October is all about nesting and gathering as we settle in for the winter months. I like to spend my time exploring the wild and enjoying the changes in colour. This often involves returning home with a pocket full of autumn leaves, acorns and conkers – I am that child!
So for October we hope you will enjoy taking photographs to illustrate the theme gather. To play along, all you need to do is upload your photograph to Instagram including the hashtag: ayearofmoments_gather, along with mine and Jeska’s user names. We will share a few favourites on our blogs and Instagram feeds at the end of the month.
For my image, I grouped some fallen leaves and fir cones with a few items currently on my desk. I especially love The Life of Charlotte Bronte book printed in 1941 which came complete with notes. The Pre-Raphaelite Dream dates back to 1943 and includes the most exquisite images. I adore old books and often wonder where they’ve travelled, or how many bookcases they’ve lived on.
Found books and seasonal gatherings have inspired both our photographs this month. This wasn’t planned, just a happy coincidence! I love the beautiful light and shadows on Jeska’s newly painted floor, it highlights her autumnal coloured blanket, book and snippets from her garden. Her ever present piece of lace has been used as a bookmark.
Here are a few favourites from September where the theme was inspire. Thank you so much for joining in you have made 2015 a magical year. So, clockwise from top left we have sarahcrozierhat, mouseblossom, harryandfrank, sarahehemsley, sarahnotes, foundandsewn, allenandbear, silverpebble2 and in the centre, janiceissitt_life_style.
My year of moments can be viewed here and if you’re looking for some autumn inspiration then look no further. I hope you have a beautifully gathered October and I look forward to seeing you on Instagram.
What do you love about October?