Tuesday, 4 September 2012


These past few days, golden leaves speckling the footpaths, decorating my walks. Not many yet, just hints, but every day a few speckles more.

Beginnings and ends of days cooler. The trees and birds and air are quieter and more still - as if remembering to prepare for their Winter sleep to come.

During the days, sunny with blue skies and delicate wispy ribbons for clouds - September hasn't quite cast off August yet and I can still bring my cup of tea outdoors.

So cute to see the little girls and boys starting school for the first time yesterday with their brand new schoolbags and uniforms. 

Above, a couple of illustrations from a children's book  I illustrated a while back. 


  1. I love your illustrations. They are so warm and evocative.
    Yes, little traces of autumn are dusting the countryside here too. The temperatures are about as high as August, but it no longer feels like August - as if the season is impatient to get on. Berries are beginning to drop onto the pavements and mists hang low and silver over the valleys under golden sunrises.
    I too have enjoyed watching the tiny school children trotting proudly off to their first day at school in their pristine new uniforms.

  2. Thank you Wingfall at dusk.
    Yes, "dusting" is exactly what Autumn is doing here at the moment!

  3. Your illustrations are really lovely! F.