I love the light quality when the sun drops low in the sky in the autumn, side lighting brings out all the contours in the landscape and makes everything look beautiful. The workshop is pretty too, to me aesthetically soft lighting like this has deep beauty about it, not easy to explain but compared to harsh artificial light or even the bright light of a summers day it is very different.
My work changes and ages with the seasons too. One of the things I am keen on is the fact that traditional woodworking techniques makes things that age beautifully where many modern production methods make things that are bright and shiny when new but always deteriorate as they age. Wouldn't it be nice if a ten year old car was nicer than a new one? I hope that is true of my work. This is the bridge I finished int he spring and it is just settling in nicely now.
Now my normal environmentally friendly packaging is sieved wood shavings but my woodstore is full of lovely dry field maple leaves at the moment so rather than scooping them into the compost I thought they would make nice autumn packaging. Here are two star bowls on their way to their new home, I wonder what they will look like in ten years and how many meals will have been eaten from them.