Monday, October 31, 2016

Old Autumn

“I saw old Autumn in the misty morn
Stand shadowless like silence, listening
To silence, for no lonely bird would sing
Into his hollow ear from woods forlorn,
Nor lowly hedge nor solitary thorn; --

Shaking his languid locks all dewy bright
With tangled gossamer that fell by night,
Pearling his coronet of golden corn.” 

~Thomas Hood
I've seen him too in the misty morn. He was by the hawthorn tree, talking with a magpie. Around his waist twisted a belt of old mans beard to keep his coat of leaves from falling too soon. His coronet was not of corn,  but moss and toadstool, lichen and crab apple and his old beard was woven with thistle down, sticky burrs and seeds like an old vixens tail. Around his neck strung conkers and acorns, and his eyes were ancient amber...

I thought I'd stop by and share a little more of Autumn with you before it's slipped by once more. After a misty start the sun is shining gloriously here and the sky is blue as a robins egg. 
There are a few more of the homemade cards appearing in the shop as I make them in spare moments while paint is drying. Some are old repeat design, others images that have yet to appear as cards.
I'm busy creating some wooden pieces for my next shop update (yet to be confirmed)  Will probably be the end of November? In the meantime, enjoy this last day of October how ever which way you celebrate. Happy Halloween, All Hallows Eve  and Samhain blessings.  ;) x


  1. Your photos are beautiful! Happy Samhain to you.

  2. we need wonderful posts like this as we descend into the dark of winter.

  3. Such a lovely blog, thank you. A Hedgehog visited my garden early this morning and he let me stroke his nose which was also a little bit of Autumn magic.

  4. Utterly beautiful in writing and images - I feel quite touched

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  6. The Jennifer before me said it best...this was somehow strangely touching. Thank you for your lovely blog. It's a gift.

  7. Its been a beautiful Autumn here too. I am trying to make the most of the colourful leaves and last of the suns warmth before winter :)


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