As the autumn mist moves up over the gullies and rolls along the hill-sides I shiver and hustle to start the fire, at 5am in the morning writing is the last thing on my mind. Winter will soon be upon us. A sobering thought; heavy coats, home-made beanies, knee-high bed socks and a warm pumpkin soup sprinkled with parmesan cheese are the order of the day. I will change my writing place and move in by the fire in our lounge room as my hands freeze solid and my circulation fails me.
Upon that cold autumn morning captivated is the word I would use to describe the feeling when the sun eventually streamed through the fog, leaving minute images of divine beauty.
Who would have thought, cow hair on the barbed wire fence could be so appealing. My camera in hand I took a walk up the hill, puffing and snorting steam and feeling the bite of a heavy frost still fresh in the air, the change in seasons brings with it a new perspective. The multi-coloured trees and deep green paddocks are a welcome sight. My favourite due drop art is from my least favourite arachnid (prefer them to live outside). A spider’s web is a golden moment on a dewy morn, even as a child I enjoyed discovering freshly made spider webs brought to life with a sparkle of moisture.
TIME to MULTIPLY the BODY of WORK
The change of seasons is also a good excuse to breathe new life into my world of writing, I see things differently; feel and smell the earth in all its richness, a depth of the senses that only the colder months can bring. It is time to start new lists, prioritize and see where I am heading with my visions. It is time to move forward set new goals and buckle down to write. Along the way I will enjoy the scenery, walks on the beach finding shells, laugh with my children on a star filled night when we light the fire buckets and sit around telling stories; draw pictures in the air with sparklers and dance in the dark with glow sticks.
What are you planning for the change of seasons, many of you are heading into spring, fresh scented flowers, the seaside, light clothing, outdoor barbecues and sunshine please share your thoughts with me.
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