I've been on a bit of a mission to tidy up this week, putting stuff away and sorting paperwork.
I think as the garden becomes cold and damp it feels more important to create a calm space to shelter in. Our indoor living space feels the pressure of so many adults using it. It's not toys I do battle with these days but shoes, coats, tech, and never ending laundry.
An Autumn clean, tidy and declutter seems essential for my sanity.
Yesterday I took the afternoon off and went for a walk though...another sanity essential.
It was a dull day but the seasonal colour is getting really good this week.
I couldn't stop picking up leaves.
This scene was all green a couple of weeks ago.
Now there are fabulous shades of plum
Along with the golds and oranges
When I got home I had a little play with all the leaves I had collected. How lovely are these shades and shapes?
The autumn scenes and leaf colours inspired me to get my yarn pegs out.
I'm still experimenting with colour combinations and thinking about what project I want to use them for, but it's great to feel inspired.
I also collected some dried grasses and seed heads while I was out. I love this simple arrangement on my mantel.
It balances well with the houseplant on the other end.
I made this mosaic for inspiration. It's a joy to capture this moment, when so many leaves are fading into a rainbow of beauty and the berries shine.
I do hope you lovelies manage to get outdoors and make the most of Autumn (or Spring) this week.