Loving....the sound of the wind in the pine trees.
There are a dozen very tall pine trees going down the hill which we walk past every day, and I just love to stand underneath them and tune into the sound of their branches. On super-windy days, I can hear their noise all the way here in the Attic. It's oddly comforting and touches a very distant but familiar nostalgic childhood memory which I can't quite place.
Loving...the collection of pine cones I gathered in the Summer from the aforementioned tall trees which have sparked a creative idea this week.
I'm sooooooooooooooooo excited about it and can't wait to give it a go, but am waiting for supplies to arrive in the post. Tomorrow maybe the postman will bring me an envelope and I can get busy (fingers and toes crossed!)
Loving...swooshing through piles of freshly fallen cherry tree leaves on the school run.
They are almost all down now, just a few left on the branches waving like colourful flags. The colours of them are sensational and perfectly Autumnal, all glowing ambers, yellows, oranges and reds.
Loving... cosy fireside crochet.
Oh how I'm LOViNg this!!!! I sat beside the fire on Sunday afternoon and worked a few rows on my Cosy Stripe blanket, such a beautiful aspect to these cold November days spent hunkering down at home.
Loving...the very last few blooms from my back yard, for I feel sure there really won't be any more now.
I snipped just four beautiful flowers this morning, not quite a posy but they look perfect on my bathroom windowsill in an old glass bottle.
Loving...the start of Hyacinth Season - YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I cannot tell you how happy I am each year when the first pots of hyacinth bulbs appear in the supermarket mid November. It's become something of a personal tradition of mine (every year since 2008), when the first pot comes home and my old Cornishware bowls are pressed into action.
Oh, the waiting for these buds to grow and bloom is so, so sweet! I've gone for pink flowers to start the season off, I just cannot wait for that colour and that scent.
Loving...the setting sun.
Our days are so short now in November that we get to see the setting sun on the walk home from school at 3.40pm. It lights up the boats and bounces across the water making everything glow. In general, I find the low light levels, heavy clouds and long hours of darkness a bit hard going at this time of year, so I really appreciate the sunlight when we get it.
Hoping you're all having a good week and finding some simple things to lift your spirits and brighten your days. Stay happy!