3 May, 2013 ·

“It troubled me with what I can only describe as the idea of Autumn. It sounds fantastic to say that one can be enamoured of a season, but that is something like what happened; and, as before, the experience was one of intense desire.

embroidered leaves

And one went back to the book, not to gratify the desire (that was impossible—how can one posses Autumn?) but to reawaken it. And in this experience also there was the same surprise and the same sense of incalculable importance.

autumn baby

It was something quite different from ordinary life and even from ordinary pleasure; something, as they would say now, ‘in another dimension.”

autumn leaves

– C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy

[This post has been shared on Natural Suburbia’s Creative Friday and the Magic Onions Friday’s Nature Table.]


  1. Line So lovely to see your post again! Always an inspiration! And I am a big fan of C.S Lewis! Thank you! Seasons are wonderful! I'm going to Norway now in May to welcome the lovely Norwegian spring! Here in India it is hot, hot, hot summer, and I can't wait to be in the cool and fresh spring air of my native country. Have a lovely autumn day!
    May 3, 2013 at 11:31 am · Reply
  2. anna Thank you lovely Line! What an interesting life you lead, moving between those two countries. Both the Indian sun and the Norwegian spring sound heavenly to me. You have a gorgeous day too :) x
    May 3, 2013 at 5:21 pm ·
  3. gentlestitches I also love C.S.Lewis and perhaps if possible more now than ever. What I love even more is that sweet little Autumn fairy baby.
    May 3, 2013 at 9:13 pm · Reply
  4. anna And I think she loves you, dear Gentle Stitches lady!
    May 3, 2013 at 9:29 pm ·
  5. Nadja I just found you through Linda's blog, and I've been poking about a bit this morning...lovely, creative posts! I'll most certainly be back to look some more.
    May 3, 2013 at 10:26 pm · Reply
  6. anna Thank you Nadja! I'm going to have a look at yours too :)
    May 3, 2013 at 10:43 pm ·
  7. sas Just found your blog through the Magic Onions. It is so lovely and inspiring here, thank you and warm greetings from Holland, sas
    May 4, 2013 at 1:22 am ·
  8. anna Thank you sas. How lovely to have a visitor all the way from Holland!
    May 4, 2013 at 7:40 am ·
  9. Bridgit's Bell :)
    May 6, 2013 at 6:37 am · Reply