This past Sunday was a much more positive end to a week of sniffling and moping about in my pyjamas. It feels very Autumnal in Falmouth all of a sudden. I love this time of year; wearing jumpers, scarves, big coats and going for walks in the crisp, fresh, Autumn air is my favourite thing to do. Especially in Cornwall and especially when the sun is shining. Like Sunday.
Sunday in a sentence was avocado sandwiches on Swanpool beach, a wander along the coast path, double stuffed Oreos and viewing Gylly beach from afar...
Being in Fal - being in Cornwall - was one of the reasons I chose to study here; alongside the incredible course and facilities that Falmouth University has to offer. Exploring is something that is really important. By the end of three years here I don't want to 'wish' that I had done things or seen things. I want to take absolutely everything in.
The changing of the seasons has always fascinated me. I guess, in a way, I forgot what the handing over of Summer to Autumn really felt like; because I've experienced it much the same every year in the same place for my whole life.
Living in a new place, especially somewhere so peaceful, has heightened my appreciation of that change. The colours of the sky in the morning, the smell of the musty air, the sounds of the leaves underfoot, the sensation of cooler breeze on my skin and woollen scarves around my neck, the taste of hot coffee and porridge in the morning. Every experience of Autumn here is intensified by the fact that everything is new to me; everything seems interesting and fascinating and beautiful.
I took my camera along on our walk and snapped these photographs along the way. The tones in them are stunning: the pine greens, copper-like oranges, deep greys, cadet blues. They all manifest themselves in each image, somehow. I think my work has been swayed by these changes a little too - the muted colours I've spoken about before do seem very reminiscent of Autumn time; rusty, deep, intensified. The changing of the seasons. Perhaps something to think about.