Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Falling into Autumn – as Keat’s the poet wrote in ‘To Autumn’

‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core.’

Although sometimes a melancholy befalls some at this time of year when they see the passing of the summer season of brightness fade into the possibility of chill winds of winter looming on the horizon, for others they see this season as the most colourful, exciting, abundant and vivid time of the year!
Personally, I find this the most amazing time of year.  The colours take your breath away and the abundance of the harvest promises tasty dishes for the long winter months ahead.  Gone are the days when we wish it could be a little cooler.  Now is the time to go for all those long lingering walks to discover nature’s palette, pick fruit off the hedgerows and see how the colours change in the light which in itself changes by the season.
Autumn is the time of year when nature offers us all her fruitful gifts to which we give thanks.
Whilst I lived in the Middle and Far East this is what I missed so much.  The changing of the seasons, the renewed hope to look forward to the next adventure.
Talking of adventures and walks I decided to look for autumnal subjects/items for sale within the BBEST group.  The wealth of talent available along with the choices offered leaves me speechless!  Take a look at some of the examples I found:
Butterscotch Flower Earrings by ZudaGay
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Bring the warmth of this colour to match your autumn wardrobe.
Autumn Leaf Original Photograph by BethPeardonProds
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‘This leaf looked lonely but also reminded me that fall is here'.’
Caramel Apple Candle by Aromafields
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Apples are always associated with this time of year and these would be scrumptious, if they were to be eaten!
Maple Leaf Magnet by Chris1
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A pretty reminder of autumn to have on your fridge to keep those important notes handy!
Autumn Leaves Mandala – window cling sun catcher by ClingingImages
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Typical colours to glow in the sunlight and spread the warmth of autumn.
Pumpkin Patch Original by Pfd Original Artworks
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What a wonderful example of the abundance of the autumn harvest!
Indian Corn Matchbook Notepads by Circle in the Sand
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Such a handy item to remind us of harvests.
Bunches of Sunshine by Yankee Girl
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Some of my favourite flowers that follow the sun as it moves through the day.
Jumbo Perle Medium with fall colours by Sassalynne
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A true reflection of the variety of warm autumnal colours.
After the Harvest by HeronKate
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There is nothing quite like a freshly harvested field with the promise of an abundance of crops to take us through the next season.
Autumn Rose felted coasters by J N Originals
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Autumn being a wonderful time for long walks, the temperature cools down once the sun hides behind the watery clouds and it is time to settle down indoors with a welcome warm drink.  These coasters make it all seem so much more cosy, don’t they?
Well, my BBESTer friends, what do you think?  Above is a selection of inspired items in the autumn/fall theme.  All catching the warmth of the glow of the diminishing sunshine but still giving us a wonderful sense of wonder at how clever nature really is!

14 comments:

circleinthesand said...

Ahhhhhh, my favorite season!! I LOVE the colors of fall, perhaps even moreso, because we don't have a Fall/Autumn season here in NE Florida, so I have to be content with looking at everybody's fall creations and dreaming! Thank you for including my Indian Corn Matchbooks in the company of these wonderful BBEST'ers!!

yankeegirl said...

Wonderful feature on a wonderful time of year! Love all of the creations you included to celebrate the season. Thanks so much for including my sunflowers!!

Dayna said...

I love fall second only to the rebirth of spring. Cooler temps and the awesome display of color! Great post!

Myfanwy said...

Autumn can certainly give us some unexpected weather and happenings - but the consistency of Bbest quality is always assured. What a lovely blog post, and super items. Thanks for including that yarn, too.

heronkate said...

Autumn is my favirite season! Lovely poem and super selections here. Thanks so much for including my painting.

Ceci said...

fantastic blog post. Gave me pause to remember to enjoy this change in season. Although I fight the move from summer to fall I know the color shift will also bring great joy!

Sixsisters said...

Fall is my favorite time of year. Loved seeing all of
our teams lovely items. Thanks Pat :)

Chauncey said...

lovely post, PQ. I am so happy that autumn is right around the corner.

Judy Nolan said...

I agree with you...fall is also my favorite season. When we lived in California, we missed the changing of the seasons. Thanks for including me among the fall BBEST collection!

MagdaleneJewels said...

Great Blog and love the items you choose which really represent the beauty of Fall.

Julie G. said...

I LOVE autumn! Love the colors, so vibrant...and the cooler temps. :)) Great fall selections from our very talented Bbest artists.

ZudaGay said...

I need to live where there are four distinct seasons...although it wouldn't bother me if summer was a bit shorter. :) I love autumn and I am SO ready for it this year. I think autumn is such a gift is beautiful wrapping. Wonderful post, Pat, thank you so much for sharing and also for including my earrings.

Dena said...

Wonderful post... I love autumn here in the TN mountains. Love the cooler temps and bright colors all around us. Great selections from the BBEST team.

The Filigree Garden said...

I agree. Fall is a wonderful season with such beautiful natural colors. Very nice selections to illustrate the season.