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A short walk on the lane reveals the warm colours of autumn


































While I am still pining for summer, I was heartened this evening by the warm colours of autumn on the lane. Yes everything is turning, the light is fading, and there is a chill in the air. But the golden ferns are just crisping at the edges, the hawthorn trees are laden with haws and the heather is blooming in soft shades of purple and lilac. The setting sun has moved into the south west again, and we are so aware here that the skies are that bit darker, so much earlier in the evenings.

The autumn colours as always are inspiring, a reminder that nature is the most wonderful gardener of all, and this little lane as usual continues to reveal that simple truth, that the natural world can't really be improved on. That goes for each of us too, do you think?





20 comments:

  1. I could definitely be improved upon!

    Our evenings are noticeably darker all of a sudden, and our mornings come later.

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  2. The photos of berries are awesome! Are those wildflowers growing from those rocks? They are really beautiful now. What a wonderful view.

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  3. Oh this is the start of very wonderful photos in blogs again, as most of you from temperate climes will be posting my favorite autumn colors. It is very exciting for me as we don't have your seasons, we only have dry and wet, pretty boring huh!

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  4. I suppose that's the beauty of blogging, we can see and experience the world through the eyes of others! That is wild heather growing on the rock. I love the way it tumbles out everywhere right now. The first berries are haws the juicy ones are from the wild honeysuckle plant. I'm sure you are good enough just as you are Esther!!!

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  5. Don't you just love autumn there is something very bounteous about it - a last fling before winter. Excellent post. It's making me all wistful!

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  6. Catching up on your posts and all the beautiful photos. I love fall, it is my favourite time of year. There's just this quality about it that makes me look deeper, something very soulful about this season.

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  7. Great photos, I love the colour at this particular time of year too, especially the beech trees. Their mix of gold, organge and green can be so very beautiful. I know what you mean about still pining for summer, it feels like it never really began and we're still waiting for it to start!

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  8. I am beginning to really love your walks! The way you frame your views is so inviting. You live in a very beautiful place.

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  9. Wow! The heather is stunning against the rocks. Autumn colours are so sumptuous <3

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  10. Wish I was out walking now! Am holed up in a hotel in the midlands pining for summer,autumn, anything but to be here working! As always it has been lovely of you all to respond so kindly:-) so back to work for me

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  11. Beautiful post, in Orkney we share many of the same gorgeous colours, not so much the trees (!) but the bracken, the Heather and our gorgeous red comes from hips of roses, especially rugosa.

    Gorgeous photographs as always

    Fay

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  12. I just want to stare at your beautiful pictures and take it all in. I love your photography, and aspire to do better myself.

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  13. I suppose it IS time to think Autumn... soon, but not today. Still trying to find my lost Summer... went by w-a-y too fast. The Autumn changes in your pics are beautiful.

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  14. Beautiful photos and words - love it :-)

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  15. I love Autumn and your photographs remind me why I do! We are heading into Spring here and whilst I delight in the freshness and greenery of Spring I am reminded that Autumn is possibly just as lovely! Lovely photos!

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  16. Stunning photos - autumn is my favourite time of the year - I feel liberated from all that expectation and hope for a beautiful summer and the disappointment when that doesn't happen and just enjoy the pleasures of autumn.

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  17. I don't know how anyone lives where there are not four distinct seasons-- including winter but especially fall. It's coming...

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  18. It's still late summer here. I'm not ready for fall quite yet, although I'm glad the tropical storm has left and the weather has cooled down. The heather is so beautiful! Heather can be purchased here, which is ridiculous, because it doesn't grow well in our hot, humid climate. It's wonderful to see it growing so happily in its native area!

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  19. I love all the colours of the seasons but somehow autumnal colours give me a warmth. They are comfortable shades.

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  20. Lovely comments, thank you all. Heather is beautiful especially in it's natural environment. You are making me think about taking some more photos of it...... It's funny what you take for granted in your own place.

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