding Daphne and Camellia plants.
Figs emerging on the trees for a June harvest.
Autumn root vegetables for slow cooking.
Warm and colourful scarves.
Hot coffee with friends while sitting in the fresh air at a cafe.
Slower days and slow cooking.
Red wine and crosswords.
Fluffy socks and slippers.
Entire weekends watching TV while wrapped in a blanket, because there is a cold spell.
Drives to country markets and antique stores.
Enjoying apple season by making an apple pie.
Making pumpkin soup (this is my fave recipe for it.)
Picking chestnuts, roasting chestnuts, eating chestnuts.
Making a fire pit or buy a fire dish and toast marshmallows outside.
Hanging fairy lights in your house to create some sparkle during the dull nights.
Having a movie night with your beloveds, eat popcorn, watch a new movie and an old fave.
Planting bulbs for a colourful display in Spring.
Playing board games with family or friends.
Making a dessert with a crumble topping, add ice cream.
Putting flannel sheets on your bed.
Learning to knit or crochet.
Taking long walks in the park or on the beach.
Reading in bed with a cup of tea.
Slowing down and taking stock of life.
Starting a new book to read.
Bringing out blankets and throw rugs for the sofas and bed.
Lighting candles that smell like spices.
Jumping into a pile of leaves, or watch dogs and kids do this.
Baking bread and give it to friends and family.
Taking walks at dusk and smell other people’s dinners.
Putting cloves into the knitwear drawers.
Having a weekend away in the country and walking and eating and napping and reading.
Visiting art galleries and wandering while the rain falls outside.
Sunday lunches with friends and family.
Happy Autumn to those in the Southern Hemisphere!