I feel as though Christmas has now knocked on my front door and has been welcomed warmly and blown in to fill the house with excited expectation. I know (and panic) that there are so many jobs to be done, but the opening of the loft and the jingling of the Christmas bells as the boxes are passed down to me makes me feel so warm and happy for the coming weeks. However this wave of Christmas cheer is happening far too quickly, there are still autumnal delights to enjoy such as the delicious apples that are still tumbling from the trees and now mixed with the golden, vein prominent leaves.
The first thing I marvel at when I open the door is to see all the different leaves that have fallen and continue falling like crispy coloured rain.
The river through Spalding looked as though it had stopped flowing and the mirror like surface reflected the beautiful buildings and skeletal branches. Yes it was chilly but the reflections were beautiful.
And further down the river everything looked calm, the old brickwork standing sturdy and constant, the buildings all holding hordes of Christmas shoppers and the trees, some still with their golden pennies ready to fall into the river.
Looking up at the trees made me think of them putting on a winter coat. The warming fluffy moss starting to envelope the bark now that its hat of leaves had fallen.
The picnic tables now sit empty but the dining tables will soon be adorned with leaves, cones and berries. The outside coming back inside.
The textures of autumn are all around and it is so special to stop and actually drink this all in.
And to share it with the wildlife.
Back at home we have a very soft texture to share. This little one has come to join our household! Little Felix with his soft autumn colours has come to live with us, especially Mr T. Isn't he a cutie!
I hope you all have a wonderful, and hopefully sunny autumnal week and have the time to reflect on this beautiful time of year... before the Christmas decorations go up!
♥ Chel ♥
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