Thursday, 12 November 2015

To Autumn

"skeins of mist like translucent silk, bending and unbending in the headlight tunnels"
John Geddes
"There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves" Joe L. Wheeler
"Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons" Jim Bishop
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower" Albert Camus 
"I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house" 
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The American Notebooks
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness - John Keats
Arrived back from Turkey a few hours ago - thank you for all your kind comments on the previous post

32 comments:

  1. What beautiful Autumnal quotes, Rosemary, and gorgeous pictures too, of my favourite season. Glad to know you are safely home from your adventures and I look forward to hearing about fascinating Turkey.

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    1. Thank you Patricia - feeling quite tired at the moment, but getting there slowly.

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  2. Dear Rosemary, Every photograph more beautiful than the next. Welcome back. Looking forward to your photographs from Turkey..

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    1. Dear Gina - I love going away, but you know I do miss my special blogging friends and so it is lovely to reconnect with you once again. Thank you for your very kind comment.

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  3. Hello Rosemary, Welcome back from your trip. Glad you are seeing such nice fall weather--we even have been having a few crisp, pleasant days over here, perfect for walking. Funny, I never have thought much about the translucency of fall foliage, although it always seems a special feature of the young green leaves in springtime.
    --Jim

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    1. Hello Jim - I must admit that I took these photos just before leaving for Turkey in case the colours were over on my return. I was going to say that a lovely sunny autumn day is best for showing off the translucency of the fall foliage, but then relised that I photographed most of these on a wet day! Thank you for your welcome back, it is lovely to reconnect with blogging friends again.

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  4. Beautiful. The quotes are perfect. Welcome back!

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    1. Thank you Linda for your kind welcome - I am pleased that you enjoyed them - I quickly got this together just before we left.

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  5. Welcome back! Looking forward to more fab photos from your travels and elsewhere. I hope you didn't encounter any of the upheaval in Turkey while you were there.

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    1. Thank you Debra - got lots of photos but my mind is rather fuzzy and operating on 'go slow' at the moment. Saw nothing at all except sunshine, blue skies, antiquities and met some lovely people.

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  6. I missed your last post somehow, didn't know you were in Turkey, one of our favorite places. We lived in Izmir for 2 years and have never forgotten it.
    Your autumn pictures, and the quotes below, are quite stunning.

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    1. Thank you Janet - I do recall that you spent time in Izmir. We travelled very close to the area but didn't actually visit.
      The autumn photos were taken just before we left in case the colours had past over by our return.

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  7. Oh these autumn pictures of your own country are stunning and the quotes such nice reading. Love the Cotswolds, but Istanbul is wonderful too and I'm looking forward to your photos of Turkey.

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    1. Dear Janneke - thank you very much - I will put together some posts once I have sorted myself out. Still feeling quite tired, and first of all I have quite a few pressing tasks requiring my attention.

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  8. What a beautiful post for you to return to us with! Fabulous colour and scenes. I hope that you had a wonderful time away! Looking forward to hearing all about it! xx

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    1. Dear Amy - I just managed to catch some autumn colours here at home before departing for Turkey - will put some posts together once I have recovered from all the travelling

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  9. Welcome back Rosemary ! Your photos of autumn are like poetry , a pleasure to the eyes !

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    1. Thank you for your kind welcome back Jane - I am so pleased that you enjoyed the photos.

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  10. Fantastic photos and words, they really capture the beauty of a sunny autumn day.

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    1. Glad that you enjoyed them Brian - thank you

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  11. Wonderful photos and quotes of autumn. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you - I appreciate your kind comment

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  12. Welcome home Rosemary...
    Beautiful autumn leaves..looking forward to your Turkey photos :)

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    1. Thank you Margaret - coming to slowly, as you know travel can be tiring.

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  13. One word! WOW! So beautiful pictures Rosemary...
    Have a nice weekend and take care.
    Titti

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    1. Thank you so much Titti - you have made my day♥

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  14. Nice the change from green to brown.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. Some of the colours this year have been wonderful

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  15. Welcome back, Rosemary! I like each quote fitting to each image of your photographing and selecting. The colored leaves are so beautiful but my favorite photo is the first.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you for your kind welcome Yoko - it is lovely to connect with my blogging friends again. We were driving along in the mist just before leaving for Turkey and my husband kindly pulled into the side of the road so that I could capture it.

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  16. How quickly it has gone - and how beautifully you have captured it - not only the visual appearance but the atmosphere too.

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  17. Really lovely autumn photos.
    Welcome back to dailytime :)

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