My Autumn Inspiration
Autumn has been always a big inspiration for me and my art. All these warm colors, falling leaves, sweet delicious fruits, cold mornings and cozy evenings at home… Oh, I just looove autumn! It`s again time for warm soft scarfs, suede shoes, bright umbrellas, red wine and baked desserts. Walks to the beach, picnic in the forest, BBQ at the back yard of our house, wonderful sunny weekends outdoors. How about you? Do you like autumn or you prefer hot summer or fresh spring?Do you find autumn inspiration around you? Drop me a line!
*Here is some info regarding autumn festivities and harvest festivals:
Association with the transition from warm to cold weather, and its related status as the season of the primary harvest, has dominated its themes and popular images. In Western cultures, personifications of autumn are usually pretty, well-fed females adorned with fruits, vegetables and grains that ripen at this time. Many cultures feature autumnal harvest festivals, often the most important on their calendars. Still extant echoes of these celebrations are found in the autumn Thanksgiving holiday of the United States and Canada, and the Jewish Sukkot holiday with its roots as a full-moon harvest festival of “tabernacles” (living in outdoor huts around the time of harvest). There are also the many North American Indian festivals tied to harvest of autumnally ripe foods gathered in the wild, the Chinese Mid-Autumn or Moon festival, and many others. The predominant mood of these autumnal celebrations is a gladness for the fruits of the earth mixed with a certain melancholy linked to the imminent arrival of harsh weather.
This view is presented in English poet John Keats‘ poem To Autumn, where he describes the season as a time of bounteous fecundity, a time of ‘mellow fruitfulness’.
While most foods are harvested during the autumn, foods particularly associated with the season include pumpkins (which are integral parts of both Thanksgiving and Halloween) and apples, which are used to make the seasonal beverage apple cider.
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