Monday 6 October 2014

Inspiration: Autumn

I'm aware that we're almost halfway through autumn but I feel like this year autumn comes slow. I don't know if it's because it was 22C yesterday or because the leaves didn't even started to fall properly yet. Either way, seeing these beautiful autumn inspired photos and illustrations makes me wish it was more autumn-y here as well. For most maybe October is about Halloween, spooky stuff and pumpkins but I'm simple. I'm not going to picnics with a backpack. I'm not picking apples or spend time in the woods. For me it is walking in the rain, trying to hold my umbrella still, earthly tones, stomping on fallen leaves like a child, drinking a lot of black coffee, reading in bed while listening to wind or listening to some old rock songs, early nights, wearing loafers and big cardigans,  buying way too many books, reading vampire stories, smell of rain, earth, cinnamon, warm. Autumn is my favourite season and probably it's not just because my birthday is in October, or it's raining, or it's cool but not freezing, or the light is perfect. It's because there is a feeling of a fresh start in the air. Even after graduating it feels like it's school season and you're about to learn something new about life. Sor for this year, I want to learn something new from the start, maybe attend a course. I'm bad with resolutions but I want to bake the perfect apple pie, knit a new red pillow case, take a lot of photos and restart writing (NaNoWriMo is coming). I want that feeling to last.

Oh and all photos/illustrations are linked to their sources.

Fall 2013
hazy kind of day
autumn: to-do list
Autumn Carvings
hazy kind of day
Mountain picnic


  1. That first picture makes me want to go on a picnic. Unfortunately, it's raining here, and though it feels like autumn in the mornings and evenings, it's still getting up to 75F during the day, so not quite chilly enough for sweaters and boots. Yet. I'm sure in December and January I won't mind that the mild weather lasted so long, though!

    1. Aah, what would I give to have some rain around here. And funnily enough I want to point out that the first photo (which is mine) is from St Stephen's Green, Dublin last November and I was just reading your last post about Dublin. (Silly little coincidences)