Autumn wasn’t a season I enjoyed when I was younger,
more synonymous with cemetery than cocooning,
but I got to know it.
This year, I am tasting its fawn colours every day when I walk the dog.
The wet smells of mushrooms and leaves fill the air along the way and the warm and low light accompanies me as I take refuge in nature, which is slowly falling asleep.
Nature is really spoiling us this year! A clement weather, a blue sky above our heads, leaves falling like confetti on a festive day; a carpet of yellow leaves shining like a sun under our feet and suddenly, just around the corner, a red tree that makes the show…
But everything slows down, like leaves swirling. Days get shorter and cold gets stronger. Finally, I find my happiness in the little things I pick up on my way, the fruit that the forest has left lying around, the warmth of the tea when I get home, and painting, which is certainly less and less colourful.
Soon, winter will bring its frosts and faded colours, and I will hibernate, languishing for the beautiful days and the bright shades of spring.
All the pictures were taken in the region of Heuvelland, East of Maastricht, Zuid-Limburg, Netherlands.
For more information on walking routes, visit the website https://www.visitzuidlimburg.nl/
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