Capturing the essence of autumn


Slowly the leaves are crumbling under our feet or rotting  into the ground, the cold snaps will return soon and autumn will be forgotten. In the studio I simply aimed to draw and mix the colours of the leaves which tumbled from the sky.  

I hope you are all well. In the UK many of us have the home fires burning, casseroles and soups bubbling and we’re rushing about. I treat myself to Echinacea tea with a spoonful of local honey to keep colds and sore throats away.

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Sunflowers swirling



Sunflowers swirling,

Warm faces wearing seaside hats;

Tower over faded filligree blooms;

A haven of stamens twirling,

Toasted cinnamon seedheads crackling

In marmalade sunshine.

Wintery Willows


Billowy fiendish wind sweeps

 Sighing leaves from

Wintery willows reaching,

Leaning slender beams

From tender pillows, bending

o’er crispy fire red carpeted paths,

Beside the glistening river Ouse

Silently soothes.

Prolific Pumpkins


pumpkins

Prolific pumpkins

Like giant orange

Bon bons,

Longingly waiting

For the

Halloween harvest.

This year the pumpkins have been prolific, everywhere in the English counties of Lincolnshire and Norfolk are fields of ‘giant orange bom boms’.  Pumpkins make great pie and soup too!  There are many cottages dressed up for Halloween parties and many children and adults getting excited too. What will you be doing on Halloween?  Have fun! 🙂

Cee’s fun foto challenge: the colour green-autumnal green medley


Grapproaching thunderstorm

This photo challenge gave me the opportunity to focus on a photographic autumnal medley of shots taken on my recent walks as summer faded and the moist musty mornings came in abundance, with jewelled spider webs and bright fruits dangling with illuminated raindrops.

I hope you enjoy my medley. Spot a little friend working hard on a ‘summery’ day.

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colour green medley

Cees fun foto challenge:contrasting colours-hedgerow berries


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I almost fell into the hedge when taking this shot, but I couldn’t resist the temptation. Beautiful glossy red berries, probably deadly to birds because they are always left dangling, withering away eventually, quite sad really. However they make a photographer’s day! Enjoy!