It was a cold night, so I got a fire going. I lit a scented candle.
– Jarod Kintz
- stacking firewood
- having the chimney & fire cleaned out
- putting away the picnic blankets, bringing out the woollen ones
- making hearty soups & serving them with a wedge of sharp cheese & home-made bread
- making mulled cider
- cuddling-up on the sofa days
- exploring the as-yet unexplored (both inside & out)
- making massaman curry paste to use in the winter
- oven-roasting a glut of tiny tomatoes
- making an autumn reading list
- sitting and watching the rain out the window
- baking bread
- planning a weekend adventure away
- making a relaxing tea blend
- playing board (and card) games
- bringing late summer blooms indoors
- leaving some weekends free of all plans
- making spicy apple crumble
- … and feijoa & ginger chutney
- reading poetry
- sending little notes to people I love
- writing down a list of things to let go of… creating a ritual and offering them to the flames
- bringing autumn colours inside (even if the leaves don’t change much where we are)
- donning wet weather gear & walking in the rain
- …then coming home for a long, hot shower
- donating summer clothing I no longer need
- burning candles in the darkening evenings
- making leaf bunting
- tuning out of online chatter, making time for offline living
- going to a 5-rhythms dance session at the local hall
how do you herald autumn (or the changing seasons) where you are?
4 thoughts on “30 ways to herald autumn”
Love this. I’ll be collecting acorns, making leaf bunting, waiting for fejoas, pruning in the garden, repotting pots, taking cuttings and planning autum trips in the van.
that all sounds divine! enjoy x
when i was up north two weekends ago, it was the first time i’d heard of 5 rhythms dancing because a lady asked if did it…i’ve been donating all the clothes and shoes and things i can. i’m so sick of clutter.
Ah, cool – are you going to give 5rhythms a go? I’d love to know if you do…!
We have such a small house, clothing moves in and out of our house like the tides. I hope you come and visit us someday (we’d love that).
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