Not only is Singapore Botanic Garden the oldest garden in Singapore but it's also the first and only tropical botanic garden on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It's a place of true beauty. Open from 5am to midnight daily it's free to visit, so good to have this vast green space open to everyone to enjoy.
Wow, we've passed 30k of photos shared with the #slowlived hashtag. This time of the year really does bring out the slow spirit in people, the wrapping up warm and enjoying walks, mugs of cocoa and sitting by the fireside. There's so much beauty joining in every day that picking just 9 to feature was really hard x
Slow living is still an art that I'm trying to let into my life more. It's part of it much more than before but I truly believe that it can't be forced, that it does take time. It requires more effort than one would think, but the effort is part of the process. It's not the same for me as it is for you, and not the same for you as it is for the next person. It's different things for different people and it's benefits are really very much worthy celebrating and savouring.
Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love - that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one's very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
Ah autumn, autumn, autumn, I completely and utterly love you. Being able to pack away summer clothes and dig out the comfy and familiar checked shirts and jumpers is my idea of heaven. Warm socks, gloves, scarves - all most welcome. I don't know if it's a pale person thing but the summer is my least favourite season of all and I'm never sorry to see the back of it.
We made an impromptu visit to Grandad this morning. He's been busy as a large section of the 50 foot Weeping Willow broke off a couple of days ago, luckily no one was hurt, but the bonfire pile is b-i-g. The vegetable patch is starting to thin out now and in the greenhouse onions lay about near the final tomatoes of the year.