Tuesday, April 20, 2010

autumn has arrived

We were lucky to go and stay at my favourite place again at the weekend and autumn was so evident here with the beautiful array of coloured carpets of leaves that greeted us.....The colours were amazing....rich golds, reds and browns...

The light filtering through the trees was magical.....there was a quiet calm all around this place.....not a whisper to be heard but the occasional falling leaves let out a gentle swish as they passed you by....

There were so many wonderful spots to take photos through the trees looking back at the buildings beyond forming natures frames....

I tell you these photos have been untouched, no colour added no brightness just nature in its true form.....the beauty for you to see and to touch....

These pin oak branches were nearly bare .... walking under them and through the leaves they let out a loud crunch .....i felt like kicking them high to watch them float then tumble back down to the earth again..

Sitting on the moss covered seats looking back across the lake at the house is one of our favourite spots....here you truly feel the peace that surrounds you ....the calm is reflected in the waters edge but hiding in amongst these leaves are ducks and i gathered quite a few of their beautiful shed feathers to put in my journals...

These two pictures would have to be my favourite....i love the look of the leaves against the building and the furniture......coming away from this place at the weekend where you feel like you have been for days .....you feel refreshed and ready to take on the world again......i will be sad when i can no longer visit but i do treasure the moments i have there and my photos will continually take me on those journeys of discovery and wonder of this amazing place.....


  1. what beautiful images and words of your lovely special place in a country I long to visit.
    Summer approaches here in the Mojave Desert of Joshua Tree California,but my soul always longs for the coolness and change of fall

  2. Dear Wendy,
    It makes me dream more and more!
    Gorgeous pictures in Gorgeous places!!!
    Are they close to you?
    Have a lovely weekend!!
    Hugs, Li :-)

  3. Hello from Chicago. Lesley Riley sent me over, and I'm glad she did. I've only taken a short look so far, but I'm pleased. Spring is just starting here, leaves are finally green, so it seems "safe" to think of fall again. *S*

  4. ohhhh, deep deep sigh. how i long to be back in this place again!!!!! sending you and graeme and lea much much love from the heart of alabama.....xoxo

  5. Thank you for these lovely pictures. The trees look beautiful at this time of the year.
    Love from Ailsa