The Simple Pleasures of Autumn
As the leaves change to shades of red, orange, and gold, and the air becomes crisp and cool, there’s a certain magic that envelops our world. Autumn brings with it a sense of coziness, warmth, and a chance to finally slow down and appreciate life’s little moments. I’ve gathered some of my favourite autumn delights to share with you. My hope is that by documenting them, we can all be conscious of appreciating this cherished, and all to short, fall season.
These cool & dark evenings are an invitation to cozy up. They tempt us ever so slyly to put aside the chores and indulge in the stillness of the night. Whether you’re letting your mind wander deeply into the pages of a good book or catching up on a forgotten show, these relaxing early nights are a welcomed gift after a busy summer.
Green striped throw blanket $39.99
As the leaves descend and begin to dry, they carpet the ground with the most magnificent earthy smell. When walking in the woods, or raking the lawn, this old familiar scent ignites a feeling of appreciation for the seasons. While inside, we create our own autumn scents with the help of candles and essential oils. The shift to fresh baked apple pie, cranberries and cinnamon, or balsam fir brings anticipation for the season to come!
Gifts from Nature
Spring and summer bring gifts of brightly coloured budding florals, while fall produces deep hues of drying foliage. Both are a welcomed delight. I am so happy to live in a location that experiences the beauty of all four seasons. My kids especially love playing outside in the fall and gathering treasures from the yard. Whether it's a scavenger hunt or a crafting mission, nature provides the most whimsical findings. Our recent obsession of crafting acorn characters was inspired from the works of artist David Bird. These creations transform everyday items into something so magical, we can’t get enough!
Fall brings with it, an entirely new flavour palette. The food in the fall is savory and rich. This is the season that bring with it delicious one pot dishes like stew, chili, and beef bourguignon! Soups that simmer for hours or creamy pasta bakes. The flavours of which meld in the pot and warm the soul. If you're looking for a new dish to add to your recipe book, this creamy butternut squash pasta was super tasty!
Farfalle pasta $3.49 | Butternut squash $3.00
Autumn offers a unique charm that is hard to resist. It invites us to slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. As the trees shed what is no longer needed, may we all follow suit and prepare for a season of introspection and rest.