OK I contradict myself! I said I love all the seasons but let's just say Autumn is my least favourite though I do find things in it to love..
Looking up Autumn on Wikipedia I found this rather good piece on Associations.
I chanced on this site and enjoyed My Autumn Happiness List
I will make one of my own.
I will try to take photographs about Autumn which don't involve 'feuilles mortes' no matter how beautiful they are.
It seemed a good idea to listen to the song and I almost lost the will to live (only kidding!).
Yesterday's photograph showed decay but I felt there was also strength and endurarnce in it. I am looking for a feeling of resilience. As well as dead leaves falling to earth there are also seeds with their promise of new life.
Another association which I like is that of a new term and learning something new. I've not decided yet what that will be ...
Instead of buying them a little at a time, I will stock up fully with candles and logs in preparedness for winter. I think just looking at my stash will be very satisfying. There may be some foodstuffs I can hoard in the same way. There are lots of brambles on my path to the shore...
I can also get some good preparations for winter and spring done in the garden. I want autumn to feel active and strong and probably pretty busy! I did think at one point I'd just like to skip it and go straight to winter but I guess that's not really an option!
Will you make an Autumn Happiness List too? (And do you know any cheerful songs about Autumn?)