Posted on September 30, 2015

Autumn Inspirations

I’ve been so absorbed in the arrival of autumn that I haven’t been able to write about it yet. But then today…

Misty Autumn Morning

Autumn is like a second ‘new year’ because it is a huge season of change and renewal, as well as a slow wind-down into the hibernation of winter.

The days have been surprisingly glorious and dry, such warmth beaming down from the sun and the nights ushered in by tempestuous sunsets in a cacophony of colours, mists hanging low above the ground.

Autumn Sunset

Leaves are falling in the park and it’s time to harvest little crops planted in spring.

I want to wear darker, richer colours and cosy layers and start knitting again and collect beautiful leaves.

I’m drawn to headier scents like Chanel’s Coco Noir and Hermes’ Eau des Marveilles (described: “from surprise to magic and from magic to enchantment, Eau des Merveilles wraps us around its finger on a cloud of fancy…”), the liquid is a satisfying deep orange flecked with gold.

And of course I’m wearing the beanie hat my Mum knitted for me, everywhere, and I’ve gone brunette and I’ve been wearing my new leather skirt and my wool cape and boots (I didn’t really stop wearing boots).


The sun reflecting through a wrought-iron gate spoke to me on a wander down my favourite, secret street in Glasgow, and I couldn’t resist photographing these dead poppy heads that must be bursting with seeds.

Poppy-seed-heads in autumn

Soon it will be Halloween and Guy Fawkes; time for treacle and treachery and treason.

Autumn has so much to offer, don’t you think?

What are your autumn inspirations?

Bike in the (autumn) sunshine

Let’s cycle away into the magic of it and never look back until Spring!


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  • Reply Julia September 30, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Ah! Love the dedication and words your using. I hate winter so autumn is usually a season of me being angry about looming wintertime but I try to be jolly and enjoy it! The poppy heads were so cool and I do love the fresh air, the sound of leaves underfoot and the colours. A nice reminder (to me) not to be such a scrooge ;)
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    • Reply daintydora September 30, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks Julia – sorry you are struggling while I am rejoicing! I am definitely not so keen on winter so I hear you on that, but then those cosy nights of crafting and creativity are calling and that makes it not so bad (hopefully!) And crunchy leaves. I can’t go anywhere right now without stopping to pick up leaves :D xx

  • Reply Emily@squiggleandswirl October 6, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Finally made some time to visit your lovely blog and of course I’m not disappointed I have. What rich descriptions you give, and beautiful images. We are entering Spring which I love! Although seem to have jumped ahead to summer temperatures and I even jumped into the ocean the other day ( it was icy, but so clear and a wonderful aqua colour. Enjoy your boot wearing and crafty evenings. xx

    • Reply daintydora October 6, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      Aw thank you so much Emily! I have been a little neglectful of this space the last while, but I couldn’t resist a post about autumn. Jumping into a beautiful clear sea sounds divine though – I want to hear more about that! Thanks for stopping by and I hope things are getting back to normal for you xx

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