It’s the first month of autumn, and I didn’t even need to look at the calendar to know that we’re leaving summer behind. We had our first autumn storm in Denmark last week. Even for weather-beaten Danes, this is pretty unusual. The last time we had a storm in September was 27 years ago. But even though the weather seems to be getting crazier *cough* global warming *cough*, I still love autumn – storms and all.
Actually, I’m a big fan of all the seasons. Yup, I love them all. They each add to the world in their own unique way: Winter is icy beauty softened by snow and reading by candlelight on a cold, dark evening; Spring brings hope, light and green stuff; Summer is infused with the scent of flowers, it’s warm…ish (it is Denmark after all) and we get the light summer nights. Autumn… Well, autumn is just amazing. It’s leafy blankets in beautifully warm colours, it’s the smell of a crisp, clear morning – and it’s the start of my book hygge season. Continue reading