Isn't this October calendar page sooo atmospheric and Autumnal? Little B (who LoVeS ducks) has enjoyed this month's picture and has regularly been found quacking at the calendar.
So...October has been and gone, it's felt like a long month! I've been looking back through my photo archives to remind myself what I've been up to during the past 31 days. Honestly, my memory is seriously shot through, I can hardly remember yesterday let alone weeks ago. I just realised that I've slipped out of the habit of making my monthly mosaics, no reason for it mind you, it's somehow just not happened. However, I felt inspired to create a visual summary of October, so here it is.......
...doesn't seem quite as colourful as usual, but it does perfectly sum up the month for me, most especially the change of seasons. September still felt very much like it had it's feet rooted in Summer, whereas October most definitely swung itself into Autumn.
We've had some incredible skies throughout October, with some awesome bright and clear sunshiney Autumn days.....
.....some incredible early morning sunrise colours.....
....and some magical early evening sunsets.
It makes me smile to notice how many of my photos each month are taken with the camera pointed sky-wards! I never tire of observing the weather, the light, the clouds, I'm continously enchanted by the rhythm of the seasons played out in the skies.
Last week as I think I mentioned, the family was roosting at home for half term hols and during this time I tried to take a few pics of the way we spent our at-home days. One of the things I adore about blog writing (more so the longer I stick at it) is the way it allows me to capture a tiny bit of the Little People's childhood. I look back at my blog writing over the years and I am incredibly grateful to myself (!!) for taking the time and effort to photograph and write about our Ordinary Life. It allows me to peek back through a small window into the past if you like. Posts like this, this and this. Just plain ol' family life at home, but oh so precious for their Ordinariness.
So in no particular order, here are some visual snips from last week's activities....
:: chalking pictures on the road outside the house ::
:: Little Lady, bubble blowing for her wee brother ::
:: Little Lady's Knitty Suitcase after a knitting spell on the sofa ::
:: den-building. The sofa was pulled forward and a long, thin hideaway was created behind ::
:: Little B loving the Brio train track, inherited from his big brother ::
:: Little Man, hanging on the street with four of his buddies, all on their wheels ::
:: helping Little Man to master simple origami boat building (instructions here) ::
:: me, working on some ideas for new Christmas decs (tweaking still needed) ::
Sigh. They grow sooo fast don't they? Heart warming to see that some simple things are remaining constant across the years (bubble blowing, chalking, den building with blankets).
Cripes, I am sighing a lot writing this post, I'm glad you can't hear me!! I'm feeling quite reflective I guess. It's good though, to look back and view the patterns of one's life. Good in a sighing sort of a way.
Right, lets view some Views shall we?? A selection of October vistas from the Attic window then....
Last week we finally felt the cold creep in and lit the fire for the first time, more than a month later than last year. It was absolutely wonderful I have to say. Makes the Autumn season Official somehow, when the first frost has been and the first fire's been lit.
Only sixty one days left of this year you know.