Monday, April 11, 2011

A new Season










Celebrating Autumn around the home is an energy I love to feel. A new Season starts, an old Season fades and a future Season starts getting ready to come forward. Pumpkins and squash have been harvested. Garlic,cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli have been sowed. Leaves are falling, wood has been stacked in the outside store room and a new recipe book has been compiled for new meals. Wool has been spun,dyed and a new blanket is taking shape for my cold knees in our Winter months.

I am milking the last of our warmth by retreating to the orchard for my daily sun tan. Have you ever felt that feeling of being enveloped by the Sun..I wish I could spread the news to all those needing love and warmth and energy to just take a few moments of your day to lay outside and read. Perhaps fall asleep for a short while to feel your soul rejuvenate. I will always maintain that if we seek it, we have been given so much for free. So much that we miss..so much that could make us truly rich.

Just to ease into another phase of my blogging,( call my absence writers cramp or one long holiday of contemplation), I have just taken random photographs of inspirational moments. I have so much to say,show and share. I have picked goldenrod flowers to dye the most gorgeous yellow wool. Olivia's room has had a move around. I also purchased this gorgeous french dresser at a market for her room. I still have to put handles on it. We have had lovely Summer meals under our beautiful tree. My children are constantly learning new things and physically everyone has shot up a few centimeters. Homeschooling is going so well.

Lovely to be back...wishing you all a Happy day~!

Lots of love
Suzanne

27 comments:

eidolons said...

You house is, as always, gorgeous! And I think I'm in love with that yarn. (:

softearthart said...

Welcome, welcome, so lovely to see your beautiful home, filled with lovely photos of a life being lived well. love and light, Marie

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Suzanne,
So nice to "hear" from you again - just love all the beauty you have around you.
Warm wishes, Tonya

Allison at Novice Life said...

Oh it is so nice to see you back to blogging Suzanne! I have missed hearing from you. Your photos are gorgeous! We are ready to welcome warmer months over here - hooray!

Rachel~ At the Butterfly Ball said...

So happy to see you back! I've enjoyed your beautiful blog so much in the past. Can't wait for future posts! Happy Autumn to you and yours!

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Hello dear Suzanne! Oh I am so happy to hear from you. I think of you often, have wanted to write, glad to be saying hello now. Glad all has been well and you have been enjoying your days and seasons. Always so lovely to visit your beautiful space here!
Lots of love to you, Renee

Jo said...

Oh wow! What a fantastic house you have. I initially thought the photos were from a home mag - stunning! I am also in the Southern hemisphere and am enjoying the onset of Autumn. Jo :)

Linda said...

Dear Sue,
How lovely to see you blogging again, your photos are beautiful my friend:)
Love to you,
Linda

Shirley Ann said...

Welcome back Suzanne - really missed you. Glad to see you back in the blogosphere

Amanda said...

Welcome back!!! Your presence (in blogging land) has been sorely missed. I look forward to all the little bits of lovely that come from your space and into our homes.

On of my favorite things about time spent in the sunshine is the way my children carry the smell of sun in their skin. I love that moment of giving them a hug and thinking (saying) You smell like sunshine.

much love,
Amanda

Kelly said...

Hello my friend
Lovely to see glimpses of your days. You know I have missed you!
Love your handspun.
Have a beautiful day today.
Love Kelly

Susan said...

I've missed you so much dear friend! Oh, I know we email, but seeing your blog up today put such a big smile on my face. Love you and will be in touch. XOXO

suzanne said...

Its lovely seeing your comments here. I have missed you all and look forward to visiting you all again.

Love to you
Suzanne

Beth said...

Hooray, you're back!!!!! It is wonderful to visit again and I hope you are all rejuvenated! love, Beth

Mamawild said...

Welcome Back Suzanne...warmest wishes to you and your family. :)

Allison at Novice Life said...

Hi Suzanne: I am HAPPY to mail you any seeds off the list I posted on my blog that you would like! Just shoot me an email and let me know which ones.

Also, I have TONS of Lilac bushes on my farm :) Let me see if my husband knows when and how to gather seeds from them and if we can successfully do this, I will send some to you as well :)

I'd love some of your seeds...let me know what kind you have!

Allison

Sharon Lovejoy said...

YOU'RE BACK...finally. I had about given up, but am SO HAPPY that you're back in our lives.

Sending love and warmth across the miles,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Earth Mama said...

Lovely to read your words again Suzanne! Your photos are so fresh and rejuvenating! A good winter's hibernation is always needed at one point or another.

:)Lisa

Valarie said...

Hello Dear Suzanne. I've missed you so much. I'm so glad you had a wonderful summer. I love all of your snapshots of special moments and places. The French dresser is exquisite and the rearrangement of the bedroom is fantastic. Love the herbs hanging on the hearth.
We had a very cold winter here and Spring is in fits and starts. I hope I can get out in the garden and start planting but it's been so cold. Enjoy your orchard and the last days of warmth. So very good to see you again. Sending you big hugs.

Erin said...

Suzanne!! I've been checking your blog over and over....really missing your beautiful, inspiring posts -what a lovely surprise to find a new entry!! :)

Maybe your inspiration will be the nudge that I need to get back to my own neglected blog...

Erin

earthboysblog said...

Lovely to revisit your warmth in your posts again. How I love your comfortable cottage style French home. It's all so beautiful. I would feel right at home there...Autumn is a special golden season. So pretty.
Oh Suzanne I know what you mean about sunshine, I couldn't live without it... but now I long for some cold weather just to rest because we are never "indoors".

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your house is the coziest, Suzanne. Every corner is absolutely beautiful!
Have a happy bright and joyful Easter. May the bunny baskets be filled to the top with heavenly tasty chocolate eggs! xxx

See Jamie blog said...

Beautiful home, beautiful photos!

vicki said...

Suzanne- I am a new visitor to your beautiful blog. I visited earlier just as you were going on your break"- so I am happy to see you back. I love your photos- your creative inspirations as you've called them. Love the newly dyed wool (I'm a knitter too!)

It's hard to remember that you are just beginning your fall season there- as we are all so overjoyed to FINALLY feel the warmth of the spring sunshine here!

Your home is truly beautiful--
Vicki

Jessica said...

You're back!!! So nice to see you.

Christie said...

Such a beautiful post....I love love cath kidston! Just discovered her recently; I love her fabrics, mixing bowls, doggie beds...had even filled a shopping cart online;) waiting till our move is complete...then I'll click on checkout!
My youngest is named Olivia...she is now 21, but will always remain my little Liv.
Blessings,
Christie
Your knitting is just beautiful....we 'new knitters' must encourage each other!

Mike said...

I love to tan just like you. I find that the sun helps me calm down and helps increase my energy. The sun is a powerful healing tool.