An Ode to Autumn
With the colours in the shop today and the fact I have been working on a new look book entitled 'Bountiful hedgerow' I feel inspired to share one of my favourite poems, a Keats classic describing the beauty of Autumn.
It truly is my favourite season, you can keep your zingy, zesty Spring bulbs and your fat, round sweet-smelling peonies - Autumn is the Season for me. The golden grasses, the soft silky seed heads and the colour, oh my the colour! From the changing leaves on the Horse chestnut tree on my lane to the chrysanths in every shade of russet through yellow to red, the colours are exquisite. It's as if nature is throwing every last morsel of beauty she has at us. She is saying, 'Take this, this will remind you of what I can do, this will keep you going until Spring, take this and do not forget me'.
Personally it is also the first chance I have had after an exceptionally busy wedding season to reflect on what has been achieved. So many beautiful weddings and events, so many individually designed florals-all delicious.
It is the opportunity to curl up in front of the fire with the family and spend time reconnecting with those who have come second to so many weddings over the last few months and without whose continued support and understanding I couldn't continue to do this 'job' I love. Finally it is a chance to recharge the batteries before a busy Christmas season and more wedding planning.
I shall leave you with the poem which I feel best sums this up! Enjoy...