THE GLORY OF AUTUMN

Autumn has long been my favourite season of the year: the faint, warm light and the smell of mist and fire smoke evoke memories of sparkler warnings in school, toffee apples and feasting on swag bags from trick or treating. September leads from the summer with warm days, like a lingering taste of lazy days in the sunshine before the scarves and coats block out the shivers and chilly winds.

Taking a moment to gather my thoughts (natural)
Taking a moment to gather my thoughts (natural)

I took a walk with William through Mayfair, peering into the shop windows as assistants peeled off the remnants of spooky spiders and autumn leaves and replaced them with the ivy and baubles of advent. At noon on a Sunday, Mayfair’s streets were calm and quiet, the fog slowly rising but leaving a mystical, romantic haze over the opulent Victorian buildings.

Head scarf bought from Cordings, Mayfair; brooch from Portobello Road; blouse from Chester charity shop; fox fur coat from Liverpool vintage shop
Head scarf bought from Cordings, Mayfair; brooch from Portobello Road; blouse from Chester charity shop; fox fur coat from Liverpool vintage shop

Green Park was an explosion of autumnal brilliance, the sunlight peering through Buckingham Palace’s Gates and leading weekend walkers along the leaf-strewn paths.

IMG_1718

Our walk led us to Hyde Park, roller blades rattling down the boulevards, sending fallen foliage sauntering into the air to clear the path.
A peaceful day, our conversation blending with the condensation from our breath, drifting and evaporating into the clear air.

William refusing to be photographed with faux non chalance
William refusing to be photographed with faux non chalance

As we sat on the park bench, the sun fell and bathed us in a rich, gorgeous glow that reminded us to appreciate every crisp, sunny day with which we are gifted.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s