Delicious autumn

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
— George Eliot

There is something special about the blue weather of October with its intense skies. The leaves glow as if they were part of a Monet painting.


The very light of autumn makes the treetops sing and the grass shine.

The falling of the leaves whisper to the living, of new beginnings hidden there in the ending of things.

And there, up in the blue, a single leaf takes wing – the butterfly of autumn – to remind us that life is change.

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60 responses

  1. Ah, the first image is absolutely stunning. I know and recognize the sentiment, it is as if everything is painted by an unseen artist. The last splendor before the colourless winter arrives.;)
    xoxo

    October 21, 2010 at 11:33

  2. SirPe

    Mmmmmm, I love the fiery colours of autumn, and you have captured them perfectly in your pics! :-D

    October 21, 2010 at 11:37

  3. you changed templates….blue….

    nice pics…for some reason the leaves on the fence grabbed me…

    October 21, 2010 at 12:11

    • Yes, the changing of the seasons inspired me to change templates…

      October 21, 2010 at 12:48

  4. I see you !!!

    And honestly, your photographs make my heart sing.

    October 21, 2010 at 12:30

  5. I love that last one. Very usual to capture a leaf in flight.

    October 21, 2010 at 12:52

    • It was so hard to capture that leaf!

      October 21, 2010 at 12:55

  6. Love the pics, but also love the new layout!!!!! Your pics really stand out here!

    October 21, 2010 at 13:52

    • Thanks. Took me ages to find a template that I thought could work…

      October 21, 2010 at 13:57

  7. Beautiful, vibrant shots. You capture the season so well. I stood outside yesterday trying to catch a falling leaf .. with my camera, that is. I just wasn’t quick enough. I’m so impressed that you managed it. :)

    October 21, 2010 at 14:09

  8. Your photos are always breathtaking. Love stopping by for a glimpse at the world around you.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

    October 21, 2010 at 14:13

  9. The serenity of autumn. Such wonderful photographs. And the George Eliot-quote captures a thought I’ve often had – to go travelling in autumn and constantly fly further, to yet another country where there is still autumn.

    Here is another quote, from The October Country by Ray Bradbury:

    “That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts.”

    Now, this is your blog and what I do now is somewhat irregular. But would you allow me to share some of my own autumn photographs with you and your readers? If so, here is a link to The Autumn Gallery:

    (I am adding , in the hope that it will not be broken up when posted.)

    Should you find this untoward (to publish this link on your blog), I totally understand and in that case just erase this comment.

    All the best,
    Bellis

    October 21, 2010 at 14:18

    • I would love to see your Autumn Gallery. Please re-post as the link got lost in cyberspace!

      October 21, 2010 at 14:28

  10. We had the shiniest of autumn days here yesterday. You put the words to what I could only feel.
    Great capture of the single leaf.
    The new layout is really wonderful.

    October 21, 2010 at 14:31

  11. Ah, ok. I thought that was maybe an automatic function on the blog, stopping any links.

    I’ll try again, then:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/anders.bellis/TheAutumnGallery#

    If it works this time, the pictures are enlarged when clicked, of course, and using the arrows one can view picture after picture. There are 24 of them in all.

    All the best,
    Bellis

    October 21, 2010 at 14:33

    • It works!

      I love sharing links – surely that is what blogging is all about?

      October 21, 2010 at 14:34

      • Personally, I totally agree with you about the sharing of links. But I would also understand if somebody didn’t want others to add material to their blog, so to speak.

        Anyway, glad that it works!

        All the best,
        Bellis

        October 21, 2010 at 14:39

    • Loved your autumn gallery. Wonderful!

      October 21, 2010 at 14:40

  12. Thanks for commenting on my blog, which led me to here. Beautiful photos and writing! I’ll be back.

    October 21, 2010 at 14:34

  13. Clive

    Just wonderful, thank you!

    October 21, 2010 at 16:31

  14. Love the new blog format! Gorgeous photos, and I’ve seen the quote appear a few times recently. Delicious is autumn!

    October 21, 2010 at 16:47

  15. Beautiful photo’s and words. Oh yes…”life is change.” XX

    October 21, 2010 at 17:01

  16. love the perspective in the second shot as well as the elongated shadow ~ the composition gives a feeling of warmth with a bit of eeriness added to it.

    great template!

    October 21, 2010 at 17:05

  17. Blu

    OOOh I feel all light headed!…love those happy trees!

    October 21, 2010 at 17:07

  18. I love your new look, along with the pics!

    October 21, 2010 at 17:40

  19. Oooohhh would you look at those blue skies!! I’m looking out the window and all I can see is grey :-(

    Love the new look blog

    C x

    Ps. Sorry for not being about much…Uni has fully kicked in and I’m feeling a bit swamped

    October 21, 2010 at 17:45

  20. I really enjoyed the blue skies in these. We have had lots of gray here.

    October 21, 2010 at 19:22

  21. Your new blog look is WOW! You are such a keen observer, Fi. Your compositions and words dazzle and inspire.

    October 21, 2010 at 22:45

  22. gutsywriter

    First, I love your new blog design. Very crisp and clean. Secondly, the yellow against the blue. Isn’t that the Swedish flag too?

    October 22, 2010 at 00:21

    • Yes, you’re right. It IS the Swedish flag!

      October 22, 2010 at 05:26

  23. I love ‘new beginnings hidden there in the endings of things’….. I need to remember that instead of mourning because Autumn is too short. (At my age especially.)

    Lovely lovely post as always Lady Fi!!

    October 22, 2010 at 01:48

  24. LadyFi: That was a neat set of Fall photos.

    October 22, 2010 at 02:14

  25. Pure gold to start, pure enchantment to finish. I think my favorite is the leaves on the fence – there’s something about that composition that really appeals to me.

    Super series of photos!

    October 22, 2010 at 02:53

  26. Glowing leaves and autumn butterflies — perfectly written and beautifully illustrated.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    October 22, 2010 at 03:10

  27. Such a fantastic post! And you are so right about autumn and all it’s beauty. Your photos are superb as are your thoughts and words and they are so very true! Always a delight to come here each week! And thank you for your visits and kind words! Have a beautiful weekend!

    Sylvia

    October 22, 2010 at 05:51

  28. Beautiful sky series!love the view of y0ur w0rld!

    it’s your birthday lightbluelife the secret of existence

    October 22, 2010 at 06:05

  29. the first photo is absolutely beautiful! lovely October light.

    October 22, 2010 at 06:37

  30. Gorgeous pictures. I’m just back from New York where the fall colors were turning. It was such a treat.

    Hope all is well with you.

    Cheers, jj

    October 22, 2010 at 07:12

  31. Fabulous shots. I loved the blue sky and colors of autumn.

    October 22, 2010 at 07:31

  32. Breathtakingly gorgeous. There’s something really invigorating about autumn colours, isn’t there!

    October 22, 2010 at 10:53

  33. Your dog in your header photo might like to hear this true story that my friend told. We are still at the tail end of winter, and it is a wet winter so it is very muddy.

    My friend’s border collie has long hair and gets caked with mud. She takes her to the dog hairdresser to trim a bit off. When she came back, dog is bald.

    Now, Dog finds it too cold to go outside, and lies in a warmed blanket.

    October 22, 2010 at 12:50

  34. Such gorgeous sky images! I love “the butterfly of autumn” great capture. :)

    October 22, 2010 at 13:08

  35. Your peaceful and clear autumnal sky bring us a lot of happiness.
    Thank you for sharing.
    ヽ(=´▽`=)ノ

    October 22, 2010 at 13:20

  36. Mar

    I love autumn! love your fall pictures.
    My SkyWatch

    October 22, 2010 at 15:58

  37. Sorry I’ve been so scarce the past few months! Lots of things going on and I wasn’t able to blog hop at all. I’ve been looking through your past posts and you’ve got some truly stunning captures here. I especially like the “model” pics of the kids at the lake at sunset – wow!

    October 22, 2010 at 17:36

  38. It’s amazing it’s gorgeous! Love it! Happy weekend.
    This week skies

    October 22, 2010 at 18:04

  39. What a brilliant blue the color of the sky is! Awesome.

    October 22, 2010 at 18:34

  40. Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
    thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work

    Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

    Regards, Bram

    My SkyWatch on WordPress

    Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 15

    October 22, 2010 at 19:06

  41. Beautiful skies!!

    Kay, Alberta

    October 22, 2010 at 19:22

  42. Helt underbara och typiskt svenska bilder…med de “rätta färgerna”. Bilden med din skugga är härlig!
    Önskar dig en riktigt skön helg.

    October 22, 2010 at 20:43

  43. Love the golden leaves! Great photos :)

    October 22, 2010 at 22:44

  44. All your photos today are simply stunning. You did an excellent job on these beautiful fall leaves and bright blue skies.

    October 22, 2010 at 23:08

  45. I love that first picture and the blog looks GREAT!

    October 23, 2010 at 00:09

  46. The leaves have that inner glow you mention. I really like the self portrait also.

    October 23, 2010 at 01:49

  47. Beautiful words to match a stunning display of Autumn colours and scenes! I especdially love the leaves caught in the wire netting! So symbolic!

    October 23, 2010 at 03:42

  48. Excellent autumnal post.

    October 23, 2010 at 04:56

  49. Your skies are lovely!! I also like the photos is your header..very impressive! Have a great weekend..Snow you say..say it isn’t so..I am not ready for winter. I bet you are not ready for it either:)

    October 23, 2010 at 04:57

  50. So beautiful!
    It is that time of the year!

    October 23, 2010 at 14:54

  51. I have been loving these clear, sunny days with October skies. They are the best of the whole year.

    October 23, 2010 at 15:58

  52. This is a lovely set pictures. The autumn colours are so lovely, but it is what comes afterwards that scares me. I don’t think I would survive a Northern hemisphere winter.

    October 24, 2010 at 19:13

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