Growing up in Sydney there is really more like two seasons than four, the differences between seasons are not so acute. Then when I moved to the northern hemisphere I found autumn a depressing time of year. It marked the end of summer and all around me all I could see was decaying, sodden leaves covering damp pathways. It was really hard to adjust to the seemingly sudden loss of daylight too.
Autumn is growing on me though. Now I don’t focus on the death of summer but instead I see the amazing transformation in the parks and gardens around me. I get joy from watching my children run about collecting shiny conkers, pine cones and leaves, mimicking the squirrels collecting their stores for the winter ahead.
I am falling in love too with the mystical side of autumn – the amazing pale light, incredible sunrises and sunsets and thick, wet fogs. I doubt autumn will ever be my favourite season but I now appreciate it’s place in the cycle and enjoy what it has to offer. Also it means I get to spend more time inside wrapped up cozy and warm and that’s never a bad thing!
Plenty more Autumnal shots in The Gallery this week.
Go have a look at some more.