June 22nd, 2017

Autumn leaves


Do you not enjoy summer as much as you feel you ought to? You are not alone. I’ve just finished The Shell Seekers, a lovely fat read. That book is full of glorious summer days but does include these lines from Autumn Journal by Louis MacNeice:
September has come, it is hers
Whose vitality leaps in the autumn,
Whose nature prefers
Trees without leaves and a fire in the fireplace.

In her latest newsletter Countess Ablaze (knitting and classics!) writes:
‘Sitting outdoors with a glass of your favourite tipple with the birdsong in your ear as the sun blazing down (sic). Maybe that is your ideal summer's day.

Mine is sat on the floor of a cold shower waiting for summer to go away. Bring on autumn so I can wear those knitted socks that I've strategically knocked up ready.’

Summer or autumn for you?