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Autumn Harvest

Admittedly, England makes it difficult to like autumn. It’s dark in the mornings, damp and cold. The skies are filled with so many grey clouds that it feels like night time all day long, and the rain pours with such a relentless familiarity that one starts to distinguish between the different types of rain – sometimes large droplets, sometimes thin and fizzy, hanging like a sustained low-lying cloud around the pavements, making mincemeat of your carefully quaffed outfit and once perfectly sleek hair. With its best friend, the Autumnal wind, the rain laughs in your face, making horseplay of your attempts to hold up an umbrella, with which you are ever fighting to prevent it turning inside out or flying off down the road. Ah yes, the English autumn has, like the summer and spring before it, been a bit of a damp squid so far. But on the rare day that the sun shines, when the translucent brown leaves shimmer like gold, when the soggy auburns turn into a burnished bronze, the autumn can look truly stunning.

In fact, as these photographs will show, autumn is a ripe source of inspiration for me and my little pocket camera – an autumn harvest if you will. When the surrounding green swathes are ripe with fungi, with leaves of varying colours, when the shedding trees start to reveal the glory of their winding, twisty branches, and the shadows are long, dark and potent.

Without further ado I leave you with a gallery of my photographs, from those taken in the London parks, to the multicoloured pumpkins, squash and nuts and conkers imported into my home.

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6 Comments Post a comment
  1. beautiful pictures….. what type of tree has the twisted bark? and what is a conker?

    October 20, 2012
    • Thanks! I’m not actually too sure, I think it’s an oak, but couldn’t swear to it – some twist and some don’t it seems. A conker is what we call the shiny brown seeds that fall from horse-chestnut trees.

      October 21, 2012
  2. Gorgeous shots!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    October 20, 2012
  3. petit4chocolatier #

    Gorgeous pictures!

    October 20, 2012
  4. Wonderful autumn images!

    October 21, 2012

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