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 responses

  1. And what a lovely painting it is and what an observant daughter you have!

    October 8, 2012 at 15:35

  2. I agree with her! (And I bet I know what she asks for for Christmas!)

    October 8, 2012 at 15:37

  3. Häpnadsväckande bilder:)

    October 8, 2012 at 15:59

  4. And in that walk she seemingly began to follow in your footsteps….terrific.

    October 8, 2012 at 16:10

  5. Wow! Just… WOW! Stunning beauty captured through the lens. It must be gratifying that your daughter now sees what your eyes see.

    October 8, 2012 at 16:14

  6. Don

    I have never seen so many moods in one place as you have conveyed it. Such a special place. Absolutely beautiful

    October 8, 2012 at 16:17

  7. Sylvia Kirkwood

    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!!

    October 8, 2012 at 16:19

  8. Hudson Howl

    Breathing it all in! Not going to exhale. Ever!

    October 8, 2012 at 16:57

  9. I love the title of this post, for starters. And the photos are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!:)

    October 8, 2012 at 17:17

  10. Absoulutely gorgeous… We do live in a painting. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year.

    October 8, 2012 at 17:27

  11. Jim

    Simply beautiful, Fiona! And how lovely your daughter appreciates the beauty.

    October 8, 2012 at 17:48

  12. TexWisGirl

    this brought tears to my eyes…

    October 8, 2012 at 17:53

  13. Wow, these are breathtaking and beautiful! What a lovely painting you live in.

    October 8, 2012 at 17:54

  14. Autumn’s treasures, so well captured here, Knowing your daughter is appreciating this beauty as well, must be music to your ears :-)

    October 8, 2012 at 18:01

  15. So much wisdom from your daughter! You certainly do. Exquisite photos. Bet she takes after her mama.:)

    October 8, 2012 at 18:03

  16. She saw it too! That’s wonderful.

    October 8, 2012 at 18:11

  17. imac

    Just fantastic, best season to photograph.

    October 8, 2012 at 18:16

  18. Absolutely stunning….all of them.

    October 8, 2012 at 18:30

  19. Pat

    How incredibly beautiful these scenes are! Your daughter sees it too – how wonderful!

    October 8, 2012 at 18:36

  20. She got an appropriate phrase! You are so glad to live as a hue of painting… Fabulous photos with charm of autumn!

    October 8, 2012 at 18:38

  21. That’s true. They are really beautiful painting.:)

    October 8, 2012 at 18:51

  22. 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.

    October 8, 2012 at 18:54

  23. Yeah, you live in a beautiful painting.:) Such a sweet thing to hear. Lovely shots:)

    October 8, 2012 at 18:58

  24. beautiful ♥

    October 8, 2012 at 19:07

  25. indrani

    Your captures are so magical. I always wish to step in to them.

    October 8, 2012 at 19:07

  26. A very smart girl, your daughter!!!

    October 8, 2012 at 19:36

  27.   Yes, I want to go to dream and live in this beautiful place, and bathe my face with those colors so delicate.

    October 8, 2012 at 19:37

  28. Isn’t it amazing when they understand!! And you certainly do live in a beautiful painting!!!

    October 8, 2012 at 19:43

  29. The colours in these photos are really amazing.

    October 8, 2012 at 20:02

  30. Bob

    She is absolutely right, try giving her your camera for an hour. You might be nicely suprised.

    October 8, 2012 at 20:21

  31. wonderful autumn colors and refelctions, stunning photos

    October 8, 2012 at 21:37

  32. A simple way of describing your amazing photography.

    October 8, 2012 at 22:01

  33. Your world is so dreamy and beautiful! The colors are intoxicating to see.

    October 8, 2012 at 22:14

  34. Priceless & True.

    You do live in a beautiful painting, Lady Fi. Xx

    October 8, 2012 at 22:15

  35. beautiful and inspiring!!

    happy belated thanksgiving!!!!


    October 8, 2012 at 22:27

  36. we live in a beautiful painting….smiles…now that is a beautiful thought….and some cool pics too….cute…

    October 8, 2012 at 23:02

  37. we live in a beautiful painting….ha what a cool comment…and how true…when we slow down enough and eliminate the distractions to see it…

    October 8, 2012 at 23:02

  38. Beautiful, how lucky you are to see this as you are walking!

    October 8, 2012 at 23:10

  39. 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.

    October 8, 2012 at 23:33

  40. cloudia

    You walk in beauty. . . and take us along

    Aloha from Waikiki,
    Have a sweet week
    Comfort Spiral


    October 9, 2012 at 00:10

  41. 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!

    October 9, 2012 at 00:14

  42. 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)

    October 9, 2012 at 00:22

  43. Ahhhh!

    October 9, 2012 at 00:36

  44. Your daughter and I are of one mind, Fi. Magical!

    October 9, 2012 at 00:46

  45. Wow, you do live in a painting!

    October 9, 2012 at 00:50

  46. You do indeed live in a painting. So beautiful!

    October 9, 2012 at 02:50

  47. Oh yes, I could live in these paintings, truly magical!

    October 9, 2012 at 03:07

  48. 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 ?

    October 9, 2012 at 03:37

    • 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.

      October 9, 2012 at 05:40

      • ezee123

        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.

        October 9, 2012 at 07:34

      • ladyfi

        I do love winter when the sun is shining. It can be very beautiful!

        October 9, 2012 at 08:32

  49. Beautiful and magical.

    October 9, 2012 at 04:08

  50. “Live in a painting”, I can’t find any better words. Among all the fabulous shots, my favorite is “the serenity of mist and mellowness.”

    October 9, 2012 at 04:18

  51. Have a wonderful Monday!

    October 9, 2012 at 04:36

  52. The fact that you live in a painting is great, the better thing is that you and your daughter realize that.

    October 9, 2012 at 04:58

  53. onceupona

    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

    October 9, 2012 at 05:17

  54. How wonderful that she lives in a spot where her love for beauty can be indulged.

    October 9, 2012 at 06:31

  55. Superb views, congratulations. I am greeting

    October 9, 2012 at 09:02

  56. You certainly do live in a beautiful painting Fi. Wonderful photos. You daughter expressed it well – Dave

    October 9, 2012 at 09:47

  57. what a wonderful world!:)

    October 9, 2012 at 11:09

  58. lovely painting where you live.:)

    October 9, 2012 at 11:57

  59. 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!

    October 9, 2012 at 12:18

  60. 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!

    October 9, 2012 at 12:48

  61. Awe-some!

    October 9, 2012 at 14:47

  62. readerwil

    Yes I agree: you live in a painting! Very beautiful.!

    October 9, 2012 at 15:29

  63. What she said is so correct, you live in a magical camera ready world… few people are blessed like this.

    Stunning shots.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

    October 9, 2012 at 16:44

  64. Stunning photos!

    October 9, 2012 at 17:14

  65. Indeed you do!!

    October 9, 2012 at 19:19

  66. Kharma

    So very true. Your world IS beautiful and thank you for sharing it with us!

    October 9, 2012 at 20:00

  67. Like a watercolour painting!

    October 9, 2012 at 20:34

  68. Well said!

    October 9, 2012 at 20:51

  69. Kudos to your daughter for saying what we struggle to understand on a daily basis.:)

    October 9, 2012 at 20:58

  70. What a great observation your daughter made and the shots are stunning.

    October 9, 2012 at 21:08

  71. I love this! Your daughter is right — and how wonderful to witness her !Aha! moment. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    October 9, 2012 at 21:37

  72. You really live in the most photogenic place on earth!

    October 9, 2012 at 23:39

  73. cosmos

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

    October 10, 2012 at 01:11

  74. Al

    You do live in a beautiful painting, great shots!

    October 10, 2012 at 02:28

  75. Amazing, warm, peaceful images. Thanks for visiting Mandarin Orange Monday and for your comment:)

    October 10, 2012 at 04:58

  76. What stunning images. And your daughter has a wonderful way of looking at the world.

    October 10, 2012 at 05:56

  77. Beautiful, and so wonderful that your daughter has really “seen” it.

    October 10, 2012 at 06:09

  78. I second your daughters thoughts absolutely!:) Beautiful painting indeed with lovely season colors filled in them:)

    October 10, 2012 at 06:42

  79. ah, indeed, that looks like a painting! the colours, the mood… beautiful!

    October 10, 2012 at 06:48

  80. I agree with your daughter more than 100%!! Amazing scenery appears from the morning mist. This is a magical world! Breathtaking photos!

    October 10, 2012 at 06:54

  81. these are incredibly beautiful! your daughter is right, how lucky you are!

    October 10, 2012 at 07:12

  82. Grand series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    October 10, 2012 at 13:03

  83. 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****

    October 10, 2012 at 14:01

  84. Lady F, I welcome you very warmly!
    Beautiful photographic series.
    Landscapes mist shrouded in mystery.
    Photographs are excellent.

    October 10, 2012 at 20:12

  85. A beautiful way to view our daily lives, so much depends our our willingness to see what’s around us.

    October 11, 2012 at 00:59

  86. Soft, melloe and gorgeous!

    October 11, 2012 at 01:18

  87. How wonderful that your daughter “caught” the magic all on her own that these photographs convey so successfully.

    October 11, 2012 at 07:26

  88. Well put – nature is the best artist.;) How lucky you must feel to have these views in front of you at all times.;) Wonderful shots.;)

    October 11, 2012 at 12:11

  89. Absolutly, we are really wondering in a painting :0) What beautiful colors, beautiful shots :0)

    October 12, 2012 at 08:34

  90. It’s great that your daughter realised all the beauty you had been seeing for so long. You truly do live in a painting (or should I say ‘a photo’..?)

    October 12, 2012 at 22:47

  91. How lovely to know you’ve given your daughter the gift of seeing the beauty and appreciating the beauty around her. Maybe soon she will pick up a camera of her own.

    October 13, 2012 at 01:16

  92. Living in a painting, to be sure!

    October 13, 2012 at 03:14

  93. JM

    My favourite shot is the middle one. Love it, love it!

    October 13, 2012 at 13:58

  94. You do live in a beautiful area! How sweet that AB1 noticed:)

    October 16, 2012 at 04:18

  95. Awesome captures, Lady Fi!
    Love the autumn colors very much and of course the views… so breathtaking!
    Warm greetings, Anna :))

    October 16, 2012 at 10:25

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

    October 26, 2012 at 01:02

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