Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Late Autumn


Now Autumn's fires burn slowly o'er hills and dales.

Day by day leaves change colour.

Bright skies beckon, 



come quick, come see,
as the leaves drift earthwards, 
in glittering flurries of gold;

They're covering the sleeping flowers,
in a warm embrace,

and spreading leafy carpets,

throughout our woods.


And as we walk through them,

they chatter and crunch beneath our feet.

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  1. Wonderful colours and the delightful Cotswold village.

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    1. We live high up and we can look down into 5 valleys - hence the title of this blog.

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  2. Beautiful autumn views- especially the first and last shots.

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  3. Oh, Rosemary, such beauty. The first scene would look pretty on a Christmas card.

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    1. Thank you Betty - I am delighted that you enjoyed seeing this Autumn season.

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  4. How beautiful those photos are, such beautiful colours of your autumn.

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    1. This Autumn we have had lots of sunshine and blue skies which makes the colours so divine.

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  5. There is a great deal of romance in these lovely photos. That first picture is so charming. I am ready to pack up and move there!
    Our leaves are still changing color, suddenly the jet stream dropped bringing very cold weather. This afternoon it started to snow and now everything is covered. It is a rare event here in the dead of winter. I have never seen it happen this early in the season.

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    1. How strange Catherine that you should already have experienced some snow - there is no doubt that the climate definitely appears to be changing even though many 'so called experts' say it is not.

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  6. A perfect set of pictures and words. The leaves are wonderful in Sussex this week too although disappearing rapidly. B x

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    1. Thank you Barbara - hope you are enjoying a wonderful time in Sussex.

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  7. Lovely photos and words Rosemary. I've enjoyed, in my mind as I view the images, walking along that path, looking up at the wonderful canopy of colourful leaves and looking down on the beautiful scene below. Thank you.

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    1. I loved the fact that you walked along this pathway with me Linda and that you enjoyed it.

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  8. I think autumn is one of the best seasons for photography, you made lovely photos of the nature!

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    1. We in northern Europe need our seasons, they are an intrinsic part of our being.

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  9. Wonderful autumn scenes and a nice choice of verse.

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    1. Thank you John - perhaps I am a poet, and don't know it!

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  10. Autumn in the cotswolds? It seems more than magical!

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    1. Lovely to hear from you Olympia, and hope all is well with you. It is certainly a lovely time of the year here.

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  11. Dear Rosemary, I love it all! The photos and the words. I especially like the leaves covering the sleeping flowers in a warm embrace. .

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    1. Dear Gina - thank you so much, I appreciate your kind comment, and I am pleased that you enjoyed it.

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  12. Hello Rosemary, Autumn walks are amazing. Not only the colors and the dried leaves to walk on, but the crisp temperatures keep the bugs down, too! For some there is the chore of raking, but who wouldn't prefer that to the shoveling about to arrive?
    --Jim

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    1. Hello Jim - we had an unexpected amount of that white stuff last year, and I am crossing my fingers that it will be far, far, less this winter, if at all. All of our fallen leaves are composted to use on our garden next year.

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  13. Beautiful I always enjoy seeing these woods captured throughout the seasons. it must be a wonderful walk. Sarah x

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    1. This Autumn we have all seen wonderful leaf colours and blue skies which makes walking so pleasurable. Following on from the wonderful snowfalls, then the balmy summer - it has been a memorable year for us all.

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  14. Lovely autumnal set. The Cotswolds has some fantastic scenery and villages. You must be really chuffed with those photos. Great result.

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    1. Full credit for the photos must go to the glorious weather we have been enjoying and the majestic trees and scenery themselves, but thank you Bob I appreciate your kind comment very much.

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  15. What glorious photos, Rosemary, of autumn in your corner of England. Seeing the path through the woods makes me think of Frith Wood where we walked several years ago, and I imagine it looks very similar to your photo now. The photo taken from above of the town and church below is simply lovely.

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    1. Next year I must try and visit Frith Wood during the Autumn and show it to you. The hamlet is called Woodchester - it is home to one of the most complex and intricate Roman mosaic pavement designs found in northern Europe, but it is hidden beneath grounds near the church. It is thought to have been the country house of a Roman Governor of the province or the home of a Roman General called Vespasian. It is huge and complete but has not been revealed since 1973 because of the congestion it caused for the villagers and their narrow lanes and roads when so many tourists flocked to see it.

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  16. Dear Rosemary - The landscape with autumn foliage of your place is mesmerizing.. Each and every photo is fabulous and the first image looks like one page of a fairy tale. What a blessing for you to live in such a world. In my place, autumn is entering the final stage with Japanese Maples changing into fiery red.

    Yoko

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    1. Dear Yoko - thank you for your kind comment - enjoy those last vestiges of autumn in Japan and in particular those fiery red leaves of the maples.

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    2. Magical and enchanted atmosphere in the woods , truly beautiful photos !

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    3. I am very touched by your comment Jane - thank you.

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  17. I agree with Yoko that the first picture looks to be right out of the pages of a fairy tale. Walking down that leaf covered trail would be a real treat!

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    1. Come over in Autumn Janey and I will take you along that leafy trail.

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  18. WOW! I've just found your blog. What stunning photos and lovely poetry :) How did you get your photos so big?! I've added myself to your follow list. Best, Jane :)

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    1. Dear Jane - thank you for your extremely kind comment, and welcome.
      I always reduce my photos to 800 pixels, and as long as the margins on your blog layout are wide enough, then it is possible to show them in the extra large size format.

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    2. Thank you for the explanation. I'll give it a try :)

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