Hopping and skipping out of September and into October today, and I have to say it's oh-so-beautiful in my little patch of the world. I strolled up through the town this morning on my way to the cafe, and felt the delicious warmth of the sun on my back as I walked. I was coat-less and wearing summer sandals, and as much as I adore wearing my green Boden coat and a jaunty woolen scarf, it nevertheless pleases me a great deal when I don't have to bother with outer garments.
So, it's the first of the month and therefore calendar page-turning time. Ahh I do enjoy this simple little ritual** at the beginning of each month, I really look forward to it. Would probably not admit this fact to anyone else but you :: seems a little bonkers to get so excited about calendar pages really, but there you go. I know you will understand and not think me too loop-the-loop. You might even possibly-maybe feel the same way yourself about your own calendars. Possibly.
I confess that the very Autumnal images this month leave me feeling a tad disappointed (above image from Country Homes calendar). I do LOVE October (which is my Birthday month), but why oh why does everything have to be depicted in shades of brown?? I mean, just look at my own photo at the top there :: taken this morning on my way home from the cafe, it's a snap of a random garage door in a back street. See?? Glorious, spectacular Autumnal colour! And in my humble opinion perfectly Octoberish and un-brown. I know, I am such a colour-junkie, I cannot really cope with shades of brown I'm afraid, it makes me feel moochy.
How-ever, the above image (from Ideal Homes Calendar) is rather fabulous eh? Can't really deny that, even with the brown-thing going on. Makes me put a little entry on my mental to-do list to keep my eyes open for some chunky Autumnal knitwear when I next do my rounds of the charity/thrift shops. Cute little fingerless mittens must also be made me thinks......ahhhh I can feel the exciting beginnings of a new crochet project emerging from the ric-rac Tangle....yeeessssss, I simply MUST crochet up some fingerless mitts! In jaunty stripes!! oooooo I'm all excitable about that now, all heart-fluttery and skittish! Must think calm thoughts.........
So....(calming down again)....what's doing at Attic24 today, on the first day of October? Well right now, as I sit and write (I'm downstairs at the dining table, tap-tapping on the laptop today) I can smell apples. Well to be more precise, I can smell that exact apple in the above picture, as it's sat right next to me on the table. A true English Apple, picked from a tree by my friends neighbour just a few streets up from where I live. And I can't tell you how lovely it's appley fragrance is....Apples and October go hand-in-hand in England, and I am really glad of that as I love apples and eat several a day.
My September Asters have now turned into October Asters....boy oh boy, these flowers were such amazing value for money! My dahlias sadly didn't last very long, but these little lovelies are still going strong, both downstairs and upstairs in the bedroom/bathroom.
On the fireplace mantel just behind me (the mantel with the crochet hearts garland hanging on it) I've propped up this lovely little metal sign which I bought a while ago from the local antiques centre. I was just looking at it earlier and day dreaming about my most favouritist place to be at this time of year :: Robin Hoods Bay. You may remember we went there last year to celebrate my birthday, and I always have a deep, inexplicable longing to return there at this time every year. Not sure if we'll make it there again this year, but I'm secretly hoping and wishing for it to happen.
And the Attic view today, on the first of October? Well, the above picture was taken this morning at around 9.30 when the air was still pale and hazy and hanging low over the hills.
But a few hours later and the day turned out be truly beautiful :: bright and warm and lovely. I can't tell you how much I've appreciated the warmth of the sun today.
I even hung my laundry out to dry today, which is something I'm making the most of whilst it lasts. Don't suppose we'll have many more outside laundry-drying days left in the year now, and I'll miss that for sure.Well I hope you're having a wonderful day today too, wherever you are in the world and whatever your season. Enjoy your October-the-first.
a quick note for those of you who are are not yet familiar with my
quirky little ways, I have established a monthly routine here at
Attic24 where I share with you my three calendar pages at the begnning
of each month. You can read all of my previous months calendar blurbles
by clicking on the "Calendar" category in my sidebar. Just so you know**