Seasonal Influences

berries spotted on an October walk

Are you influenced by the colours of nature? Do you make subtle changes to your wardrobe according to the season? Autumn is my favourite time of year! I love pumpkin lattes, all things caramel, scented candles, cranberry coloured cozy throws and dried flowers. My home reflects my
seasonal preference.

I wore my Eileen Fisher tunic to work this morning.

I recently read that introverts often prefer autumn. I love reading, listening to music, and snuggling with one of those throws. I don't have a fireplace but a glowing  candle is second best.

a time of transformation and letting go
I am an accessories woman. I am not dressed without a scarf and earrings. My choice of accessories is definitely seasonal. My tunic will become festive with a rhinestone brooch in the winter but right now is a time of cranberries and seed pods.

my favourite seed pod earrings and scarf

I've worked two half days this week. I really enjoy half day assignments which are not so popular with younger folk who prefer a whole days' wages.  

The rain has started signalling the end of our beautiful October. I'll try to walk in all weathers.
Or else the treadmill...I live next door to a community centre and I have access to an indoor swimming pool in my recreation complex. It's time to begin a new program. 

seeds for next year

Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love — that makes life and nature harmonize. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one’s very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a pefect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot, letter to Miss Lewis, 1st October 1841


  1. Thanks for that link. I haven't read it yet, but will. I've always loved autumn. Often summer has been my least liked season - while I love the gardening, I don't love the heat and humidity. I think maybe summer is more an extroverted season. There's more action in summer, more exposure in our attire, etc. I prefer the solitude and wrapped up attire of autumn.

  2. The nature of autumn seems more reflective and less active. It seems to suit my temperament better.

  3. Gorgeous fall colors and clothing items.

  4. Your tunic is lovely and this introvert does love autumn the best of all! I know you are an accessories woman and I always study what accessories you choose because I am a total klutz in that department. It is amazing how closely your seedpod scarf reflects the real thing!

    1. Autumn is such a rich, cozy time! I thought that was a perfect autumn scarf.


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