Autumn has arrived overnight here (2 days after I took this photo actually). I would be lying if I said I liked the seasons doing this, I prefer the slow easing approach with plenty of warning and time to prepare, if only mentally. This year, I blinked and it was here. I think I'm still in shock!
What it has done is make me consider what Autumn means to me. I feel this, more than Christmas, is the end of my year. Life begins to wind down and I take stock of what I have achieved (or not) and plan my goals and projects for the next year.
This is also the time we spend time with family & friends. And this year saw my brother marry my delightful (now, finally) Sister in Law. Freya and Mark are staying so it really is a time for friends and lots of really good food. Add to this a full moon on Freya's birthday and the Autumn Equinox this weekend, and it is promising to be an interesting week.