It was one of those perfect English autumn days which occur more frequently in memory than in life…
                                               P.D. James
Yet how easy it is to miss the little things in the pursuit of a “perfect” life! An authentic life is made up of recognizing beautiful moments in an imperfect world. We must discipline ourselves to linger even for a moment on those things so they will become emblazoned in our memory like a snapshot in a tattered scrapbook.

Things I love about autumn…..

  • quiet dinners by the fire
  • reading mystery novels in darkened rooms
  • flannel sheets at the end of a long day
  • flickering candles
  • scents of cinnamon, oranges & cloves
  • pumpkins
  • roasts, potatoes and carrots
  • fluffy feather beds on a cold night
  • watching movies snuggled in soft blankets
  • cozy socks
  • pie in the oven
  • warm crackling wood stoves
  • squash with buttered brown sugar
  • chili and corn bread
  • wind blowing through leaves
  • glow of lamps through windows
  • scrabble and popcorn
  • caramel apples
  • family and friends