Welcome Autumn

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It was all about letting the day lead us today. How is it Autumn already? My brain feels like I’ve lost time somewhere, but my body says to let it go. It’s been a wonderful summer my friends, but I’m ready to settle into this slow and cozy period.

We kept our Equinox celebration simple : Taking in nature, eating from the garden (my plate looks more like August then late September, but I will take it!) and spending a slow darkening evening together. As much as it would have been lovely to share it with friends, it’s been a hectic few weeks again and I cherish every moment I have with my husband and babies.

There have been quite a few changes around here lately : School, birthdays, weekly therapy for Little Man’s sensory issues, play group for him one morning a week giving me a block of time to concentrate on my herbal studies, my husband doing work related training from home…  So again, a new rhythm must be found. But somehow, even though I’m a bit more tired, my heart isn’t toggled. Because as jostled as I am right now, it feels right. And that is a good feeling my friends.

Happy Autumn Equinox everyone

May this season bring you  color and calm. 

xox

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About Yanic A.

Hello to all of you and thank you for stopping by! My name is Yanic. I'm a wife to a wonderful husband, a mother of 2 beautifully complex and unique children and a lover of all things inspiring. Having started a personal journey of self discovery when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter 4 years ago, I've since embraced a daily life of simpler pleasures and gratitude. As we get to know each other, you will know me as a quilter, a gardener, a Tao cultivator, a vegetarian foodie, a true believer in a healthy family life as being the secret to my happiness and hopefully as time goes on, a friend... I will try to share with you my days as they unfold, speaking of my happy successes without censoring my challenges, trying to make this blog a true portrait of the ever-changing path that I have chosen for myself. I'm hoping to find in these pages others to share with and learn from, bringing to light the absolute connection in all things and people, showing this world as being a true community.
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23 Responses to Welcome Autumn

  1. Appleshoe says:

    A lovely intro into Autumn. Here’s hoping the peace and beauty touch you all and help bring both of our families back into rhythm and harmony again. It’s been a tough summer for both of our families, but my how we have grown.

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  2. KerryCan says:

    I love this season, too, and I do feel calmer, even though I’m very busy. I love your photos–the one of the leaf with all the colors makes me smile!

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    • Yanic A. says:

      I’m glad you share a same feeling of peace with the soming season. We went for a walk this morning, I had a hoodie, scarf, jeans and my warm merino wool socks inside my sneakers… felt like heaven!

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  3. After a bit of a hiatus from WordPress, I have enjoyed going back and looking though all your moments and pictures. You are so blessed!
    I also love the comfortable pull of this season. Happy Autumn to you and yours!

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    • Yanic A. says:

      Welcome back! Thank you for taking the time. I am truly blessed. I live in a constant state of gratitude and even on those days when it’s not so easy, the feeling is short lived.

      Wishing you many blessings of your own and a wonderful season as well.

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  4. Seeking Joyful Simplicity says:

    Thank you for the reminder to “let the day lead us.” I need more of those days with my children.
    Happy autumn!

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  5. kathrynpagano says:

    That leaf is so beautiful! Happy Autumn!

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  6. Jennifer says:

    I’m glad you’re feeling calm even though there have been changes. I’m sure it will all work out just fine.

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  7. Kim says:

    Happy Autumn my friend. Enjoy this season, and all the beauty it brings. xo

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  8. alexa says:

    Yes, our routine is a little muddled too for some reason. Fall does help though. That promise of crispness, that explosive beauty, the settling down of nature for a long sleep, the harvest . Hoping that the peace and beauty of autumn is a soothing balm to you and your beautiful family.

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    • Yanic A. says:

      In one of our new favorite books (Flether and the Flling Leaves), there is a line that reads : “The rich green of the forest was turning to a dusty gold and the soft. swishing sound of summer was fading to a crinkly whisper.” What a wonderful image.

      Wishing that same peace and beauty to you and your beautiful ones my friend. Stay warm…

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  9. Marie says:

    We love Autumn here. It is one of our favorite seasons. We also kept our Equinox celebration simple. A nice dinner and a drawing about the changes in nature surrounding us. We are ready to welcome the shorter days, the evenings with candles and the beauty of wind and rain storms!

    About the routine, yes, September always brings a shift, a busyness almost impossible to avoid completely. But going with the flow and take it one bit at a time helps 🙂

    About your books, I already know “The Story of the Snow Children”, that we enjoy very much, but I didn’t know “The Story of the Wind Children”. Is it one of your favorite? It looks great!

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    • Yanic A. says:

      Oh yes… looking forward to those nice storms. They are always so amazing this time a year.
      We have a tradition of adding 3 new “season friendly” books to our library every seasonal shift. We knew of The Root Children and Mother Earth and her children, but this one was new to us. We love dit. We have Story of the Snow Children for our list for Winter Solstice. But I have to say, my happy surprise was how much I LOVED Fletcher and the falling leaves. Oh my, such a touching and mindful story. They aart work is also beautiful.

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  10. sally says:

    Happy Autumn to you too! I’m feeling more accepting of it this year than usual, although perhaps that’s because we had a pretty wet, cool Summer! Hope you’re all enjoying the pull to snuggle up a bit more and start wrapping up on walks.

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    • Yanic A. says:

      Maybe so… it would make sense. Our summer was strange at first, but August and September were so very lovely that I feel I got a wonderful season out of it. But like I’ve said before, I love the cool. Stay warm dear Sally and happy fall to you too!

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