That my favourite seaon is summer is probably not new to you, if you have been reading my blog for a while. But late summer / early autumn will always have a special place in my heart, for its colours, its abundance on fields and in gardens and its incomparable light.
Many of you who reside in Blogland with me have shown beautiful pictures of your gardens or what the area around where you live looks like this time of the year.
I have not been out and about as much as I would have liked last week, since I was in the firm grip of a big fat cold and stayed home from work for the second half of the week, but I took a few pictures earlier this month:
Rosehips against the backdrop of this incredibly blue sky. THE picture of autumn for me.
On the morning of the 2nd of October, the fog was so dense I couldn't see much further than the next house. Most of the time, such a start means the day will turn out beautiful and sun-filled.
Later that same day, I went shoe shopping with my Mum - my proven and trusted shopping companion, same as my sister - and found this pair perfect for a day at the office when it is not cold enough yet for boots, but too cold (or wet) for a pair of pumps or Mary-Janes:
Of course I didn't wait long before I wore them to the office for the first time, teaming them with a pair of purple trousers (from Aldi), a black shirt (H&M, I have 5 or 6 of this same model but in different colours) and an Esprit jacket which I like very much for its autumn colours and good quality (I've had this, part of a suit, for 12 years already). You can't see it in the picture, but the fabric has the same purple as my trousers, socks, necklace and lipstick in it. It is a very good woollen tweedy fabric (not Harris tweed, I'm afraid), never goes out of fashion and is sturdy yet business-like enough to have been worn through many a trade fair.
I felt so comfortable and good in this combination that it could very well become a favourite for this autumn, both for the office and for a (brief) walk in the city. For longer walks, I wear lower heels, although I must admit I did give these the ultimate comfort-test which for me consists in walking home from work one train stop before my actual stop, about 5 km / just under an hour. The shoes served me well enough on that occasion, but I am not going to use them again on a similar distance.