Golden Skies

Breathe it in: Autumn has arrived.

Such excitement in my heart to be stepping into the warm embrace of Autumn. Wood smoke in the air, dark evenings and chilly mornings. We seem to have been gifted with almost perfect weather this last week. From the afternoon thunder storm which gave us golden skies and an excuse to light the fire to the endless blue skied afternoons perfect for long walks – I have loved every minute.

We’ve been out walking around the village, finding treasures and spotting changes. The biggest, juiciest blackberries to be found grow over a nettle patch. And you know I waded into the nettles to satisfy our hunger for the last of these beauties.

Seasonal food returning to our table. I have been busy making batches of our favourite spicy butternut squash soup with the sweet new squashes. Betsy* has given it her seal of approval and I see our friends at Sisters Guild are planning to serve some up today.

This morning dawned crisp and bright. Frosty breath, low sun and vapor trails criss-crossing the blue sky. Reminiscent of the school hymn engraved on my memory.

Excited whisperings of a new arrival in the village. Born just hours before and raising squeals of happiness as the news spread around the playground.

What a day. Full of hope and joy in our hearts and reflected in the world around us. Wishing you all a beautiful equinox and fruitful harvest.

*I know you are eager to hear about Betsy and her baby led weaning. I have something in the pipeline I hope to share soon. Kat xoxo

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  • Reply Mumsnet Blog Network (@MumsnetBloggers) September 23, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    @thatkat ooh, great photos

    • Reply Kat October 9, 2011 at 2:09 pm

      thank you!

  • Reply Super Kat (@thatkat) (@thatkat) September 23, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Latest at Housewife: Golden Skies – Breathe it in: Autumn has arrived. Such excitement in my heart to be stepping in…

  • Reply Solveig September 23, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Betsy is such a pretty baby.

    Neither of my children will eat butternut squash – not even when they were babies. Very odd, I think – it’s delicious.

    • Reply Kat October 9, 2011 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you! I didn’t eat squash until I was an adult, I am sure I’d have rejected it out of hand as a child.

  • Reply Jen September 23, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    “the silk inside a chestnut shell…” – thanks for your post, I’d forgotten to sing that so far this year! And now I can’t stop humming it! Great photos, too.

    • Reply Kat October 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm

      I found some sweet chestnuts the other day and introduced the children to their hidden silk.

  • Reply MyFamilyClub (@myfamilyclub) September 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    @thatkat: Latest at Housewife: Golden Skies – << beautiful photography. Love the use of seasonal food too

    • Reply Kat October 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm

      Thank you.

  • Reply Bryony September 25, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Beautiful pictures, as always! I’m totally over-excited about autumn this year. It seems to be an extra-special one! And I just love that feeling of holding the first shiny conker in your hand.

    • Reply Kat October 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      So glad Autumn is back, have been out for long walks and frolics galore.

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