The Autumn and Winter months happen to be my most favourite of them all. I love everything about them. Waking up before it's light, wrapped in thick knitted blankets, listening to the quiet. Eating breakfast in the dark and feeling as though the rest of the world must still be asleep. The cold, crisp mornings where you can see your breath in front of your face, and still secretly pretend you're a dragon - and not in your twenties. Never getting the balance between not enough and too many layers right, but being able to change accordingly. Sunrises. Glittery frost. Hot chocolate.
All of the hot chocolate
. Watching the leaves change and fall, then squelching through their smush in clunky boots. Stepping in puddles, getting caught in a downpour and swapping wet clothes for PJs freshly toasted on the radiator. Somehow wearing pyjamas more than usual... Having lazy days indoors watching multiple movies or boxsets, soundtracked by the rain tapping on the windows. Even the chapped lips, dry skin and runny noses won't put me off.
My favourite kind of Autumnal day are those where the sun is out, but the air is cool, and there's no need for more than jeans with a thick jumper to feel comfortably warm. I can go out for a stroll, admire the bright sky and the branches, decorated with an assortment of yellows, oranges and reds, reaching up to it. This is exactly what last Saturday was like. As Luke was dog and house sitting for a family friend, we thought we would make the most of the glorious day and go for a walk!
So, who is that gorgeous pup?! That's Coco, and I would put money on her being the most beautiful dog I've ever met. She's playful and inquisitive, but has a very calm and friendly nature. I don't think she barked once during the entire walk - even when some much bigger Huskys became increasingly excited at the sight of her. Coco is like a teddy bear. She has the most adorable face and the SOFTEST fur. I still can't get over her coat. Besides it being softer than anything ever, it's an amazing chocolate colour with wisps of ginger. I wont lie, when we stopped at Sainsbury's to grab some snacks and I was waiting outside with her, I did consider taking her home there and then.
When I wasn't staring at Coco -
Look at that precious little smile.
She's so cute. I can't handle it.
- I was admiring the leaves on the trees. The array of colours and shades together was absolutely stunning.
Especially the few that have various hues on one leaf.
I've lost count of the amount of times I've looked at the first photo in this post. I just can't get over how vibrant and fun it is. It's the way nature has created a natural spectrum that gets me though; green, yellow, orange then red. And
incredible bright red; wow. The way it jumps out against the
deep orange, lime green and golden yellow really is quite something.
Luke and I totally lucked out on the day as a whole too. The forecast has been fairy unreliable recently due to the temperamental weather - also an expected trait of this time of year! Just minutes before Luke arrived and we set off on our walk, it was absolutely chucking it down. Then the clouds parted, and the sunshine stuck around until sunset...