Saturday, October 1, 2011

Welcome Autumn

The English gardener who created this bonneted charmer with golden curls, not only displayed their creativity but a sense of humour as well when they left this transformed sunflower growing in the garden to greet passers-by.

The colder weather that arrived with October confirms that autumn is indeed here. The season heralds the start of all that October brings - gourds and pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and textures; harvest fairs in the countryside; and the sensory overload that is to come, first hinted at with the turning of foliage. The smell of fires crackling in the fireplace and dried leaves underfoot, the sight and sounds of honking geese flying in formation overhead, the taste and scent of ginger and cinnamon that seems to find its way into autumn recipes. All these and more add up to this wonderfully evocative season we call autumn.

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