Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Is your sweater on?

"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
Oh, Autumn! You are here and I am happy. The days have arrived with warm, dense coffee in the morning, leaves turning slowly golden with traces of red, chilled winds, early sunsets with golden rays, days cool enough to wear pumpkin-coloured sweaters, everything appearing in hues of warm colours, and late nights by the fire all wrapped in a blanket reading divine books.
"September days are here: with Summer's best of weather and Autumn's best of cheer."
-Helen Hunt Jackson
"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn."
-Elizabeth Lawrence
"Of yellow leaves and gossamer, in Autumns that there were. With morning mist and silver sun and wind upon my hair."
-J.R.R. Tolkien
With Autumn's coming I always have this passion for The Lake District. 
It's odd but...Paris is forever "my city" and I've never even been. But, when Autumn comes, though Paris is still filling my heart, The Lake District and Cornwall always draw me. I haven't the foggiest idea why but it always happens. I think it might be those overcast days you see with traces of sunshine and the mountains and the trees and the sea and the cosy cottages with thatched roofs and ducks running about the yard.
"The magic of autumn has seized the countryside; now that the sun isn't ripening anything it shines for the sake of the golden age."
-Elizabeth Coatsworth
"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with
inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don't bother concealing your thievery-celebrate if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: 'It's not where you take things from-it's where you take things to.' "
-Jim Jarmusch

I'm off to Chicago for the weekend with brilliant friends and we're taking a train there which shall be lovely.
Happy Autumn, darlings!
May your days be sunny and your sweaters warm and your fires cosy. 
Tuney Potter


  1. A simply whimsical and instantly charming post, Rachel!
    I LOVE autumn baking...the brisk air is so refreshing. Your are an artist of words- your descriptions are enchanting! And your photos are simply splendid.
    I truly look forward to reading your posts! Your blog just emanates pure splendor! :)

    Cheers to a magical new season,

  2. You always have the loveliest posts darling :) That Jim Jarmusch quote is one of my favourites!

    - Olivia xx

  3. pretty group of photos

  4. aw girl, love the photos. and love that quote by jim jarmusch. might steal it :)

  5. So lovely. I love the Elizabeth Coatsworth quote. Ah, yes the lake district! I have been in the mood to watch Miss Potter all week!