While I do not relish the sudden cold and wet weather of late (I christened my new hot water bottle yesterday), autumn has arrived far too early for my liking, but being unable to press the pause button on time, I will instead look forward to the beautiful parade of nature's 'second spring', with all the wonderfully warm, crisp colours that the season boasts.
This beautiful painting is by Leonid Afremov - one of my favourite artists. I just love the energy and vibrant colour in his work. His paintings are just stunning.
So here's wishing a (warm) welcome to autumn,