Sunday, 18 October 2015

The Autumn Man

Lulu says there's an Autumn Man who comes round at the end
of summer and casts a magic spell on the trees so all their leaves
change colours from green to yellow, red, orange and brown. The
 cool, misty mornings and beautiful evening skies, all the apples, pears
and pumpkins, the conkers and leaves on the ground - all these
things that we love about autumn are the work and magic of the
Autumn Man. And if, like me, you wonder what this Autumn Man
looks like, she says he's very tall, wears a pointy hat and a long robe (colour not specified), has a red beard and carries a wand. And where
does he live? "In a tent in a campsite where all the magic men live!
Don't you know, Mummy?'" Well, I didn't but now I do.

 I do like the Autumn Man and his work, don't you? I know I wasn't
too keen at the beginning. I was still trying to hold on to summer
 but now that the autumn season is in full swing, I do like it. It's cold
but not too cold yet and there's still light in the early evenings. I am grateful that it gives us this time to prepare for winter, to get ourselves ready and our homes cosy for the colder days ahead. Autumn is a
beautiful season, I must admit, and now I know, it's all thanks
to the Autumn Man. I think he's wonderful, don't you?


  1. I think the Autumn Man is an artist, painting with these special colours of the season, but I'm a summer girl and I'm sad to see the back of it. I don't mind the dry, crisp days too much, it's the wet, soggy ones I'm not too keen on.

  2. Priceless! I like the idea of Autumn man very much. I enjoy autumn a lot, particularly with the lovely weather we've had recently. xx

  3. What a lovely imagination your little one has. I think the Autumn man is capable of some stunning work!
    Thank you for popping over to me and leaving a lovely comment so I knew you'd been visiting.
    Lisa x

  4. Well I think Lulu is right! I didn't know he lived I a campsite either. I was a bit like you, trying to hold on to summer for as long as possible but my shorts are now packed away until next year. On Saturday I lit the candles in the hearth for the first time this winter.
    Caz xx

  5. I like the way Lulu thinks. She sounds like a very smart and creative little girl. :)

  6. I love the Autumn. Of course he lives with the other magic men :) I think our children would really get on! have a super week xx

  7. I love autumn and love her thoughts on how autumn happens!
    Ali @ SimplySummerStreet