The clocks go back (or is it forwards?) on the 26th of October this year – it always happens on the last Sunday of October. We’ll go from British Summer Time (BST) or ‘daylight saving time’ back to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) at 1am.
For ages I couldn’t get to grips with this bi-annual time change – it’s not practiced in Trinidad where I grew up. The sudden change to dark evenings still affects me hugely even though I’ve been back living in the UK for over 25 years. But I take the rough with the smooth; the long, bright summer evenings almost make up for it!
I now mentally recite the mnemonic, “spring forward, fall back”, to remember which way to turn the hands on my watch & clocks around the house.
Spring forward, Fall back
Curated by H is for Home
Image credit: Better Homes & Gardens
Autumn colour makes it the most beautiful season of them all. You just can’t help wanting to bring some of it indoors – making displays of golden leaves, seed heads, gourds, berries, acorns and conkers.
Autumn Quilt Fall Throw Grand Finale: $239.00 USD – Etsy
The leaves are falling from the trees, the days are getting cooler, the nights are drawing in – autumn is well and truly here. This is the perfect autumn quilt for curling up in front of a roaring fire with… along with a good book and mug of Horlicks!
photo via Sunsurfer Tumblr
Autumn is well & truly here – what makes it special for me is the beautiful colour in the woods. The trees above are in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan – aren’t they stunning?!
It’s been a long time since our last Out & about post – we even missed the whole of summer!
Flower-filled fields feel a distant memory…
…the flowers gave way to autumn leaves…
For the first couple of weeks of autumn we had the best of both worlds – sunshine as well as amazing seasonal colour.
We were seeing butterflies until quite late in the year…
…but there was no doubting that summer was over, as the winter-visiting geese were beginning to arrive.
Even the autumn sunshine is now a thing of the past – it seems to have been raining non-stop for almost a month. But now we’re into December, this rain will hopefully turn to snow which will mean a magical white Christmas!