12 May 2014

ahh, autumn

Such a glorious autumn morning. The sun is out, soft light filters through the golden hues of trees shedding their foliage, creating colour everywhere. I see Children enjoying  the sound of the crackling and crunching leaves  as they wade through glowing piles that are yet  to be swept from pathways.
You see, I'm taking a walk to our local op shop this morning in search of some winter gear. There are many temptations for sure in this second hand emporium; one being a beautiful ivory toned stoneware bowl. I reason to myself - an op shop is just another retail experience; an extension of our consumer mentality that has been fed to us from birth. So I pass it up as being unnecessary.

I find a couple of items of clothing ; that being a grey knitted button up waistcoat, and a full  linen skirt of a grey green hue. Unfortunately however, this isn't enough to be able to pay by eftpos as the total comes to under $10. I need to find something else, so my thoughts return to the stoneware bowl. (I tried to resist, honestly)

Meanwhile on the one kilometre walk back home, my eyes feast on the many liquid amber trees that line my  street. Though beautiful, I remember these seed balls as being a nuisance whenever I pushed my children along in a pram as they always managed to get caught up between the wheels. haha. Even now, these cheeky little studded sprites will still manage to try to trip you up,  if you're not careful.

Op shop shenanigans aside, a little of my crafting of late. It took me a fortnight of leisurely crocheting , and about 6 old sheets but my rug is finally finished. Will post a photo some time of the finished piece. I don't believe anyone is looking , but I don't care really to go unnoticed here in blog world. Makes life a whole lot quieter and simpler.

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