Friday, 23 September 2011

Autumnal Equinox

Good afternoon

We've been building to the point for a few weeks now and it was very obvious this morning before I checked the calendar that this point had arrived. Misty mornings with a warm Indian Summer day - it must be the Autumnal Equinox. After today the days will shorten and in a few weeks it will be getting dark just after the boys come home from school. However its not all doom and gloom - autumn brings forth some wonderful things;

The colours as the leaves turn orange, red and brown;

When they were smaller the boys loved to collect conkers and acorns and of course there's the fun of running through piles of fallen leaves.

Darker evenings mean that its going to get cooler too - I must crack on with my crochet blankets. The Giant Granny blanket is coming on well - the beauty of this one is it keeps you warm as you add each new round;

Another thing I love on cooler and darker days is to snuggle up with a good book or magazine. This week as I've been confined mainly to indoors, I worked my way through another pile of reading;

After all this talk of autumn and keeping warm etc, I've just checked the weekend forecast. Seems here in Suffolk we're promised an Indian Summer - so the cropped trousers might come out again and hopefully someone will be around to wheel me out in the sunshine and possibly we'll even make a trip to the seaside!

Have a lovely weekend, whatever you are doing.

See you next week.

xxx Vicki xxx


Louise said...

I've been enjoying the autumnal mornings too. It had been rather cold here though, except in the direct sunshine! I've been out and about snapping autumn things this week. I hope you get to enjoy a weekend trip somewhere... how long are you going to be in plaster? I remember reading about the injury when you posted the August scavenger pics, but I've only just become a follower!

Magic Bean said...

This is my favourite time of the year. I get all goosebumpy (not from the chilliness) when I think of Autumn.
Hope you get wheeled out for some sun and equinoxy fun. Ax

moonstruckcreations said...

Im just loving the fact that its autumn - it is my favourite time of year! And a perfect time for snuggling up with some crochet (not that I need any excuse!)

Have a great weekend, Helenxx

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

I still like collecting conkers!

Scarlett said...

I love cracking out the granny blankets! Yours is a beauty. Scarlett x

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

I love the colours of your granny blanket Vicki!

Hope you do manages to get a 'pusher' totake you out and about. A few 'rays' will do you the world of good!

Have a great weekend whatever you manage to do my lovely :o)

Love Donna xxx

**Anne** said...

Your granny is looking fantastic. I hope you get out to enjoy that sunshine.
Anne xx

Kashi said...

Like the other commenter above, I just started following you last month. I only have to say it will get better and your spirits seem to be getting brighter every post. I have commented before. I had a knee replacement and 2 follow up surgeries this summer and spent most days sitting on the sofa and crocheting or reading. I am still a bit sore but feel so much better and finally get to go back to work next week after 4 months. You will get there too. I really empathize with you. Take care. You picked some really good books to read.

Lisa said...

I like that pile of book. PG books are a favourite of mine, hope you enjoyed it too.
Enjoy the sunshine this weekend.
Lisa x

bellaboo said...

Oooh,I love Autumn,walks in the woods wrapped up warm and then coming home to a roaring fire,hot chocolate and a good book.
We're having a little break in Cornwall next month,so I hope they're right about the Indian Summer.
Have a lovely weekend! :0)

delia hornbook said...

awww what a lovely post i have to say that Autumn is one of my favourite seasons. I went with my class of year ones on a trip to the park on Thursday to look at the leaves and to find acorns and conkers etc it was truely beautiful. I hope you are recovering well. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, dee xx

Kashi said...

I tried to post your comment on my blog, but for some reason it vanished into cyberland. I do follow you creations and your healing progress and wish you the best. Looking forward to your next post.

Twiglet said...

Just to say thanks for all your good wishes for Annie & co. It has lifted their spirits no end knowing so many lovely folk are thinking of them. Here's hoping next week looks much much better than last! x Jo

Bee happy said...

Your blanket is looking fab and so is your reading pile!!

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Cybèle said...

If you liked the Gentle Art of Domesticity, you may also like Homemade by Ros Badger and Elspeth Thompson - in a similar vein!