I’ve been so excited for autumn to arrive. I love watching the colours change across the landscape as our corner of the world begins to slow down for hibernation over winter. The sun has moved slightly to cast a softer light on the world that makes the corners of our home and garden look different than just a few months ago. Of course the cooler temperature is welcome as I start to think of meals that take longer to cook and permeate the house with a delicious scent and are to be enjoyed curled up on the couch with a soft blanket.
Yesterday I made french onion soup for lunch and then decided to try a new recipe for dinner of slow cooked pork belly with thyme, fennel seeds and garlic which was the perfect way to end the weekend. Of course the cooler months also mean that the wedding season is coming to a close and with more time on my hands I am able to spend more time in the kitchen and in our home but I am also looking forward to spending time in my business and a few new projects.
A few weeks ago when we visited Pemberton for Fiona and Colin’s wedding, we stayed at Foragers and I was delighted to find it was already in the thick of autumn. The quince and pomegranate trees were ladened with fruit and the herb boxes were filled with woody herbs that appreciate the cooler temperatures. I always love travelling south in the winter as just a few hundred kilometres seems to take me to an entirely different climate. While Grant was checking us in, I wandered the grounds a little to photograph the last of the days light on an early autumn day.