Tuesday 21st April, 2009

Walking In Autumn

Many people dread the onset of the cooler months as dreary and depressing. For us here at Bridal Survival, it is a time of taking a deep breath after the heat and activity of summer, of enjoying ‘inside’ time and appreciating the different beauty that autumn and winter can bring.

Autumns Alchemy Photograph by Irene Suchocki

We enjoy our Saturday morning get together with coffee and cake all the more when it is cool. Shopping involves looking for cool weather foods – quinces, apples and pears and not buying the imported grapes and exotic fruits. It means baking more, and slow cooking meats and chickens – filling the house with wonderful aromas.

But best of all, we love to walk in autumn and winter. We grab our special ‘someones’ and amble off looking over the fences as we wander past, at other peoples’ gardens. With our drought, some are looking shriveled, others still boast magnificent trees with coloured leaves, or the bare branches against the bluest of skies. The leaves on the ground smell musty with occasional dampness, the nights are sometimes misty, and the crispness of the air is invigorating. It doesn’t matter if it is a still day or night, or raining and windy, each walk brings with it a new delight to fill the senses.

In the city it is sometimes harder to find a sight, sound or smell to fill the soul. In the country areas, the wonders of nature are all around you – dew on the grass, carpets of leaves, frosty air, sounds in the clear night air. Come to think of it – it’s the same in the city – you just have to be more open to the wonders that may be more hidden. So grab your loved one and head for the hills (or just around the corner) – and see what you can discover!

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