Today’s Daily Prompt is all about autumn. While the season technically began back in August, I never think of autumn truly beginning until September – I’ve been back in college for a full week, my birthday is next week and people are already beginning to discuss plans for Halloween and the October mid-term break. Yes, in my mind, autumn is finally upon us.
I love this season. It’s without a doubt my favourite, because while I adore the sunshine and sunbathing and chilling at the beach, I also love being able to wear boots and woolly jumpers instead of t-shirts and shorts, and lighting the fire instead of wishing for air-conditioning. There’s always just been something about this season. The temperatures are dropping, and suddenly you’ve got a ready-made excuse to curl up in front of the fire and watch the latest episode of your newly returned TV show. Woolly jumpers and super cosy cardigans are once again acceptable and falling asleep to the sound of rain outside is almost a guarantee. The shorts and string tops are packed into the attic for next summer and the hats, scarves, gloves and various umbrellas have to be rooted out of whatever hiding place you threw them into last May when the weather got really good. (Admittedly, for a good portion of May, June and even a bit of July, I remained sceptical about the weather and carried an umbrella with me. Only in Ireland would this be completely normal).