Monday, 3 October 2011

Simple Autumnal Pleasures {multitudes on monday}

simple Autumnal pleasures...

apples baking
their lingering sweet musk steeping
the house in hearth warmth
and memories
that wrap a soul in cotton dishcloth
place it close to it's kin
in thin wicker baskets brimming


to make:
core some whole apples. place them in a baking pan filled to about a centimeter with water. Put half a teaspoon of honey and half a teaspoon of butter inside the cored centers then sprinkle with a little cinnamon. Place in a hot oven till the skins have burst and the fruit is soft.
Perfect served on it's own as a warming Autumn tea time treat or with a scoop of ice-cream for pudding.

boo by the fairy garden



Even the fading blooms bring their own fragrance, their own beauty, their own wisdom.


Some others speak memories of summer.


The little garden spiders, each one named and known by my little girls, just keep spinning, spinning, spinning. A silent world of life within a world of life.


and the leaves from the sycamore just keep falling.
swelling with a secret
glowing gold within
their fragile skin.

autumn leaf and spiderweb

..and speaking of autumn... here is a lovely little autumnal poem by one of this years national trust competition winners...

enjoy :)

By Emma Lister

It’s really something” -
standing out of the sunroof,
we are not dead yet.
In November, we’ve valleys,
houses leaning, nestled
among those fields
outlined in hedgerows -
and the trees are wet under
miserable sky.
Grow tall, leaves. Unfold.
Bring a cowlick of summer -
with meadows, poppies -
When you lie back down,
the grass curls over your face
and there’s a heavy
bee; autumn is kind
to him. The water in springs
tastes like last winter.


  1. Another beautiful post Suzy. Thank you for sharing the baked apple recipe, I think I will surprise my guys tonight! I hope you enjoy this beautiful day. xx

  2. The pairing of images and words is lovely, Suzy.

    Thank you for sharing your baked apple recipe.

  3. Gorgeous post, and the poem is lovely too. Thank you for reminding me of baked apples! I haven't done that for a long time. Have a happy week, Suzy!

  4. A lovely portrait of autumn. Thanks for sharing it, Suzy.

  5. Gorgeous poem Suzy, stunning actually, thanks for sharing it :). And I love that your daughter(s) have their quiet spots and sacred moments. It speaks volumes about the values you've help instill in them :). And baked apples with cinnamon are one of my fall staple desserts, thanks for sharing your recipe ;).

  6. A beautiful place you've created here with lovely photographs. Glad to have found you.

  7. the apples look so amazing, and so is the light on your daughter's hair.

  8. Hope all is well with you, I thought you might like a little award:

    Praying for you and your family x.


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