Autumn to Winter

“The quiet transition from autumn to winter is not a bad time at all. It’s a time for protecting and securing things and for making sure you’ve got in as many supplies as you can. It’s nice to gather together everything you possess as close to you as possible, to store up your warmth and your thoughts and burrow yourself into a deep hole inside, a core of safety where you can defend what is
important and precious and your very own. Then the cold and the storms and the darkness can do their worst. They can grope their way up the walls looking for a way in, but they won’t find one, everything is shut, and you sit inside, laughing in your warmth and your solitude, for you have had foresight.”
Tove Jansson, Moominvalley in November

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”
Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet

“The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.” 
– Henry Beston

 

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Photography by Peter Blackwood, see more of Peter Blackwood’s work at blackwoodphoto.com