After having had something that feels like an "endless" amount of grey and rainy days lately the sun was (finally) greeting me when i pulled away the bedroom curtains today. It was up (much) earlier than me and more than ready to make me happy and refreshed by it's precense as soon as i started my day...*smiling...
After having a (late) breakfast i am heading out in our garden to do some slow and easy work there. Getting rid of the evidence of a long ago faded summer. One of the flowers that we have in our garden, and that i am especially found of, are the one in the picture straight above (taken this summer): Astrantia Major. When they are in bloom i often bring some of them inside too because they look so pretty in a vase. Last year i also put a few of them in a flower press and they looked very pretty that way too.
And a few autumn related loves...*smiling
-The lovely and talented Suzie has just put two new teas in her shop, perfect for this time of year: the Immune system herbal tea (looks so pretty too) and the Cough and Cold herbal tea.
-The change of seasons always makes my sensitive and reactive skin "act up" even more (the change from autumn to winter is in my case the worst period). And having a good and moisturising lip balm is also essential for me this time of year: The Pangea's Italian red mandarine with rose lip balm is just as lovely as it sounds.
-Reading is one of my favourite "activities" and i find it especially cozy in the autumn and winter time with it's shorter and darker days. At the moment i am reading several things: translated poetry of Olav H. Hauge through the book Leaf-Huts and Snow Houses, the inspirational and highly useful writings of Brenè Brown and the novel The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. Three completely different ones but ALL to my likings.
-And not to mention knitting! I have been such a "good girl" using from my stash and actualy also unraveling knitted things that i turned out to not like after all ....*smiling. Speaking of this, linking with to Felicia's Stash Less/Why we stash blog post. I always enjoy her posts so much!