As we turn the corner into October, it abruptly feels like Autumn has arrived. Not only is it frostier and crisper in the air, but the Autumn leaves, a mesh of warm, vibrant colours are already scattered on the ground. The mix of colours and textures makes for a great photo backdrop, so I took the opportunity to head to the local park for the first Autumn photos of the year with our daughter in her sunny yellow fisherman's jacket from Gap (I want one myself!). She's mesmerised by the crunching sounds of the leaves, clinging on to any she can get hold of, not keen to let go.
The sudden cooler temperature has also meant freshening up her baby wardrobe with Winter pieces. I particularly love this cute Love motif jumper from baby Zara (below) which is super soft and fleecy. The checked dress with Peter Pan collar, from Fred & Florence at Tesco, will be perfect with cream tights and ideal for Christmas time.
As the seasons change, I've also noticed our garden offering up new and interesting colours and shapes. I discovered a Japanese Quince bush with its first servings of fruit for the year. I know next to nothing about Quince and what I might be able to make with it, but look forward to researching and finding some interesting recipes to try.