Autumn always seems more peaceful somehow? Is it because things are winding down, giving in, getting tired, in preparation for winters first touch of icy fingers? Things shine brighter in Autumn. Berries, dew covered apples, colours of changing leaves, there is more contrast. The skies seem bluer than blue against the blood red of the hawthorn berries. Behind that peaceful exterior though is a busyness. Harvesting and storing quickly before the last of the runner beans wither, toughen and dry up. Before we hear the weatherman on our radios and televisions announce that temperatures will drop to a ground frost, while Jupiter shines in the fading years sky.
Creatures stock up and indulge in extra sunny days before the big sleep.
For some it will be their very first taste of Autumn. A first taste of blackberries and first sharp smell of cold and frost in the air.
few weeks back.
I put the finishing touches to the painting I had on the easel this week. This picture has been in my head for a long time and has waited patiently for it's turn to come out. The Starlight Hare is an acrylic painting on wood panel and is available as a print in my Etsy shop here...