Take your cue from the squirrels, and celebrate the season’s swan song. Go on a woodland gambol, and walk the fields. Focus on the ground underfootas you walk; nab a few nuts strewn on the ground before someone else buries them. While the chestnuts are still cosseted in their burrs, don gloves, clip them off, and make arrangements. Cut the amaranth and love-lies-bleeding that self-sowed in your garden, and stuff them in vases.
Like your warm woollies, autumn is all about textural interplay. The fields’ fleece will make your living room feel warm. And there’s nothing like the smoldering jewel-tone shades that glimmer as the foliage changes hues on its way out. You’ll want to grab your knapsack and fill it up until it’s overflowing for a slam-bang display.