niki.at.the.cottage@niki.at.the.cottage

🌿A seasonal journal from a cottage in rural Suffolk.
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...Remembering❤
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{Taken on a dewy June morning, when the sun climbed high on another hot, sultry day}


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...After a wild and wet night, a still morning has quietly dawned - the sun just peeking through the cloud now. Hope you get a chance this weekend for one or two quiet moments outside :)
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#poetryofsimplethings #slowlivingforlife #ofquietmoments #aslowmoment #usheringautumnin #slowsimpleseasonal #autumnaesthetic #thatautumnmagic #fallobsessed #myquietbeauty_autumn #smallmomentsofcalm #gothictonic #moodybynature #moody_tones #rusticgamestrong #heiterautumn #aslowknitting #knittingthroughtheseasons


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{{ Forest bathing }}
🌲Have you heard of it? Soaking up all the sights and sounds of the forest atmosphere. In Japan, it's called 'shinrin-yoku' (shinrin means forest and yoku means bath), and is simply thought of as 'forest medicine' for your well-being.
🌲And most of yesterday was spent doing just that. The woods - particularly at this time of year - felt energising and relaxing, something I'm sure we already knew.
...But if you can't find some woods for a wander, have a listen to Andrew's gardening podcast, who gently urges you - as the days are now shortening - to get outside, even if it's only for a few minutes. Among other bits and bobs, his blog and instagram are full of handy gardening chit chat, should you need any...@andrewtimothyob
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#shinrinyoku #shinrinyokujoy
#tostandandstare #great_wide_somewhere #mybritainwithlove #thisisengland #thisismykingdom #englandsbigpicture #lovegreatbritain #thisprettyengland #mystoryoflight #inasoftlight #bestunitedkingdom #gothictonic #moodybynature #moody_tones #heiterautumn #usheringautumnin #autumnaesthetic #thatautumnmagic #fallobsessed #myquietbeauty_autumn


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..."It's not so much a change in the weather; our Indian summer sun can shine well into November...it's more a shift in atmosphere, we wake up one morning to a crispness in the air, a sweet translucency in the light that simply was not here before."
-{Seasonal pleasures, Autumn, 'The Wonderful Weekend Book'
...Elspeth Thompson, 1961-2010}
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...Every change of colour - from golden ambers to peachy apricots to crimson flames - the smoke bush shrub has the lot.
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#usheringautumnin #slowsimpleseasonal #autumnaesthetic #thatautumnmagic #fallobsessed #myquietbeauty_autumn #smallmomentsofcalm #gothictonic #moodybynature #moody_tones #rusticgamestrong #heiterautumn #booksandbotanicals #poetryofsimplethings #leafgradient #arrangetheleaves


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...Flowering their socks off for the last seven weeks, my dahlias have now slowed down and are flowering for the last time. I've loved these 'watermelon' dahlias, especially when they fade to the softest of pinks.
...And my 'oceans between us' cowl has come off the needles just in time for the chilly mornings we've had this past week. A gorgeous design, and a hugely enjoyable knit, by Chantal @cloudsandyarn.
...You'd have thought I might have chosen a sea-coloured yarn with the word 'oceans' in its name, but I think I did, it's just more murky North Sea, perhaps . . .
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#selfiesforintroverts
#cloudsandyarnknits #oceansbetweenuscowl #knittingthroughtheseasons #knitting_inspire #aslowknitting #seekinspirecreate #slowandsimpledays #thathyggefeeling #moodofmymorning #moody_tones #heitermoments #ofcosymoments #autumnaesthetic #caughtflowerhanded #middleyearsmonday #sarahravenperchhill #inspiredbypetals #moodforfloral #flowerstalking #flowersandotherstories #flowersgivemepower #wildforflowers #slowsimpleseasonal


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...The last month of autumn is here, and as the garden slowly drifts off for a long snooze, the evergreens start to sit up and we start to love them all over again...
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#gluttonforgreen #nigelslater #booksandbotanicals #slowsimpleseasonal #autumnaesthetic #thatautumnmagic #myquietbeauty_autumn #heiterautumn #smallmomentsofcalm #gothictonic #moodybynature #moody_tones #acottagewreath #rusticgamestrong #prettyengland_advent #arrangetheleaves


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...The last day of beloved October has dawned a bright frosty morning. But all day yesterday, the wind moaned down the chimney and the squally rains came from every direction, whipping the leaves into a frenzy as they danced wildly along the road.
...But it has all calmed down now with the sun shining, and I'm making the most of the light breeze by hanging out as much washing as I can...😁
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#smallmomentsofcalm #a_sill_life #thisjaneaustenlife #booksandbotanicals #usheringautumnin #myquietbeauty_autumn #heiterautumn #fallobsessed #autumnaesthetic #thatautumnmagic #moodybynature #moody_tones #aslowmoment #inasoftlight #mystoryoflight #windowsillwednesday #moodofmywindow #throughmywindow #mycozywindow #awakethelight #ofquietmoments #poetryofsimplethings


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..."Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn."
-{Elizabeth Lawrence}
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...From my window in this early grey morning, at the very top of a huge tree, a small black cloud of rooks has gathered - all of them sitting in pairs - heads turned to face the sharp wind, they huddle together as the tree twists and bends, shaking the very last of its turning leaves.
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#usheringautumnin #slowsimpleseasonal #autumnaesthetic #thatautumnmagic #thatautumnfeeling #fallobsessed #myquietbeauty_autumn #inspiredbypetals #smallmomentsofcalm #calm_collected #gothictonic #moodybynature #slowsimpleseasonal #moody_tones #rusticgamestrong #createinautumn #acottagewreath #heiterautumn #leafgradient #arrangetheleaves


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..."I loved sitting on the pile of freshly cut logs, running my hands over the different shapes and smelling their woody fragrance. To this day I think that there is nothing as interesting to look at as a heap of newly cut logs, the delicate colouring of their veined insides telling their life story, while they wait to bring warmth and comfort.”
-{Alice Taylor, To School Through The Fields}
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#thatautumnmagic #wholeheartedliving #ofcosymoments #thathyggefeeling #slowlivingforlife #heitermoments #sgiew_snug #autumnaesthetic #ofquietmoments #aslowmoment #usheringautumnin #thatvelvetfeeling #inasoftlight #myquietbeauty_autumn #moody_tones #embracingtheseasonsathome #thatautumnfeeling #rusticgamestrong #slowsimpleseasonal #heiterautumn #squashwatch


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...'October is crisp days and cool nights, a time to curl up around the dancing flames and sink into a good book.'
.{John Sinor 1930-96}
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...A crisp day indeed yesterday, and late afternoon, a touch of fireside cosy was in need. A chilly spell has descended this weekend, so wrap up warm...and logs have arrived so log stacking it is today💪
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#wholeheartedliving #ofcosymoments #thathyggefeeling #myhomevibe #elegantlyknackeredinteriors #slowlivingforlife #heitermoments #sgiew_snug #autumnaesthetic #ofquietmoments #aslowmoment #smallmomentsofcalm #persephonebooks #usheringautumnin #thatvelvetfeeling #throughmywindow #inasoftlight #thatautumnmagic #myquietbeauty_autumn #thatautumnfeeling #moody_tones #embracingtheseasonsathome #heiterautumn


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