Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Autumn Senses




Five autumn sights...
The frosted bracken turning the hillside to rust... Dew-highlighted spiderwebs... Drifts of leaves by the outhouses... A store cupboard filled with jam, jelly, chutney & preserves... A fur of frost on the gate in the morning...
Five autumn smells...
Woodsmoke on the breeze... A bowl of fragrant quinces... Jacket potatoes baking in the oven... The resinous odour of stacked firewood... The mustiness of decaying leaves...
Five autumn sounds...
The tawny owl quavering at dusk... The patter of falling leaves... The sounds of the valley muffled by fog... The staccato chopping of firewood... Distant fireworks on Guy Fawkes' Night...
Five autumn tastes...
Homemade apple and cinnamon pie... Porridge with golden syrup for breakfast... A warming bowl of leek & potato soup... Hot buttered toast & cocoa by the fire... The melancholy sweetness of the last autumn raspberries & blackberries...
Five autumn sensations...
The reassuring thickness of a favourite woollen jumper... The crisp juiciness of an apple straight from the tree... A chill in the breeze even on a sunny day... Scratched hands from picking sloes for sloe gin... The soft fur of a warm lap-cat...

4 comments:

willow said...

I like this post, autumn is a lovely time. My favourites from your list are the favourite woollen jumper and the leek and potato soup.

dragonfly said...

Wonderful! I've been inspired and added my own onto my blogg.Many thanks. Dragonfly

Rowan said...

I really enjoyed reading all these favourite autumn things, like dragonfly I'd like to use the idea on my own blog.

Moonroot said...

Thanks willow, dragonfly and rowan. Wow - have I started a meme???