Living in a painting

The other day, my daughter came home from school without her friend

And so she had time to dawdle on the ten-minute walk from the station.

Time to gasp in amazement at the colours of autumn,

To breathe in the serenity of mist and mellowness

As she walked along the lake.

She burst through the door and said,

“Now I understand why you’re always outside with your camera:

We live in a beautiful painting!”

(All these are early morning shots taken on the same day.)

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99 thoughts on “Living in a painting

  1. Your world is indeed a painting and a gorgeous one at that! How wonderful that your daughter was able to see it and grasp it as you would and did! I,too, suspect that you’ve gotten a hint about a Christmas gift for her!! Thanks for sharing! Wonderful way to begin my day!!


  2. Your daughter is exactly right — you do live in a painting. I love the way you have captured the color and light in these marvelous photos. Thank you for sharing them with us.


  3. Beautiful and mesmerising captures Fi. One thing I love about photography is that it sharpens awareness of our surroundings and requires us not to take it for granted. Thanks again for sharing.


  4. What an amazingly brilliant remark about where you live. Actually, I think the photos have a total dream like quality to them. They also look more like paintings than photos! Simply breathtaking, Fi!


  5. Your photography is exquisite ~ but Our World Tuesday is now showing the 41 posts ~ links so can not comment ~ only got here by coming your site directly from the side bar ~ (A Creative Harbor)


  6. It is a blessing to be in a place as beautiful as you have photographed. I love the lovely colors of the fall and the pinkish hues of your photos. How cold does it get there ?


    1. It gets pretty cold here down by the lake. When it freezes over, it’s like living next to a freezer. We have had minus 30C but that is unusually cold. Minus 20 or minus 25 C isn’t that unusual for a couple of days during the winter.


      1. Ooh !

        I am already shivering at the though of it. I was in Ladakh last year around November in an area called Drass. The winter had not set in yet. For me the mere 2- 3 degrees celsius was too much to bear. During peak winters the temperature drops to -40 celsius in the valleys and near the peaks where soldiers are billeted it is well around -60celsius.

        Are winters as beautiful as the autumn in your photographs.. I guess you will be showcasing that soon enough.


  7. Your daughter has obviously learned to appreciate your eye for beauty! That came from her as though it had come from you! What a lovely girl you have! Cheers, Danette


  8. Children aren’t usually interested in scenery – too busy “doing” to “look”! – but there comes a point when as they grow older, they start to appreciate it more. Your daughter will probably get there before most of her friends, because she has your example to follow!


  9. It is so great that your daughter comes to appreciate the nature around her at such an early age. You really do live in a stunning painting!


  10. What a lovely word and lovely shots! I think she will know that she is a part of indispensable compositions of beautiful painting.


  11. Simply magnificient!
    And your daughter is totally right! We live in a beautiful painting and we only need to open our eyes to see it;o)
    Thanks for sharing.

    Hope you are having a fabulous week****


  12. I love your pictures…. the second one in this post is my favorite…. these are amazing. Keep taking Pictures!


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