September daze

There is something glorious about the late September light.

It warms the heart

And lights up unexpected autumn cameos

In hidden pockets of the woods.

It unfurls ribbons of water

Inviting you to take a dip if you’re brave enough;

And, on the last day of September,

Its glorious golden rays turn the woods into a painting

That speaks of children climbing in the trees

All the way up to the sky

To touch that lovely light

And spread it to the world like laughter.

For more cameos, please visit: Our World.

90 responses

  1. Your part of the world is so pretty!

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    October 17, 2011 at 17:35

  2. where do you live?? because i wanna move there, it looks so beautiful and peaceful..And as usual your pictures are awesome!!😀

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    October 17, 2011 at 17:38

    • I’m an ex-pat Brit living on the outskirts of Stockholm in Sweden.

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      October 17, 2011 at 18:23

  3. how lovely! Your daughter looks so peaceful sitting there!

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    October 17, 2011 at 17:39

  4. Your words paired with those photographs of yours so beautifully paint the magic of this season🙂

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    October 17, 2011 at 17:50

  5. Such a lovely, peaceful looking place! I, too, love the season and its colorful beauty! Breathtaking captures and the perfect words as always, Ladyfi! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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    October 17, 2011 at 18:23

  6. Beautiful…really makes me want to take up photography. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    October 17, 2011 at 18:32

  7. Lovely!!!

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    October 17, 2011 at 18:44

  8. oh wow…loving that tree climbing picture….i love this time of year as well….to be among the trees and water in the crisp air…i love it…

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    October 17, 2011 at 18:46

  9. It’s my very favourite kind of light, and you’ve managed to capture it perfectly!😀

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    October 17, 2011 at 18:57

  10. Riet

    Beautiful photo’s and so eally fall. Love the colors.

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    October 17, 2011 at 19:01

  11. JM

    The composition on top is a winner. Awesome!

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    October 17, 2011 at 19:22

  12. These photos and poem are soooo beautiful! I especially like the photo of the dog swimming.

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    October 17, 2011 at 20:30

  13. Warming and wonderful view of September! Hope you have a nice week:-)

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    October 17, 2011 at 20:34

  14. I agree with your husband. You´ve captured this golden light perfectly! Love it!

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    October 17, 2011 at 20:44

  15. Simply awesome, loved it!

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    October 17, 2011 at 20:48

  16. Nothing like autumn light!

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    October 17, 2011 at 21:01


  17. · As you know, good photos. Always.

    · regards

    CR & LMA
    ________________________________
    ·

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    October 17, 2011 at 21:28

  18. imac

    Wonderful shots, didnt you go swimming too???

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    October 17, 2011 at 22:05

  19. Autumn cameos, I love that. Great pic of your daughter on the rocks.

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    October 17, 2011 at 22:05

  20. That is some glorious light!!

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    October 17, 2011 at 22:06

  21. Thank you. Beautiful words with photos to match.

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    October 17, 2011 at 22:34

  22. This post is just amazing! You have eyes for artistic view of photos..

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    October 17, 2011 at 22:50

  23. Lovely photography….wow!!!

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    October 17, 2011 at 23:12

  24. Fantastic photos!

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    October 17, 2011 at 23:43

  25. Such a wonderful ode to September – in words and photos, Fi. This line especially tugs at my heart:

    “That speaks of children climbing in the trees

    All the way up to the sky

    To touch that lovely light

    And spread it to the world like laughter”

    Which photo to choose as a favorite? I can’t – impossible!

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    October 18, 2011 at 00:15

  26. Lovely, as always. And wow to Oscar … he looks like he is out really far!

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    October 18, 2011 at 02:40

  27. I love the golden light in that shot of the maple treelet beside the huge boulder!! Especially the shadow behind the leaf!!
    And the view of the dog swimming in the water! I love the ripples of water, and the vast blueness surrounding her!

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    October 18, 2011 at 03:15

  28. That last shot…..priceless!!!!

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    October 18, 2011 at 03:27

  29. Your pics are pretty and the narration very good… I can almost feel the air from your part of the world…
    Have a fabulous week ahead:)
    My Yatra Diary…

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    October 18, 2011 at 03:58

  30. Each one of these is a work of art. I especially like your first picture.

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    October 18, 2011 at 04:07

  31. Your world fascinates me…🙂

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    October 18, 2011 at 05:32

  32. Great set of images. First one is my favorite.

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    October 18, 2011 at 05:41

  33. These are such lovely captures.
    Great feel in the post.

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    October 18, 2011 at 05:43

  34. Liked to see your daughter wacthing the water and Oscar swimming in the freezing lake..

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    October 18, 2011 at 05:55

  35. oh my such beauty and such talent to capture it

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    October 18, 2011 at 05:57

  36. —Lady Fi,
    whenever I come to visit, my heart fills up.

    I loooooooooove your dog!

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    October 18, 2011 at 06:03

  37. Lew

    Beautifully done! Images like these calm the soul!

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    October 18, 2011 at 06:14

  38. ds

    Oh, there is nothing like that light. Gorgeous photos, all. Thanks for sharing.

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    October 18, 2011 at 07:04

  39. your photos are gorgeous and i enjoy your commentary.🙂

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    October 18, 2011 at 07:08

  40. Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!! And your words are nothing short of inspiring. Always a treat to come by your blog. Have a great week. Mickie🙂

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    October 18, 2011 at 07:55

  41. Autumn light and the freshness in the air are wonderful. Beautiful photos.

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    October 18, 2011 at 08:24

  42. Beautiful light and atmosphere in these images.

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    October 18, 2011 at 09:38

  43. Just wonderful ! So amazing, so calm…

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    October 18, 2011 at 10:34

  44. Delicious compositions with beautiful light of autumn, I like those trees to the light, a result simply exquisite.

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    October 18, 2011 at 11:19

  45. Great light in teh first shot. Setting sun gave teh girl and the rock some nice dolors.🙂

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    October 18, 2011 at 12:11

  46. Autumn light on water – one of the best sights in the world.

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    October 18, 2011 at 12:36

  47. Happy Tuesday!

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    October 18, 2011 at 13:14

  48. harharhar:) got to love that dog.

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    October 18, 2011 at 13:21

  49. Indeed.I hope that only good things spread like laughter.
    Great shots as always.

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    October 18, 2011 at 13:56

  50. Your eloquent writings and photos captured well the magic of late September light.

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    October 18, 2011 at 15:07

  51. lilalia

    Something very old world about the photos. Sure the water is cold enough to shrink ones toes to nothing.

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    October 18, 2011 at 15:08

  52. wooooooooooow! Luved the calm n the colors

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    October 18, 2011 at 15:26

  53. Such beautiful words and pictures, and beyond that, a beautiful way of looking at the world. I see that someone way up there in the comments wants to live where you live. I believe that is a state of mind that you carry with you!

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    October 18, 2011 at 15:31

    • Awww thanks. Anyone who knows about our harsh winters will probably be put off living here anyway!

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      October 18, 2011 at 16:12

  54. Love the golden sun! And what a cutie, I think she’s eating a heart shaped candy.

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    October 18, 2011 at 16:01

    • Yes – she is! Well spotted.

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      October 18, 2011 at 16:11

  55. Wonderful captures LadyFi.

    I did have to laugh at the girl climbing the tree. Our kids love to do that, but the trees up here are not very climb-friendly. I think our gang would enjoy your part of the world.

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    October 18, 2011 at 16:20

  56. So beautiful!!

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    October 18, 2011 at 16:22

  57. Gorgeous world you are surrounded by ~ marvelous photos ~~thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) linked w/OWT

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    October 18, 2011 at 16:36

  58. I love that late September light too. Your first two photos, with the intense oranges are so pretty, so autumnal.

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    October 18, 2011 at 20:36

  59. The first photo reminds me of The Little Mermaid.🙂 All of them are wonderful shots.

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    October 18, 2011 at 20:43

  60. Stunning photography with soft pretty light – delightful captures!

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    October 18, 2011 at 23:03

  61. Thankyou for the great calming photographs, also the kind comment on my blog.

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    October 18, 2011 at 23:34

  62. Al

    Definitely a beautiful series of fall photos here. Kids and dogs warm the heart too!

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    October 19, 2011 at 01:43

  63. oh my, these are all exquisite photos, but my fave is the second. the light!!! the glow!!! you’ve captured autumn in your unique, gorgeous way. happy day to you Fiona.

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    October 19, 2011 at 02:22

  64. You always have such stunning photos posted, I am never disappointed when I stop by our place. Your Golden is one lucky dog to be out swimming as often as he/she is. My girls always enjoy a good swim in the bay, ocean, creek or even a mud puddle.

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    October 19, 2011 at 03:24

  65. Nice twilight photos Fi – Dave

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    October 19, 2011 at 06:21

  66. I like late September light as the strong sunlight starts getting soften at last in my corner of the world, I enjoyed your awesome photography and narrative as always. I felt like the laughter resonating in my mind when finishing reading the post.

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    October 19, 2011 at 07:18

  67. Lovely photos! The lighting and the scenery are gorgeous. And I always love your cute Oscar.

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    October 19, 2011 at 10:40

  68. i really enjoyed your post!

    wonderful, peaceful photos and i also love the words you paired with them!

    truly gorgeous!

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    October 19, 2011 at 12:21

  69. I can’t wait to see your Halloween pics!

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    October 19, 2011 at 13:32

  70. theflyingpenwriter

    Lovely poetry and again amazing shots – It feels like walking in somebody’s story and I can even hear children laughing.

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    October 19, 2011 at 14:38

  71. How beautiful! The images and words are wonderful.

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    October 19, 2011 at 15:40

  72. Maggie May

    What a lovely selection of Autumn photos. The dog swimming in that icy looking water, makes me feel very cold!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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    October 19, 2011 at 15:46

  73. great lighting in these, and what a happy pup!🙂

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    October 19, 2011 at 18:58

  74. Wonderful post, poems and photos !!

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    October 19, 2011 at 19:49

  75. Beautiful nature scenery, such golden moments, such a gorgeous place – looks like paradise !!
    Warm hugs, isabella

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    October 19, 2011 at 21:16

  76. Your photos certainly made you feel that last and most treasured sunshine…you have a gift for that…Michelle

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    October 19, 2011 at 22:03

  77. Ladyfi,
    Your words and the photos are perfect tribute to the late September light! How eloquently they are speaking its glory.
    Best wishes,
    keiko

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    October 20, 2011 at 04:51

  78. Such a fantastic turn of words:

    “That speaks of children climbing in the trees
    All the way up to the sky
    To touch that lovely light
    And spread it to the world like laughter.”

    I drove back and forth across our state this week and was totally dazzled by the warm Autumn light.

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    October 20, 2011 at 06:02

  79. I love visiting your blog. Your photos are stunning and your words always match perfectly.
    Thank you, jj

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    October 20, 2011 at 06:15

  80. nie place🙂
    nice photo🙂
    awesome

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    October 20, 2011 at 11:37

  81. LadyFi: That was a neat story with your wonderful captures of the nature around around. Your daughter is a fine climber.

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    October 20, 2011 at 16:44

  82. Love your tree climbing shot..and Oscar..one of his last swims this fall:)

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    October 20, 2011 at 16:57

    • Not his last swim at all… He swims until the ice forms on the lake!

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      October 20, 2011 at 18:09

  83. Wonderful images. I especially like the warm golden light in the second image. Makes me feel nice and comfy!

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    October 21, 2011 at 11:08

  84. Indeed, September has that undefined beauty of summer and autumn simultaneously. It is the month of that subtle transition, when the platinum light of summer turns into gold.
    Lovely sentiments to ponder when September is a memory only and October almost over.;)
    And of course, lovely photography as always.
    xoxo

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    October 24, 2011 at 12:58

  85. I love the Golden Retriever swimming in the lake, a small ripple in a big pond. It makes me smile.

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    October 26, 2011 at 07:20

  86. Beautiful indeed..I love the early morning sun the most when everything is just outstanding.

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    October 31, 2011 at 01:59

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