Autumn Feelings

Autumn feelings. Michael McCarthy would say: The sights, sounds and smells of autumn stir the soul, but delight is mixed with melancholy"

It is the time that those endless shades of green shift softly into a palette of warm colours. Terracotta, burgundy, purple, golden yellow, bronze. Autumn has a peculiar personality of its own which is powerfully attractive. It is a time to get out and enjoy the last rays of sun which can warm your skin, to hear the crisp sound of dried leaves under our feet, to go for a walk on a foggy morning, the smoke of wood fire that drifts to our nostrils. 

 outdoor picture Allan Zepeda via  Jilly Ink  - fire pit Yanartas  Arpe Studio

outdoor picture Allan Zepeda via Jilly Ink - fire pit Yanartas Arpe Studio

Sitting on your porch, in your garden or walking in the woods: you can feel the calmness of autumn. Watching the leaves fall of the trees, can have the same effect as watching the waves of the sea during summer: it can clear your mind and bring quite contentment. Gather with friends around the bonfire.

  AK-47 Zero  Fireplace 

AK-47 Zero Fireplace 

A fire pit will add warmth and ambiance outdoors.

 image cut wood via  Pinterest  - book  The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide  - splitting axe  Terrain

image cut wood via Pinterest - book The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide - splitting axe Terrain

Autumn is the time to enjoy still the outdoors, or to start doing some things you didn't wanted to do inside of the house during the summer months. Enjoy to make or fix things yourself, or start the self-made adventure by reading the Kaufmann Mercantile Guide. Tips and tricks for the kitchen, gardening, taking care of your tools and much more. Perfect reading on a rainy Sunday.

 wood storage Wood Stacker  The Unearthed Garden

wood storage Wood Stacker The Unearthed Garden

Collecting wood and storing it for winter, outside or in the house, close to the fire place. It can be a part of the autumn decoration.

 outdoor photography via  Vogue  - image woman with wood via  Vineet Kaur  - open fire image via  Pinterest

outdoor photography via Vogue - image woman with wood via Vineet Kaur - open fire image via Pinterest

Mist, smoke and frost. Is the time to cut the wood and get it inside so you can enjoy a relaxing evening around the open fire.

 pic-nic with old VW via  Ritzy Bee Blog  - Asmund Blanket  Roros Tweed  - table setting outdoor via  Pinterest

pic-nic with old VW via Ritzy Bee Blog - Asmund Blanket Roros Tweed - table setting outdoor via Pinterest

It is the time for hiking up the mountains, biking down the streets, running on trails, jumping in rivers. And why not: a last picnic in nature or a Sunday lunch in the garden. Get out all your throws, wool blankets will keep you warm. You can enjoy the earthy taste of the mushrooms, roasted chestnuts or a cheese plate with a glass of wine.

 Image with dog via  Ralph Lauren Paint  - weekend travel bag  Farfetch

Image with dog via Ralph Lauren Paint - weekend travel bag Farfetch

It is the time of transition, to switch your outdoor time for lounging in front of the fire place. You can bring the autumn feeling quickly inside by trading out pillows. Opt for plaids with deep hues to add the autumnal vibe. Place the throws on the couch or armchair, beside keeping you warm they will create a nice ambiance. Other cozy textures to add in your home could be faux fur and velvet. 

 leather-handled wine carrier  Food 52  - image pumpkins via  The Rowdy Stroudy  - hot cocoa round bonfire via  Tifforelle

leather-handled wine carrier Food 52 - image pumpkins via The Rowdy Stroudy - hot cocoa round bonfire via Tifforelle

Autumn flies by in no-time, so take advantage of every moment you can spend still outdoor in the crisp weather. It is the perfect season to revisit the great outdoors and fall in love with nature again. Enjoy it with a list of fun things to do.

 pples via  Lauren Liess  - warm cider via  Country Living  - picnic in the woods via  Pinterest

pples via Lauren Liess - warm cider via Country Living - picnic in the woods via Pinterest

Apple picking in the local orchard could be one of them. There is nothing like the fresh taste of fruit picked by your own hands. And all that with the idea to sip warm apple cidre on the porch later.

How to get that perfect cosy autumn feeling outdoor:

  • make a walk and hear the swishing of kicked leaves and their crunch underfoot.
  • make a walk and see the foliage in all its glory
  • see the soft foggy light surrounding the lake 
  • having a drink which will warm you up from inside: hot wine, hot chocolate, warm apple cidre 
  • have an outdoor pit fire, or campfire

How to get that perfect cosy autumn feeling indoor:

  • get out the wool blankets
  • change your pillows
  • put some scented candles
  • take care for the right ambiental light

Get out in the nature and enjoy!

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