Saturday, 29 October 2016

My Little Corner of the World




This year the tree colours are vibrant, helped by dry calm weather, and a lack of frosts
Day by day these Rowan tree leaves turn a richer, deeper, more intense red
A Japanese Acer exhibiting a myriad of different colours 
The woodland leaves have yet to turn - only the trees sitting around the periphery of the forest catching sunbeams have become golden 
It appears that the autumn season still has several weeks left to run
before Mother Nature's final flourish

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  1. Oh , what a beautiful autumn photos of your surroundings!

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  2. English trees, and of course villages, are hard to beat. My favorite season the year and so many memories are conjured up looking at your vivid photos here Rosemary. You do live in a beautiful part of England, thanks for sharing with us.
    Again thanks for saying such kind things about my blog - I've enjoyed hearing from some new friends who've stopped by from your recent post.
    Have a great weekend - and news about an upcoming Paris visit sounds exciting.
    Hugs - Mary

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    1. Dear Mary - the Cotswolds is a lovely area and having only lived here for the past 20 years really appreciate the distinctive architecture, the narrow country lanes, and the areas ambience.
      Looking forward to our upcoming break

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  3. Hello Rosemary, Your autumn landscapes are pure magic. At first I was thinking that what America lacks in old stone paths and walls we make up for in sugar maples, with their vivid, spectacular fall display. But your less polychromatic trees have a quiet, stately charm and dignity of their own.
    --Jim

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    1. Hello Jim - the sugar maples must be a wonderful spectacle to see during the Fall. May be one day I will get to see them for myself.

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  4. I look at these photos and immediately start plotting and planning and figuring out why can't I live there too ?!
    Autumn is ridiculously beautiful anyway, but there ? I need to see it in person :)

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    1. You have much better weather than us - yesterday when I took these pictures the sun was shining and it was a perfect day. Today it is cloudy with a fine drizzle in the air and not so tempting!!!

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    2. Too much good weather makes you appreciate those foggy cloudy damp days :)

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  5. Thanks for showing us beautiful autumn photos. I hope you enjoy this precious time and give us more chances to enter into the miracle of nature.

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    1. Dear Rosemary,

      And what a pretty little corner of the world it is. Interesting what you pointed out about the trees that sit on the periphery of the forest turning color before the rest. Now you have me wondering. I will have to pay attention to see if that is true in our area.
      Lovely photographs, it's almost like being there and taking in all that, scrubbed by the trees, clean air.

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    2. Roughterrain crane - thank you for visiting and your kind comment

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    3. Dear Gina - this is the very first time that I have noticed this myself. As I walked over the Common to the woods it was all looking very golden, but once I stepped inside and began walking along the pathways it was green.

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  6. Such a beautiful part of the world. I would love to walk down that U shaped path.

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    1. I aways love wandering through this wood during the four different seasons. The Beech trees are so majestic and change drastically throughout the year.

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  7. Splendid colors; the top photo with the village architecture and the leaves would make a lovely painting.

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    1. Hello Kate - thank you for visiting and for your kind comment.

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  8. As always your photos are stunning, you live in such a beautiful area.

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  9. You actually live on a wonderful little corner of the world Rosemary. Your photographs show the stunning colours of autumn excellent.

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    1. Thak you Janneke - glad that you enjoyed seeing this little corner.

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  10. I love your corner, Rosemary. Sooooo beautiful! Happy weekend!

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    1. It is a lovely time of year - thank you Satu and a happy weekend to you too.

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  11. Wonderful photos, as always - you can't beat the English countryside!
    Margaret P

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    1. Thank you Margaret for your visit and kind comment

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  12. Looks beautiful! I love fall!!!

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  13. Your first picture makes me thing of a professional puzzle. Excellent.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. I suppose that if it was a puzzle it would be difficult to do.

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  14. You live in a picturesque area Rosemary. Your first photo is like a beautiful painting.

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    1. Dear Linda - I am surprised that photo came out as well as it did as I was high up on our hilltop at the time.

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  15. It has been a wonderful autumn for colour so far - I just can't stop taking pictures - everyday the trees change - they just take your breath away.

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    1. I am so happy to have this late, long, beautiful Autumn - with a bit of luck it will shorten the coming winter for us Elaine.

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  16. I love your autumn colours, you first photo is stunning :-)

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  17. Beautiful photos Rosemary...
    Thanks for your lovely comments on my son's wedding...much appreciated!
    Are you on Instagram? It is really fun! If you are....look me up!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Thanks Linda - sadly I am not on Instagram, I do not have a mobile phone that takes photos.

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  18. Gorgeous pictures!!! Fall is such a magical time of year. I keep planning on taking my camera with me, but alas I keep forgetting. Is that a very old stone wall in the last picture?
    Cheers!
    Marica

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    1. Hello Marica - I only have a very small camera so it fits in my pocket or is attached to the strap of my bag - it is my constant companion.
      The Cotswold stone walls are a big featiure of this area, there are miles of them edging the fields, woods, roads, and gardens - I have them around my garden too.

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  19. Such beautiful colours Rosemary.
    Hope you are well.
    Home after 4 1/2 months away :)

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    1. Welcome back Margaret - it must be good to see your home and family again - you have been missed.

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  20. Sighs in admiration for the breathtaking beauty! I’d like to walk the path along the stone walls hearing the cracking sound under my feet in person. You really live in a beautiful part of the world, Rosemary. The architectures on the hillside look harmonious with the surrounding nature.

    Yoko

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    1. Dear Yoko - man has intruded on this landscape but it has not been detrimental.

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  21. SO beautiful! The colours seem to be really vibrant this year. They are delightful to see when you are out and about, and on blogs!, aren't they.

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    1. The trees are slowly closing down for the winter, but giving us such a treat as they do so.

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  22. Your corner of the world is looking beautiful at this time of year. Your lovely photos show there are plenty of walks around you to appreciate the autumn countryside and the recent sunshine has really shown off the gorgeous colours. I love watching the different trees follow their own cycles and change in different ways.

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    1. You are right about there being plenty of walks. Even though we have lived here for 20 years now we still have not got to grips with all of the hidden pathways and valleys, and are always discovering new ones.

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  23. What a beautiful little village, and gorgeous corner of the world. The colours of the leaves are really fantastic when the sun shines upon them. The Japanese acer really appeals to me, absolutely beautiful. Enjoy my favourite season, Rosemary.

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    1. I was mesmerised about the different variety of colours that the Japanese acer was showing Patricia.

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  24. Lovely photos, I bet it smells good too.

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    1. Yes! that special smell, and the crispy crunch under foot too.

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  25. Thank you for sharing your little corner of the world. Stunning!

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    1. Thank you for your visit and kind comment Melanie

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  26. It's been just perfect tree weather and a joy to see this year. Great images.

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    1. I think that a big factor this year has been the lack of frosts and no wind to dislodge the leaves

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  27. I wouldn't mind being in your little corner of the world :-)

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  28. Your corner of the world certainly is beautiful. No color here yet.....and still way too warm.

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    1. Lovely day here too, but not as warm as with you

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  30. Dearest Rosemary,
    WOW, what an exceptional burst of colors you get in your area.
    That is a big bonus for your climate, a lovely autumn season for wonderful walks.
    Sending you hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Dear Mariette - the Autumn season seems to be lasting much longer this year, hopefully making the Winter months seems shorter - hope you are enjoying walks and cycle riding.

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  31. It all happened very quickly here. One day the woods were all green, the next golden. One cold night was all it took. It is a very good year for autumn colour though.

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    1. I have never noticed the woods staying golden on the outside but green on the inside before - I must take another look shortly and see if they have turned yet.

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  32. Your corner of the world looks very beautiful, I love the colours in the trees and the rooftops in your first photograph:)

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    1. Thank you for your visit and kind comment Rosie

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  33. Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous Rosemary and your corner of the world looks like such a beautiful place. Nature sure is the biggest artist of them all and this autumn has been full of stunning colours. Those daily walks have been pure joy all through out October. But I guess most of all the leaves will disappear within a couple of days here as frost is on it's way and apparently the first snow for the season. A new month and new adventures. :)

    Take care sweet Rosemary and I hope your November has started out the best way possible.♥

    Charlie
    xx

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    1. Dear Charlie - hope these colourful Autumn colours last for a while longer as I am enjoying them so much, and it shortens the winter months. I wonder if your forecast means we have snow heading in our direction too?
      It is always lovely to hear from you, hope all is well with you and yours and enjoy this new month♡

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  34. Autumn's loveliness is gentle in your corner of the world. My favourite photo of the bunch is the one with the two paths diverging in the woods. I can imagine standing there dithering over which one to take, hearing the soft sound of a leaf or a dozen wafting to the ground and smelling the wonderful scent of the decomposing carpet of leaves. Simply beautiful.

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    1. My husband took the high road and I took the low, but we both ermerged not too far apart so were able to meet up again.

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  35. Lovely range of colours. Autumn seems to be really late this year with the best display I've seen up here only appearing in Early November. Mid October it was still very green with nothing worth capturing.

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    1. It is lovely the way that the leaves are still hanging on - lack of frost makes a big difference.

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  36. It looks beautiful in your corner of the world. Those colours are spectacular! I took a walk along the river at Lyme yesterday, and was surprised that so many of the trees over hanging the river were still green. Sarah x

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    1. The seasons are definitely not as uniform as I remember them being, but this Autumn is especially lovely when the sun shines on all the trees.

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  37. Earnestly looking at this beauty, what you're immortalized.
    These are so wonderful photos of fall colors and forests.
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you so much Orvokki - your kind comment has made my day♡

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  38. the colours in this post are stunning xx

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    1. This Autumn the colours have been beautiful haven't they?

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  39. Such glowing photos. They have literally lit up the room. What camera do you use. I am one day going to invest in a good camera. At the moment, I just use an i phone as I always have it in my pocket. All the best. Karen @kgimson

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    1. Thank you for visiting Karen and for your kind comment.
      I only use a small point and shoot as I like to have my camera with me at all times.
      It is a Sony DSC-WX350 - they are not expensive, you can pick one up for less than £200

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