Hannah here: Have you felt it yet? The slight crispness to the early mornings? A certain brackish smell hanging in the air? The first few russet coloured leaves peppering the streets? Summer yawns and prepares to slumber and Autumn is preparing to wake. I can feel it in my bonezzz.
My thoughts, I confess, have turned to new slippers and wool socks, a log delivery and a chimney sweep, candles and coats… and I am so excited. But. Summer is not done yet. I am holding out for a few more sunny days; just a few more sea swims and picnics, a little more wear out of my sandals and summer skirts…. August has been good to us, apart from 4 hectic work days travelling around the country shooting houses (which was really enjoyable, just not relaxing) things have been slo-ow in the Bullivant household. Other than the time spent making a but ton of jam from our foraged berries, we have spent every available moment at the beach. We've swam in the sea, sat aimlessly on the shore and read. We’ve dug enormous holes in the sand, collected beach treasures, and splashed in and out of the tide in both bare feet and wellies. Elaborate games involving stones and buckets and waterways have been constructed. And thats just the grown ups (arf arf). We have our 5 minute beach picnic and pack down. Have I told you how chuffed I am to have moved from London to be near the sea? I have? Multiple times? Oh.
The jam making...
Then there’s been the rain. We’ve tried to embrace that too; picking flowers from the garden in our bare feet, bouncing on our soggy trampoline, splashing in the sea in our wellies…. but I am having to crank my brain into gear to remember how to entertain small children in bad weather. So yes, Summer, do you have a few last breaths in you, my fickle friend?
And here are my Styling the Seasons shots for August, a monthly styling challenge by Katy and Charlotte , using some of the treasures we've collected this summer.
Pssst, Don't forget to join in with our hashtag #embracingtheseasons to share with us your end of summer pics.... or how you're handling the rain! If you also follow the Seeds and Stitches instagram account and the Great British Florist Instagram account, you'll be in with a chance of winning a bouquet of seasonal blooms for you and a friend, a little thank you from us for joining in. Hurray!