Autumn is my favourite season. I love the sense of settling down and getting cozy you get as the days get shorter and the path of the sun becomes lower in the sky. This year, though, we've had fewer of those gentle, sunny days. It's just been downright cold, which is not so fun. Sunday was lovely though, and I'd like to share some little visual highlights of my day.
In the morning I enjoyed a walk, solo (yay!) into town to meet the lovely Jane at The Market. We browsed, oohed and aahed, drank coffee and talked about blogs... And we discovered that we love opposing colours and styles. I've always wondered who buys all the blue, cool shades of things. Well, now I know - Jane does. I'm drawn to autumnal colours - reds, oranges, and vicariously through Doots - yellows. But also greens, browns, greys, but rarely the blues or violets.
Do you like my little lighthouse bag? (I don't have any details for the maker - her name was Giggling Gertie - if anyone knows, please let me know!) I fell in love, there was no way I could leave it behind. And when I remarked that I loved the way the motif sat off-centre, just so, Jane said that she really would prefer it if it were centred. Wow. I couldn't believe it. I've been thinking about that ever since. I don't really know why!
And we now have a family wheat bag cat. Cute, no? He's from Lottie Cordelia. And a well-timed purchase he was. Doots has been cuddling this little guy overnight night - she has a dreadful cold.
Later, a walk to the park was in order. Here's Oesch rounding up his 'favourites' (a plastic digger and mixer that Nanna gave him a while ago) for the journey.
Nothing like swinging in the sun, with your digger.
I can't decide what to do with Oesch's hair. Do I leave it? Get it cut? I'm thinking... if I get it cut will the curls go away? Are they just a baby thing? Whatever they are, they're so cute I could eat them.
And as for Doots' hair, it's slowly growing back after her little DIY hairstyle moment last November. Maybe only one hair cut to go before it is consolidated. I noticed when her school photos came home the photographer had thoughtfully turned her head slightly show her 'good hair' side.
Here's Oesch with the digger on the way home.
The digger and mixer now have names - Purpose and Enthusiasm. Stephen took this comment, from me to the children, and ran with it, Dad joke style...
Me - come on guys, do you think you could walk with purpose and enthusiasm please?
They were taking forever, smelling the roses, you know what little ones are like, and I really just wanted to get home to finish making the curtains I've been working on. Anyway, these little vehicles now have weird names.
Ah, sweet sunshine. How we love you when you're not around as much as you should be.
You make us happy, and warm.
Even water running along a gutter warrants investigation if the sun's shining.
May a little sun shine on you this week.