Happy Black Friday! Carey here to talk more about our Autumnal Traditions before we jump full swing into Christmas! I've enjoyed all the inspiration this week and hope you've been getting some great ideas to document your autumn traditions.
Of course a big autumn tradition is Thanksgiving and all of the yummy food and fellowship that comes with it! But our traditions include not only the things we do, but also the things and people we see routinely this time of the year. I love this time of year - a time of change, where the air is cool but the earth is warm, the sunlight glows lovely orange as the days shorten, the boots and sweaters come out, and our slow cookers become our new best friends.
Here's some ideas of how to capture and document the signs of autumn:
1. Take photos of the same thing during the same time of year and see how they change from year to year. I try to take a photo of my house from the same vantage point throughout the seasons and the years.
The last several years I've taken a self portrait (using a timer) of our little family gathered around the table for Thanksgiving lunch. It's fun to see not only how we've changed, but also how the food and decor on the table has changed.
2. Photograph and write about the things you look forward to seeing that only appear this time of year.
3. Document what sights signal a change in the season: warmer clothes, changing colors, shorter days, soups and comfort food, fall decor. Do you change the decor around your home during autumn? Has it changed over the years?
4. What are the sounds unique to fall? Gusty winds, rustling leaves, crunching acorns underfoot, and even leaf blowers all signal fall to me. I love to hear the sounds popping and crunching beneath my feet.
5. Don't forget about the smells of fall: the earthy smell of dry leaves, and of course, pumpkin spice everything!
For those of you braving the stores today, happy shopping! If you're not, I hope you get some time for crafty fun and document some of your autumnal traditions.