Time of dry leaves, strolls and chestnuts

vickylass By vickylass, 13th Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Crave not for Autumn and Winter to pass fast, because every season has its charm and joys worth enjoying.

Time of dry leaves, strolls and chestnuts

I was waiting for the bus. The park across the road showed already very autumnal, although, I thought it was an early Autumn, because it was way too warm, but it'd been a dry Summer and the leaves started to show their autumnal hues.
It's still warm enough during the day, but at night and in the early mornings it's already cool.
The days have obviously shortened.
A new Autumn is ahead from us. It's this time of the year to put on a light jacket whether in the morning or late in the evening when one goes out to stroll.
It's time to indulge in uplifting strolls in the parks or in the countryside. It's this time of the year when there's a special light everywhere and it's worth enjoying till it lets way to dark days of late autumn and Winter.
In green grocery shops, they already display the autumnal fruit and vegetables and a myriad of pomegranates, chestnuts, sweet potatoes, figs, nuts or grapes show themselves appealing to the shopper's eye.
It's time to organize an evening with friends to roast chestnuts and sweet potatoes in the oven. These evenings will be a continuation of the summery ones that we had but in the living room or, perhaps, in the back garden or patio.
Time for children to go back to school and time of cosy evenings engrossed in good books.
Yesterday, I thought that it's already time to make a big casserole with a choice of meat and vegetables, potatoes and chick peas. While it boils, it spreads a delicious and appetizing smell. These type of broths are handy as if made big enough one will have food for a couple of days and the leftovers will be used to make a platter of fritters. They really go a long way.Should anyone suffer from autumnal blues, I recommend to organize one of these evenings roasting chestnuts and sweet potaotes to share them with friends or neighbours once in a while. One can also add up a plate of fig and a choice of nuts.
Enjoy Autumn and Winter as much as you enjoyed Summer and crave not for it to pass soon, because every season has its joys worth discovering and enjoying.

(C} Copyright. Vicky Pino. September 13th 2014.


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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
14th Sep 2014 (#)

A wonderful time of the year Vicky. Lots of materiel for photographers!

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