28.9.11

Autumn is becoming more golden

































I don't remember really feeling the demise of everything in autumn the way that I do now. Every day I am witnessing the decay and disappearance of summer. I know that as a child I loved kicking the falling leaves into piles on the way home from school. We spent hours collecting conkers, eyeing up apples in the neighbours gardens and dillydallying while the warm breeze blew in our hair.


Today I remembered it. It was that warm breeze, blasting away the working day cobwebs. I started to notice the beauty of the golden light and the special tones of September. I stopped on a ditch and gorged on big blackberries, the best ones eaten, I didn't even get any pics! Looking down the lens, changes things, opens up small worlds, turns the decay into a kind of magic, and cheers me up......How are you dealing with the fading light these days?




12 comments:

  1. I wish I could take photographs like those! If Autumn melancholia strikes, I say to myself that if we didn't have Autumn, we wouldn't have Spring.

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  2. For me the daylight ends all too quickly at this time of year - today has been warm and lovely - but I wanted to sit out this evening and drink it all in, but it isn't even 7.30 and already dark - that for me is the worst part of autumn, that and waking up in the dark. So I think the answer is make the most of the daylight hours while you can.

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  3. Although I love this time of year the daylight ends far too quickly - I would have liked to have been sitting outside enjoying the warmth we have had today - but it is already dark at 7.30. I don't suppose you can have your cake and eat it.

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  4. Yes it's hard at this time of the year, but so far I suppose we have the colours and the changing landscape to enjoy, it all has an effect, but the evenings closing in as they say here, has the biggest effect.

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  5. I have finally accepted the fact that fall is coming. I, too, hate to see summer end. Now I'm looking forward to spring!

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  6. Looking forward to autumns wonderful soft light illuminating the landscape. Crisp clear days and not having to get up at 4am to photograph a sunrise.

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  7. On the positive side light is so warm and mellow, and the colour from a similar warm part of the palette that this time of year is a joy. I don't cope with the nights drawing in and the feeling of an ending somehow. Your photos show the beauty in decay.

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  8. Wow, i am suddenly aware again of the season we are deprived of! Amazing colors which i always cherish, despite my not seeing it yet in person. And that fern leaf is very beautiful with texture so great!

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  9. I love the colors of fall. My favorite photo is the last one. So dreamy...

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  10. Actually. I've been in hospital since 8/1 so I do appreciate this flavor of fall. I'm getting ou8t next week. Yay.

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  11. What beautiful pictures - and capturing the best thing about autumn, the fabulous colour... glorious!

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  12. Thank you for these beautiful images. Yes, there is something so pensive about autumn, but I'm choosing to see Hope through my window. Writing about it here: http://www.hopeonhope.com.

    Thank you for showing us what you see.

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