Saturday, May 31, 2014

May 31: Farewell Autumn 2014, you have been…

What an Autumn it has been.

Warm and sunny and lovely.

Climate change is here to see and really, as a city slicker who hates the freezing cold of winter I have enjoyed every sunny afternoon.

We have some old roses that we prune around this time of year - but not this year, they are still flowering and providing beautiful smelling blooms for the house.

These blooms would usually be long gone.

Autumn really is the month of natural beauty isn't it.

Spring may have its blooms, but autumn is where the fun is.

Autumn brings crunchy leaves, the relief of 45 degree days and bushfires that we had in the summer and still no freaking biting wind that we will be getting with the start of winter.

There was a sad moment this Autumn when I dusted off my favourite puffer coat and gave it a wash in the front loader. Don't do this if you have a down-filled puffer, it was straight to puffy heaven for that one. (You can dry them in the dryer with a tennis ball to try and get them back into shape though) I am now on the look out for a new one which, once purchased I will wear every day for the next 90 days of winter.

Autumn 2014 you have been pretty perfect.


  1. We've had such hot days here, like 28 etc for the past week! There was a cold snap awhile back but it's hard to believe that we're about to have winter! Although today it's raining, cold and miserable, and it's fantastic for a lazy Saturday at home with the kids :) Thanks for an entire month of blogging Claire, and without you I would not have been contact to do the Schkinny maninny detox which I need more than I care to admit! Em xx

  2. Thanks, Claire! We made it - but it never would have happened without you! The first time I clicked over to your blog was the first of the month but I'll be dropping by regularly from now own. Looking forward to reading more about your adventures :)

  3. Beautiful photos and bad luck about the puffer coat. Lucky you hadn't really needed it til now. I want to say a huge thank you for organising this challenge, thinking up all the prompts and taking the time to read and comment on so many of the participant's blogs (I'm sure you'll have time to look for a new coat now that we're done!). Congratulations. I've had a ripper Autumn and I can thank this blogging challenge for a lot of the fun and lessons. :)

  4. Great looking roses! I too will add my thanks Clairey to you for hosting the challenge! It definitely has been thought provoking and I have enjoyed it.

  5. Stunning roses and yes Autumn has seen sensational weather. I am looking forward to winter , change is nice.

  6. Autumn is my favourite. I wish it was longer than a month though! ;)


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