Thursday, 23 October 2014

Days Decrease....

and Autumn Grows - Robert Browning

"Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower" Albert Camus
It was one of those perfect English Autumnal Days - 
P D James
"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
"Autumn is my spring!" August Strindberg 

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  1. There is so much beauty to behold during Autumn and you show it off so well Rosemary! Just a shame about the shortening days... dreading the dark evenings ahead with the clocks moving this weekend :-(

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    1. We are heading off soon, so I have put dark nights on hold, but of course they will be awaiting me on my return. In some respects I quite like dark evenings - closing the shutters early, a warm cosy room, feet up with a good book or a bit of suspense from a Scandinavian thriller on the box.

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  2. Ah, Autumn, my favourite season, and your photos show its gorgeous colours so beautifully, Rosemary. Your quotes are perfect; I really like the Anne of Green Gables one...now today, of all days, I am wishing I was over in Canada. So frightening what has happened, and my little family caught up in lockdowns.

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    1. I only heard very briefly on the news about the shooting Patricia, I must watch the lunchtime news and catch up. It is the kind of thing which seems totally out of place to happen in Canada.

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  3. I'm doing my best to embrace Autumn. It doesn't come easy though. Knitting will help me.

    Jean
    x

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    1. Have a big mug of hot chocolate Jean♡

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  4. Much as I love the colours of autumn I hate the prospect of the long cold wait until the garden starts to grow again. The cosy concept is a good one to hold on to I think. In the meantime, I hope you're off to somewhere warm!

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    1. Warmth is hopefully on the cards Jessica - I actually feel the need to have a break from the garden during the winter then I am refreshed for the next garden season and raring to go again.

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  5. Love autumn colours. Your light decreasing, our light increasing as in time...

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    1. Obviously I have always known that as we head into winter you are heading off into the summer, but since I have been blogging that reality has become much more tangible seeing and getting comments from the opposite side of the world.

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  6. It is every year a miracle to see the changes of the colours in nature.

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    1. I agree with you, we should embrace every season - when all is said and done, we do not see all that many over our lifetime.

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  7. Alas, Rosemary, Florida does not experience the changing of leaves from green to red and gold! But it is the month of Florida's most pleasant weather, days when friends can sit outdoors with a glass of wine and say to each other, "This is perfect!" So like L. M. Montgomery, I too say that I'm glad I live in a world of Octobers.

    Your photographs are as always beautiful, and I'm attracted to that handsome tile work I notice under the tomatoes.

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    1. You have very sharp eyes Mark - it is actually a bowl from Turkey, which has been decorated in their traditional Iznik style which I love.
      By the way the tomatoes are actually very large rose hips.

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    1. It is not my favourite because it is hanging onto the coat tails of winter, but I do appreciate it.

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  9. Dear Rosemary,
    autumn - all those bright colours, those beautiful poems (ah - I see you quote P.D.James, wonderful crime novel writer - in her works I always admire the very exact descriptions of plants and gardens, she must be a 'connoisseur').
    Autum always make me fetch my crayons or watercolours, and my heart sings.

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    1. Dear Britta - amazingly P D James is now 94 years old and has been a widow for 50 years. She lives near Oxford and no doubt does have a lovely garden there.

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  10. Good to read those quotes and know there are plenty of people who like Autumn.

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    1. This autumn I think that we could have done with a little more sun to help cope with the forthcoming winter months.

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  11. Hello Rosemary, I love how you have conveyed the time-running-out message of autumn through the spotted leaved and wrinkled berries. Although these photos are beautiful, they remind us of the inevitable next step of the seasons. (Except for Taiwan, of course, which has wisely decided that Winter can be dispensed with.)
    --Jim

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    1. Hello Jim - lucky you - no winter - Once we have a frost then all the leaves will tumble - I do hope that the next few months will be kind to us.

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  12. Autumn is my spring...I like those words! Lovely, colorful pictures Rosemary...
    Thank´s for your sweet comment on my blog!
    Have a happy day!
    Love Titti

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    1. Its time to cosy up in warm clothes, relax by the fire and perhaps enjoy a mug of hot chocolate - thank you Titti♡

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  13. I enjoyed the quotes and the beautiful Fall shots. Happy Fall.....Janey

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    1. Thanks Janey - Happy Fall to you too.

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  14. Stunning photos, autumn is just the best !

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    1. Autumn heading towards its final moments, but it will return again

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  15. Such a colourful time of year - stunning photos.

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    1. Thank you Elaine - glad that you enjoyed seeing them.

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  16. Dear Rosemary, What beautiful photographs! You have chosen the best subjects. Brilliantly blue skies and intense Fall colors.make for a happy and perfect combination.

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    1. Thank you Gina for your kind comment - the colours at this time of year are rather special.

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  17. Beautiful autumn photographs Rosemary! Isn't nature pretty at the moment! Wishing you a sunny weekend, so that we can enjoy the outdoors.

    Madelief x

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    1. Fingers crossed for a lovely weekend Madelief so that we can make the most of these moments before the nights close in.

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  18. Hello Rosemary

    The softness an subtlety of the Autumn colours in Britain differ greatly from Canada (Ont.) where the colours are more extreme.
    I enjoy your photography very much. Enjoy your break.

    Helenxx

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    1. Hello Helen - thank you for your kind comment - a couple of more weeks and I think the colour will all be on the ground.

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  19. Just lovely, Rosemary! Your photographs go beautifully with those famous words. Have a happy autumn weekend!

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    1. Thanks Loi - a happy autumn weekend to you too.

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  20. Wonderful photos of all the colours that you'll find in the fall. I love the plate of tomatoes, same colours as the leaves :) Happy October!

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    1. I must admit Rosemary that they do rather resemble tomatoes, but are in fact big fat rose-hips - a bountiful crop this year, I think that I should learn how to make rose-hip syrup!

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  21. How lovely are the colourful autumn leaves. And the berries are as colourful!

    Enjoy

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    1. Thank you I am pleased that you enjoyed seeing them

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  22. Hi Rosemary,

    Many thanks for your visit and was lovely to discover your blog.
    Appreciate the kind message you left.
    I love all your wonderful Autumn leaves and such gorgeous colours.
    Enjoy your weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. Hello Carolyn - thank you for visiting and your kind comment.
      It is a huge sadness when we loose our mothers, I often reflect on special moments that my mother has missed seeing in our family♡

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  23. Autumnal berries and leaves - this is my favourite time of the year and you have captured it in a nutshell. P x

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    1. When the sunshines in the autumn the colours cannot be beaten - why didn't I include some nuts, that would have been a good idea.

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  24. I can feel the fall from your pictures.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  25. Perfectly lovely post about autumn leaves! Inspired by you, Rosemary, I’ll post how the colored leaves are in Nara Park, maybe in a few days. Keep tuned.

    Yoko

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    1. I shall be watching Yoko - your autumn colours are always spectacular.

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  26. Lovely photos of the glorious colours of autumn. Thank you, Rosemary.

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