Sunday, 6 November 2016

It was a Peaceful Autumn Day

 "The gilding of the Indian summer mellowed the pastures far and wide
The russet woods stood ripe to be stripped, but were yet full of leaf.
The purple of heath-bloom, faded but not withered, tinged the hills....
Fieldhead gardens bore the seal of gentle decay;
....its time of flowers and even of fruit was over."





from Shirley ~ Charlotte Brontë 

46 comments:

  1. Stunning photos of your autumnal beauty in November and beautiful poetic words of Charlotte Brontë!

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    1. Thank you Janneke - all of us who live in Northern Europe seem to have experienced a lovely Autumn this year.

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  2. It is such a beautiful autumn this year with lots of colours and sunshine. Love this season.

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    1. ....and lovely icy blue skies too.

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  3. Dear Rosemary - The assorted fallen leaves, which look metallic, are so beautiful in the first photo. With the post title and the photos, I can feel warm sunlight through the autumn leaves.

    Yoko

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    1. Dear Yoko - I can well imagine how a jeweller might be inspired by that image showing fallen autumnal leaves.

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  4. Dear Rosemary, Isn't nature marvelous and you have captured these scenes so beautifully.

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    1. Dear Gina - It makes me realise that I would not like to live in a place that did not experience the seasonal differences that we sometimes tend to take for granted.

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  5. Perfect for a beautiful Autumn day.

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    1. Autumn will be heading off into oblivion for this year soon.

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  6. I wish I could take photos like this - they shine.

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    1. That is kind of you to say - I don't have a special camera - just a small point and shoot that fits in my pocket.

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  7. Thanks for sharing - I do miss an English autumn.

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    1. Yes, I can well imagine that Susan, but rest assured that every day is not as lovely as it was yesterday.

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  8. Wonderful display of colors, nature's magic !

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  9. Hello Rosemary, It is getting deeper into autumn now. In Cleveland, the first snow usually falls about now, although one always hopes for the gift of an Indian summer, as we call it.
    --Jim

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    1. Hello Jim - I do believe that they have had some snow on the mountains in Scotland today, but hope that it does not head south just yet, too early for me. Yes, I call it an Indian Summer too, and it has been very much enjoyed.

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  10. Thank goodnes we have captured Autumn at its best, the weather seems to have taken a turn for the worst - I guess it had to happen sometime :(

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    1. Hope it is just a blip Elaine - I am sure there is still some Autumn left for us to enjoy.

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  11. Your photos take my breath away. oh how I would love to tag along on your walks. janey

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    1. I would love to have your company Janey

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  12. Autumn is a beautiful season with all the different colours.
    Many red berries - a cold winter it means down here.

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    1. That is an old wives tales here too - let's hope that they are wrong!

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  13. The detail in those dead leaves is just so crisp and sharp I feel I could touch them through the computer screen!

    Ms Soup

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    1. They are all Beech tree leaves Ms Soup - they are very crispy under foot, and reveal an interesting variety of colourways.

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  14. What stunning photos of my favourite season, Rosemary. I love the mellow colours, and the sunshine in the second picture is wonderful. Enjoy your glorious Autumn.

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    1. I thought that it was all over yesterday Patricia but today the sun and blue skies are back again.

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  15. Beautiful autumn photos. I've been waiting for the beech trees to look their best and they are looking glorious now.

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    1. Beech woods are my favourite in both Spring and Autumn.

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  16. Hello Rosemary,
    Very beautiful pictures! Wonderful!
    A big hug

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    1. Hello Antonia - thank you for such a kind comment and hope all is well with you.

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  17. A variety of lovely photos. I'm still arranging and collecting mine and can't believe there's still full canopy cover in many woods into November. Helps to make the winter seem shorter as I really sink inside every year when the bare trees appear.

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    1. I don't mind the bare trees as I enjoy seeing their skeletal images offset against the sky, but I am, however, happy that their bare appearance should be delayed for as long as possible.

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  18. Dear Rosemary your images of Autumn colours are superb, it must be lovely to walk that way again before all the leaves fall and share with us their beauty. Sarah x

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    1. I have the feeling that the leaves will be still with us for some time yet.

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  19. Stunning photos Rosemary...
    We are having a beautiful Fall over here...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Thank you Linda - it does appear to have been a wonderful autumn for us all in this northern hemisphere - hope all is well with you.

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  20. Dear Rosemary,

    You have captured the beauty of Autumn so well, love all the pretty golden coloured leaves.
    Hope you are having a lovely week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. Dear Carolyn - these Beech leaves are especially lovely at this time of year - thank you for your kind comment.

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  21. So very wonderful autumn-photos.

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  22. These are lovely. I wish I coudl say the autumn colours were as good in Scarborough, Yorks, where we were with my family for the last almost 4 months. there were not as many trees, needless to say but be that as it may, I'm glad I got to be there for that long, to relaly help my mother and sister with my mother's move into assisted living..even thogh she did not want to go, poor mama.

    Hope you are well, Rosemary. A happy Xmas to you!

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    1. I hope that you and Alex have a happy Christmas too Michael. You are a special son, there are not many people that would do what you have just done.

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