Get Your Autumn Shoes On!

I know I'm a day late in announcing the Fall equinox but I thought I would none the less! Most of the blogs I read are welcoming in Spring but those of us south of the equator are enjoying an equally exciting, and in my opinion, most delightful season. As Keats mused in his ode to autumn:
"Where are the songs of Spring ? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too, -
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
And touch the stubble plains with rosy hue;"
The weather is turning very very subtly; the mornings darker, the night air cooler... And in celebration today I made this fragrant, full bodied Stout Ginger Cake, and of course, danced in my autumn shoes.

I have always loved the fact that my birthday falls in the middle of autumn - and this year I've decided to put on a Autumn-inspired dinner party. You'll hear more on the planning of food and costume in the days to come but let me share the little leaf invites I whipped up earlier this week: