I know this is maybe getting a bit repetitive, but I just can't get over how much I am enjoying the Autumn season this year. I keep talking to myself about it in my head as I walk to and fro across town, finding myself constantly surprised by the joy I am feeling. How beautiful it all is! How jolly and upbeat and colourful! These aren't words I would normally put together with November at all. In previous years, I am darned sure that November has had me in a bit of a low funk. Gloominess. Moaning about the lack of light. Not nearly enough daylight. Rain. Grey. Lots of shades of damp grey, and a weariness in my soggy step.
This year it is different. Yes, we've still had the grey, soggy stuff on occasion, and yes our hours of daylight are incredibly short. But oh the colour! The colours of this November have been absolutely heart-stoppingly glorious.
And the daylight, although dwindling now by 4pm, seems so beautiful throughout the day.
Everything seems to have a warm glow about it. Trees that I would normally walk straight past are stopping me in my tracks.
This is the top of my street, looking down the hill. My neighbour hard-pruned that cherry tree two years ago, and we were all quite shocked by how brutal it was at the time. It looked so bad that we felt sure the tree would surely never recover, but I have to say he must've known a thing or two about trees/pruning, cos that tree is thriving.
I really love Autumn cherry leaves, I think I wrote about it last year? Noooo wait a minute....two years ago????? Surely not???! My, how time flies. I love Autumn leaves in general, but cherry tree leaves are a particular favourite. I am constantly inspired by them and distracted by them at this time of year. I keep picking them up from the street and bringing them inside, strewing them on the dining table where I can love their perfection for a day or two before they crisp and shrivel.
My Autumn wreath is currently on the dining table next to the pile of drying-up cherry leaves. It is looking A-maaaaaa-zing I have to say. I have made everything now, and pinned it all in place.
Lots and lots and lots of hooky, and lots and lots and lots of pins. The wreath is well and truly smothered. I was just about to start stitching it all in place this afternoon, when I had this madly BriLliAnT idea. So I dashed out of the house, down the road to the shops and purchased a large sheet of blue-grey card. The light wasn't good enough this afternoon to do it, but tomorrow morning I'm going to do a rather ridiculous (but BriLliAnT) thing and unpin the whole lot.
Yeah.......I know. CrAzy. But listen....I have this idea to lay every single bit of crochet out on the piece of card to photograph it all together, it'll look soooooo great!!! It'll be a fantastic record of my wreath making process, a visual catalogue of it all. I am hugely excited about doing this, almost as excited about the photographing as I am about finishing my wreath and finally hanging it on the wall. Almost.
I can't wait to share it all with you. The sharing process is also rather ridiculously BriLliAnT.