Early autumn light

There is a special clarity in the light of early autumn.

It bathes roses in magical golden tones

And turns lavender into glorious purple works of art.

If you get up early enough, you can drink

The dew from shy violets

And enjoy the droplets on early morning roses.

My son loves the vibrancy of autumn leaves

And brings home some leafy sunshine every day after school

To put into a vase of water,

Crying every time the leaves curl up and die.

No better way to learn about the brevity and beauty of life, I suppose.

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90 responses

  1. Breathtakingly beautiful photographs!

    October 15, 2012 at 16:28

  2. just wonderful!:)

    October 15, 2012 at 16:44

  3. Your son already is learning how to appreciate fleeting beauty. Gorgeous captures of my favourite season LadyFi

    October 15, 2012 at 16:48

  4. Bob

    Brilliant, but, number 3 is my favourite, superb.

    October 15, 2012 at 16:54

  5. Hudson Howl

    Autumn leaves you cannot beat, as a child they seemed even more a special gift to cherish. As a kid, we put them between sheets of waxed paper and placed a giant Oxford Dictionary on top -the wax preserved them and the colour. My mother still has a couple, so she says, if she could find them. Am 53, I’d be surprise she does, but they still might be in the old Oxford Dictionary.

    October 15, 2012 at 17:11

  6. sylviakirk

    Your son is indeed already aware of the fleeting beauty in our world and that does say a lot about the home he comes from. Gorgeous captures and wise reminders to enjoy the fleeting beauty of every day. I do love the droplets of water, too.

    October 15, 2012 at 17:11

  7. raf

    Always enjoy your warm and wonderful captures of nature’s ever-changing magic.

    October 15, 2012 at 17:23

  8. I love that he creates bouquets of leaves!

    October 15, 2012 at 17:24

  9. The second shot is truly amazing! Loved it.

    October 15, 2012 at 17:57

  10. Your son is very sensitive to the complexities of life…beautiful photos!

    October 15, 2012 at 18:09

  11. Such a beautiful light and color. Just the best of Autumn. Not exactly what we have here today..

    Hope you have a great week!

    October 15, 2012 at 18:12

  12. what lovely snaps!

    October 15, 2012 at 18:26

  13. imac

    What wonderful wonders we welcome.

    October 15, 2012 at 18:28

  14. JM

    So beautiful! The top shot is just stunning!

    Thank you for letting me know the Peace Prize is selected by a Norwegian Committee. I’ve already added a post scriptum at the end of the post.

    October 15, 2012 at 18:59

  15. so beautiful! each and every scene!

    October 15, 2012 at 19:03

  16. beautiful autumn colours and light ♥

    October 15, 2012 at 19:05

  17. These photos touch me in a place I didn’t know existed. I’m not religious, but they make the case for the existence of god!

    October 15, 2012 at 19:31

  18. oh i love the vibrancy of the leaves as well….a startling flash of beauty before death….and autumn light is a magical thing for sure….aww your bit on your son made me smile but ache as well for his compassion…smiles.

    October 15, 2012 at 19:40

  19. Pat

    Such a lovely group of photos. I really love the dewdrops on violets.

    October 15, 2012 at 20:31

  20. Riet

    Beautiful these photo’s as always.

    October 15, 2012 at 21:06

  21. Hello Lady Fi!
    Viewing absolutely wonderful pictures.
    I am delighted with them.

    October 15, 2012 at 21:37

  22. The flowers are tiny and sensitive. Perfect shots.:)

    October 15, 2012 at 21:43

  23. Ash

    These are absolutely stunning….particularly the backlit autumn leaf!

    October 15, 2012 at 22:14

  24. Wow, beautiful…the rose is great

    October 15, 2012 at 22:47

  25. · Autumn, my favourite season. Your photo are beautiful. Always the are.

    · hugs

    CR· & ·LMA

    October 15, 2012 at 22:59

  26. Very nice lighting!!

    October 15, 2012 at 23:39

  27. cloudia

    What you share is: SOUL.


    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral


    October 16, 2012 at 00:05

  28. Your images are always a delight to see! Gorgeous flowers.

    October 16, 2012 at 00:42

  29. I love the way you have captured autumn dew, twinkling on flowers and leaves. Love this season of mists and dew and ever changing colours.

    October 16, 2012 at 01:06

  30. Lady Fi,
    I want to drink the dew :))) Xx

    October 16, 2012 at 01:20

  31. Fabulous Fall pics!

    October 16, 2012 at 01:39

  32. The perfect way to glimpse fall…..your words and your pictures.

    October 16, 2012 at 03:40

  33. You get those vibrant leaves and still have flowers to enjoy? No fair!

    October 16, 2012 at 04:15

  34. You still have flowers! They are beautiful..lovely photos:)

    October 16, 2012 at 04:19

  35. onceupona

    What a sweet and tender boy you have! Beautiful pics as always!! Cheers, Danette

    October 16, 2012 at 04:36

  36. Each picture is a work of art!

    October 16, 2012 at 06:10

  37. Lovely pictures. I feel the urge to go out and take pictures.

    October 16, 2012 at 06:11

  38. These images are amazing. I love the colours and the dew drops. The lavender is my favourite.

    October 16, 2012 at 06:33

  39. Welcome the autumn in a poetic photography:)

    October 16, 2012 at 06:57

  40. October light is magical. your photos are breathtaking!

    October 16, 2012 at 07:38

  41. Nice pics Fi. I specially liked the leaf – Dave

    October 16, 2012 at 09:53

  42. Very beautiful world !!

    October 16, 2012 at 09:57

  43. It’s honeydew, that’s “honey” and “dew” ;o)

    October 16, 2012 at 10:12

  44. Such a beuties, Lady Fi!
    Amazing light and colors… love it very much…
    Warm greetings, Anna

    October 16, 2012 at 10:33

  45. readerwil

    Your macro photos are of the best I’ve seen today! I like dewdrops on flowers! Have a great day! Thank you for your visit and comment!

    October 16, 2012 at 10:33

  46. You always capture ephemeral beauty superbly. Thank you.

    October 16, 2012 at 11:23

  47. I like those first back lit images – very nice.

    Stewart M – Australia

    October 16, 2012 at 12:03

  48. In rainy, windy England, your photos remind me that autumn isn’t exclusively about rain – thank you!

    October 16, 2012 at 12:54

  49. You’ve captured some of the glorious autumn color magnificently.

    October 16, 2012 at 13:23

  50. Delightful, each snap is taking me out of this world.

    My Yatra Diary…

    October 16, 2012 at 13:23

  51. That beautiful, beautiful photos with these delicious flowers, I like the beautiful colors and beautifully illuminated leave. A greeting.

    October 16, 2012 at 13:55

  52. Stunning, LadyFi. :)

    October 16, 2012 at 14:46

  53. Very professional photography ~ nature is such a gift and you capture it so well ~ (A Creative Harbor)

    thanks for coming by and commenting ^_^

    October 16, 2012 at 14:46

  54. So many wonderful captures! I simply cannot choose a favourite! But I love the light streaming through the flowers and leaves!!

    October 16, 2012 at 15:03

  55. Just bright and beautiful colors of autumn! The bokeh are fascinating at the background.

    October 16, 2012 at 16:48

  56. gorgeous .. my first ‘big’ camera was a Minolta SLR .. the lens loved early morning light … these remind me of those early photos and the gloriousness that is early light

    October 16, 2012 at 16:51

  57. You have raised amazing children that understand the beauty of nature…

    The world is a better place for it.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

    October 16, 2012 at 18:36

  58. I love the autumn light. Your photographs are always so good.

    October 16, 2012 at 23:16

  59. Bathing roses in golden tones…I love this!
    So beautifuly, Ladyfi!

    October 16, 2012 at 23:50

  60. Nobody captures like like you do… just gorgeous. And how sweet your son.. so tender.

    October 17, 2012 at 00:09

  61. Nature’s lessons learned beautifully. … a wonderful way to raise children.

    October 17, 2012 at 00:43

  62. I LOVE that spiderweb on the roses.

    October 17, 2012 at 01:48

  63. Al

    You are absolutely right about autumn light, lovely photos!

    October 17, 2012 at 02:20

  64. WOw … you captured this beautifully (as you always do).

    October 17, 2012 at 02:29

  65. Wow! So beautiful!
    Love the first shot!
    Thanks for sharing these beauties.

    Hope you are having a fabulous week****

    October 17, 2012 at 10:11

  66. Wonderful flowers, miraculous colours. I am greeting

    October 17, 2012 at 10:33

  67. Truly Magical! Beautiful captures!

    October 17, 2012 at 12:58

  68. Of all the reasons I love autumn the light and the last flash flash of color with the foiliage are my favorite.

    October 17, 2012 at 13:36

  69. Beautiful! I especially like the first two – the colouring of the first one in particular is lovely and nostalgic.

    October 17, 2012 at 14:21

  70. Your son is as sensitive as you to nature. Children learn from their environment. I’m in love with the speial clarity in the early autumn light, too.

    October 17, 2012 at 16:29

  71. Beautiful fall colour, I especially love the rose with the dew on it.

    October 17, 2012 at 18:31

  72. Thank you for your kind thoughts regarding my Mother..I appreciate it so much..Michelle

    October 17, 2012 at 18:32

  73. Perfection! Your photos are so lovely!

    October 17, 2012 at 20:22

  74. Jim

    Wonderfully simple and simply wonderful! Love that Lavender shot, Fiona!

    October 17, 2012 at 23:06

  75. So talented, Lady! Your photog skills are impeccable.

    October 17, 2012 at 23:22

  76. The light is so special in your photos of autumn and the hues of nature at that time.

    Sadly where I am, there are no great foliage color changes nor does the light get better. Infact it gets worst.

    Love the flowery takes

    October 18, 2012 at 05:41

  77. rather enlightening

    October 18, 2012 at 08:33

  78. Your commentary takes the excellent images to a new level!!

    October 18, 2012 at 09:25

  79. my heart expands and my face softens into serenity whenever I visit YOU!

    October 20, 2012 at 00:12

  80. wonderful light and stunning photos, very nice early autumn colors

    October 21, 2012 at 08:12

  81. Captured most beautifully =)

    October 21, 2012 at 17:04

  82. Zuzana

    I too love to take close ups of flowers, have taken a few this past week.;) However, my camera is not as good as yours.;) Nor is my eye or my photography skills.;) These are simply enchanting – love the violets.;)

    October 22, 2012 at 16:31

  83. The autumn light is so pure and beautiful, it makes my heart feel so light and happy.
    A very good reason to go out in the morning and enjoy it (and taking pictures):-)

    October 22, 2012 at 20:41

  84. Colorful pics…

    October 23, 2012 at 16:30

  85. lol, you found some bluebells still.:) Love them.

    October 24, 2012 at 21:02

  86. The colors of fall are almost as amazing as springtime!

    October 27, 2012 at 12:42

  87. the first photo is now on my desktop..thank you

    November 2, 2012 at 13:14

  88. onceupona

    Hi Fi! I was scrolling down your blog just to see if I’d missed any posts (I hadn’t thanks to your RSS feed) and as I moved down the page, I was quite stunned at all the beauty that you have portrayed here. I am fortunate to have found you on this massive mystery we call the world wide web- fortunate indeed! Cheers, Danette

    November 10, 2012 at 06:56

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