Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee,
Whether summer clothe the general earth
With greeness, or the redbreast sit and sing
Betwixt the tufts of snow on the bare branch
Of mossy apple-tree, while the nigh thatch
Smokes in the sun-thaw; whether the eave-drops fall
Heard only in the trances of the blast,
Or if the secret ministry of frost
Shall hang them up in silent icicles,
Quietly shining to the quiet Moon.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Images of Autumn

I'm off to Sussex again this morning so this is just going to be a few photographs taken over the last couple of weeks in the woods where I go each day with Bilbo Baggins who will probably be making an appearance in one or two of them and a couple of the garden.All will look better if you click twice and get the larger version. This is a sweet chestnut lying on the woodland floor
and a late bramble flower which is a really pretty pink instead of the more usual white
This is really more late summer than autumn but it's such a pretty image of seedheads that I couldn't resist including it
This is another of the photos I took in Cheshire a couple of weeks ago.

A particularly rich hued fungus
This was a misty morning in the garden, I must admit I rather like days like this, it makes everything look rather mysterious.
I love the different shades of green in the lichens on this tree
'It's no use, I've just got to learn to climb trees!'

The last photo isn't very good but makes me laugh,Bilbo had been chasing a squirrel which had just shot up this tree and he was desperate to follow it up there.
Here he is again.

Late afternoon sun in the garden.

That's it, got to go, back to blogging at the end of the week.


Britt-Arnhild said...

Thanks for letting me do a forest walk with you. I am going to Lindisfarne in just 10 days now, I hope autumn will stay green and pleasant.

VintagePretty said...

Those photos are absolutely beautiful, they catch the feeling of Autumn perfectly! Have fun in Sussex :)

miss*R said...

is that your garden? It is beautiful! gorgeous photos too - thanks for showing us xo

Granny K said...

Lovely post, Rowan. Thank you for the walk. (No spiders, I hope!)

Anonymous said...

How fortunate you are to have such beauty on your door step and when seen like this,bathed in mist, it does add a mystery all it's own.Your dog looks quite at home in the woods, I imagine his name is quite appropriate...sharing Bilbo's quick wits and adventurous spirit..!

Janet said...

If I had that garden to walk in, I would never leave home! It's absolutely gorgeous. I like misty mornings, too (don't get many here!) and always think they're mystical feeling.

Daisy Lupin said...

Gorgeous garden. I especially love the first photograph of the sun coming through the forest trees, it is absolutely magical. You could just imagine if you had got there a minute earlier you might have seen fairies cavorting. I also love the mists you get in the early morning, I was watching it through the bedroom window at 6.30 yesterday morning. Alway reminds me of 'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.'

Remiman said...

Well, I can see by these photos of your enchanting environs that it is inevitable that I come for a visit.
When would be a good time for you? ;-)
Oh, any of those inviting ba. ked delicacies would serve me well if it suits you. lol

plainandsimple said...

Beautiful photographs!

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Love your pictures, especially Bilbo trying to get the squirrel...the funny thing!


simmyb said...

What beautiful photographs. Wonder what you're doing in Sussex this time - looking forward to finding out.

Kelli said...

Incredible photos!! I just love the moss covered tree!
Thank you for sharing them with us!