Autumn, the season of transition, arrives with a quiet but undeniable beauty that captivates the heart and senses.
In this fleeting season, nature transforms into a tapestry of resplendent colours, filling the air with a melancholic yet comforting allure. This transient autumn time is a moment of reflection and a celebration of the cycle of life.
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…” Ecc 3:1-8
In a world of awful fraction, international conflict, crime, war, and so much sadness, we so very much need to savour how in this season the sunlight takes on a golden hue, casting a warm glow upon the world. The trees, in their grand finale, display a breath-taking array of oranges, reds, and yellows, creating a stunning masterpiece of impermanence. The crunch of fallen leaves underfoot and the crispness in the air remind us of the season's ephemerality.
Autumn invites us to release the old, much like the trees shedding their leaves. We thank Autumn for reminding us that not all things last, and to savour the simple pleasures: the taste of freshly picked apples, the sight of geese flying south in formation, and the sound of rain tapping gently on the windowpane. It's a time to gather loved ones around the hearth, to share stories, and to express gratitude for the abundance and give thought to the scarceness of the year.
We also love bringing scent into the equation when reflecting and taking moments of stillness. The aroma of autumn is a complex blend of earthiness, wood smoke, and decaying leaves, intermingled with the sweetness of apples, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice. It's a scent that evokes memories of crackling fires, harvest feasts, and cosy evenings wrapped in blankets. Our Winter and Forest Candles are a perfect addition to any home in this season.