Saturday, October 1, 2011

Autumn musings

The sun is shining brightly, the leaves are a kaleidescope of colours...and I am reminded why I love autumn.
The fast, exciting pace of summer has slowed down to a leisurely stroll...
It can't get much better than this.

This time of year, I like to start new--craft projects, cooking ideas, decorating.  I begin to take stock of what needs to be done *inside*, not just the house, but within me.  I've begun to tackle my impossibly long list of homemade gifts for Christmas.  A couple of cozy afghans need to be  finished (they were supposed to be gifts the year before last).  A pile of cross stitch projects are waiting to be framed.
Before I hunker down, I need to give the house a thorough cleaning.  Fling the windows open wide, and let in the glorious, crisp air.

I've begun to write, again.  I set aside a few moments each day to reflect and jot down notes.  I let my mind wander, memories to form, but I don't force it.  I write according to my mood.  My emotions rule my pen.
I wish I were more disciplined, but then...I wouldn't have time to explore other creative endeavours.
So I allow myself this "flaw".
Nature is far from perfect, but it's in the anomoly that beauty is found.

I give myself permission to be imperfect.


  1. Thank you blog visit kind words :)
    Be a visitor another time .
    I like it very much the autumn the cavalcade of a wonderful colour .
    The nature in autumn, embellishes before he goes to rest .
    My loving greeting Marika

  2. .... and I bet your are smiling in contentment! Not having to be perfect has that effect.

  3. I agree fall is my favorite season!


  4. Thanks so much for visiting! Love this "Nature is far from perfect, but it's in the anomoly that beauty is found"


  5. This time of year, my favorite, is the perfect time to do all of the things you mention. I love to nest, and cook, and sip a good hot cup of tea!

  6. What a lovely post, this is my favorite time of the year. I am a new follower. You came to visit awhile ag, sorry it took me a bit to come by.
    Have a good week,

  7. How poignant! "I give myself permission to be imperfect." I need to remember that OFTEN.

    Beautiful writing. You NEED to write more, but I understand the pressing need of all the other things on your/our to-do lists.

    Thanks for being one of my newest followers and entering my giveaway! I'll draw the winner tomorrow around this time, so stay tuned!

  8. Thanks for stopping by today. Beautiful post.