As it was National Poetry Day yesterday, and this is the only line I can remember from the poem of J B Keats “Ode to Autumn” it seemed an appropriate title for this post. I can’t say I ever really enjoyed English Literature at school, and double periods of English in Room 8 were never the highlight of my week.
This week a homework project for our son involved creating an autumn collage.
All items used in making this were either collected in our garden or on the short walk home from school. It is amazing how much colour and texture was available with minimal effort.
Attaching empty snail shells to the paper however required a lot more effort and even more sellotape!
Nothing says autumn more to my son than empty snail shells!
I really want to thank everyone who commented on my last post, or emailed me in response to it. Although I had already shared this in our church magazine, it seemed a lot more scary once I had hit the publish button on my blog. However your support was lovely and I know it was the right thing to do.
Before I posted it I was almost on the verge of taking a prolonged (perhaps indefinite?) blogging break – I was doubting why I did it, my reasons, it’s purpose….all that stuff.
My last post however confirmed that I need to keep blogging, no matter how infrequently. I am sure there will be times when I do want to take a break, but I know that now is not the right time.
Have you ever had blogging doubts? Please share, we need to encourage each other as much as possible!
If you blog – why do YOU blog?
If you don’t (you know who YOU are!) – why don’t you?
I’d love to know.