Monday, 3 October 2011

Welcome to Teddy Bea's MOJO Monday

Hi its Clairebears  here. On Mondays we now have a new thing happening and its called Mojo Mondays. This is where I bring you a little bit of inspiration.
This week I have chosen Autumn and here are a few photos and thoughts to get those creative juices going!

Autumn is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter usually in September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere) when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier.
The equinoxes might be expected to be in the middle of their respective seasons, but temperature lag (caused by the thermal latency of the ground and sea) means that seasons appear later than dates calculated from a purely astronomical perspective. The actual lag varies with region. Some cultures regard the autumnal equinox as "mid-autumn", others with a longer lag treat it as the start of autumn.[1] Meteorologists (and most of the temperate countries in the southern hemisphere)[2] use a definition based on months, with autumn being September, October and November in the northern hemisphere,[3] and March, April and May in the southern hemisphere.
In North America, autumn is usually considered to start with the September equinox.[4] In traditional East Asian solar term, autumn starts on or around 8 August and ends on about 7 November. In Ireland, the autumn months according to the national meteorological service, Met Éireann, are September, October and November.[5] However, according to the Irish Calendar which is based on ancient Celtic traditions, autumn lasts throughout the months of August, September, and October, or possibly a few days later, depending on tradition. In Australia, autumn officially begins on March 1st and ends May 31st[6] According to United States unofficial tradition, autumn runs from the day after Labor Day (i.e. the Tuesday following the first Monday of September) through Thanksgiving (i.e. the fourth Thursday in November), after which the holiday season that demarcates the unofficial beginning of winter begins.....Wikipedia

I painted these conkers a few years ago with watercolours. I love them!

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864)

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
P. D. James

When the bold branches
Bid farewell to rainbow leaves -
Welcome wool sweaters.
B. Cybrill

I hope that this has got your mojo going, it has mine :0)


  1. This is fab Claire. I chose Autumn for Wordy Wednesday and posted it yesterday. What a lovely coincidence!

    Loving the pics!

    Edna x

  2. Hi what a super idea and so interesting I can feel an autumn card coming on !! Don't have any leaf punches yet so you have inspired me to draw my own , Thanks Kitty ;0)

  3. Great Kirsty-Anne, I realy can't wait to see what you come up with :0)
    Love Clairebears x

  4. Fab inspiration Claire and your conkers are amazing!!!!! LOL!
    Colette xx


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