Ode to autumn

Leaves quietly cover a forest path.

Oscar leads the way…

Leafy Path

Around the bend, we come across the perfection

Of clouds, warm stone church and the flaming torches

Of the trees.

Panorama copy

The churchyard is ablaze with colour;

Leaves crunch underfoot.


The warm red of the priest’s shed

Matches the leaves.

Wooden hut

Time to head home

Under the canopy of a dramatic sky.

Moody tractor

Oscar is more than happy with his walk —

For this is the radiant joy that is autumn.


For more fall foliage and other stories, please visit: Our World.

90 responses

  1. Oh my these are some of the most striking autumn colors that I’ve ever seen. Simply amazing…

    October 14, 2013 at 15:22

  2. Marvelous Autumn photos. So beautiful !
    Best regards, Synnöve

    October 14, 2013 at 15:24

  3. Lovely Autumn images!! Such a pretty world…Oscar is adorable as ever! Thanks for sharing your lovely world. Have ahappy week!

    October 14, 2013 at 15:29

  4. Bob

    Lovely autumn colouring, and Oscar, well he looks that way.

    October 14, 2013 at 15:31

  5. Beautiful autumn in your world, and Oscar is as adorable as ever!

    October 14, 2013 at 15:32

  6. The perfect autumn setting Fiona and I think Oscar concurs.

    October 14, 2013 at 15:37

  7. i wish our parks had more trees that turned lovely fall colors vs green to brown to gone …

    October 14, 2013 at 15:42

  8. Oscar, you can lead the way anyday for me! The images are perfect pictures of the way fall should always be.

    October 14, 2013 at 15:48

  9. Beautiful Autumn photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

    October 14, 2013 at 15:49

  10. Rahul

    Wow! a sprinkle of gold makes Oscar happy:)

    October 14, 2013 at 16:04

  11. Such rich, vibrant autumn colors! I like the heart symbol on the red shed and the beautiful stone church. Oscar is a great trail guide!😉


    October 14, 2013 at 16:35

  12. Hold on tightly to Oscar, otherwise I’ll come and kidnap him… He always looks so cute, what a gorgeous dog!:-) Brilliant colors and photography, I enjoyed the post very much indeed. Big hug to you and lots and lots of pats for the sunnyboy from Norfolk

    October 14, 2013 at 17:16

  13. Simply gorgeous! I love that third shot with the church in the photo. So lovely!

    October 14, 2013 at 17:22

  14. oscar just fills my heart with happiness! so does the beauty you share…

    October 14, 2013 at 17:36

  15. Oh what glorious photos! I love the stone church surrounded by the beautiful autumn colors! Loved seeing Oscar enjoying his walk!
    Enjoy your day!

    October 14, 2013 at 17:36

  16. Gorgeous captures, Fiona!! And what incredible colors! Oscar took you on a great walk! What delightful pics to start my day! Hope you and your family and Oscar have a wonderful week!!

    October 14, 2013 at 17:36

  17. beautiful ..and Oscar you are so handsome:)

    October 14, 2013 at 17:56

  18. My heart is filled w/ beauty.
    I love the church yard. I want to pray there!
    I LOVE Oscar with my entire heart.
    Heaveny. Xx

    October 14, 2013 at 18:03

  19. Oh my goodness! Stunning visions of autumn. Each shot is sheer perfection. Always enjoy seeing sweet Oscar.

    October 14, 2013 at 18:13

  20. Oscar reminds me so much of my golden Jake, he’s right by my side.
    Thanks for sharing all this beauty.
    You made me smile:)

    October 14, 2013 at 18:16

  21. Forest So Green

    Your photos show that autumn is one of the best times of year.

    October 14, 2013 at 18:20

  22. oh, love that heart on the door…and the leaf lined pathes…all the colors of fall under foot…mmmm….why it is my fav season…

    October 14, 2013 at 18:24

  23. Don

    Magnificent Autumn images. Autumn has a beauty which is uniquely hers.

    October 14, 2013 at 18:50

  24. Lovely colors, we have no fall in my part and I have seen that magic only once when I was traveling in UK in October!

    October 14, 2013 at 19:09

  25. Hello Lady Fi
    Wonderful pictures. I admire your every picture … Oscar is well suited to autumn.
    He is very beautiful.
    I cordially greet.

    October 14, 2013 at 19:52

  26. Oscar brought us So much joy! Aloha:-)

    October 14, 2013 at 20:03

  27. Such beautiful scenes which make us love this time of the year!

    October 14, 2013 at 20:15

  28. Stunning Captures as Always..😀

    October 14, 2013 at 20:38

  29. Love all your fall photos- and the priest shed- gorgeous!

    October 14, 2013 at 21:12

  30. My favourite time of year. Thank you and Oscar for expressing its beauty so well.

    October 14, 2013 at 21:22

  31. A charming series of captures, Lady Fi. – the autumnal colours are captivating and the shot with the church and surrounds is most appealing. Thank you for sharing your stunning part of our world.

    October 14, 2013 at 22:44

  32. Evi

    So much beauty! I’m glad I found your blog!

    October 14, 2013 at 23:15

  33. Lovely Oscar looks even more gorgeous (is that even possible?) surrounded by autumnal colours…

    October 14, 2013 at 23:17

  34. A beautiful season Fi … you have captured it well.

    October 14, 2013 at 23:34

  35. Pat

    Love that Oscar! These are beautiful autumn images. I really like the red shed.

    October 15, 2013 at 00:49

  36. What a beautiful walk you had!!!! I love the heart on the door of the shed!!!

    October 15, 2013 at 01:14

  37. I just love these photos! Well done!

    October 15, 2013 at 05:30

  38. I love reading your words. And Oscar is such a handsome dude.


    October 15, 2013 at 05:35

  39. Great photos and beautiful autumn colors. I especially like the coloring and composition of the third photo.

    October 15, 2013 at 05:43

  40. Beautiful post! And it’s always sweet to see a dog smile.

    October 15, 2013 at 05:55

  41. Lew

    Stunning images of the old church yard in fall colors!

    October 15, 2013 at 06:08

  42. Gorgeous photos! Autumn is the surely the most beautiful season. I wish we had autumn like this in India.

    October 15, 2013 at 06:32

  43. onceupona

    What a great walk you had- such beautiful photos. Oscar is beautiful as always!! Cheers, Danette

    October 15, 2013 at 06:42

  44. Such joyous colours!!

    October 15, 2013 at 07:33

  45. Oh, that church!! We just do not have architecture like that here in our part of the world.
    Fantastic photos, happy fall!

    October 15, 2013 at 08:22

  46. Wonderful forest with beautiful lights, great fall colors in these beautiful pictures!

    October 15, 2013 at 08:55

  47. Beautiful colors of autumn.

    October 15, 2013 at 09:04

  48. Oscar almost blends into the leaves – quite the pioneer!

    October 15, 2013 at 10:42

  49. Great pictures – We have trees full of blossom outside our front door now. Very different.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

    October 15, 2013 at 11:02

  50. ✿ Thanks for these beautiful photos !!!
    Have a good day Ladyfi:)

    October 15, 2013 at 11:50

  51. Glorious is the word that came to my mind while looking at your images.

    October 15, 2013 at 13:07

  52. Wonderful photos! My favourite is the dramatic sky one.

    October 15, 2013 at 13:24

  53. c.k. ledford

    Absolutely gorgeous photos! Loved them all, but especially the church yard. Nice!

    October 15, 2013 at 13:56

  54. What a beautiful yellow. I like the photos.

    October 15, 2013 at 14:15

  55. So beautiful. In the first photo, the leaves look like yellow paving stones. “Our World” this week just couldn’t be any more beautiful. Thank you for hosting.

    October 15, 2013 at 14:53

  56. Ohhh my that threatening moody sky…. so starkly beautiful


    October 15, 2013 at 14:57

  57. Fantastiska bilder från din hundpromenad!!
    Så härligt du fångat höstens stämning och färgrikedom!

    October 15, 2013 at 14:59

  58. Even the placement of the leaves looks beautiful….your world is lovely.


    October 15, 2013 at 15:24

  59. Meg

    Oscar is so cute! Beautiful autumn captures.

    October 15, 2013 at 16:07

  60. This is a perfect ode to autumn. Oscar leads the way to some gorgeous scenes.

    October 15, 2013 at 16:41

  61. Your pictures are very beautiful, unfortunately I don’t like autumn at all !

    October 15, 2013 at 16:57

  62. Beautiful autumnal colours and scenes.

    October 15, 2013 at 18:23

  63. daniellafrance

    Each individual photo stands on its own merit of brilliance, however, together they tell a perfect story in harmony with your skillfully chosen prose.

    October 15, 2013 at 19:43

  64. Wonderful autumnal photos. Just love the colours. Have a good week.

    October 15, 2013 at 20:00

  65. Gorgeous! You show perfectly how wonderful and beautiful nature can be! Amazing!

    October 15, 2013 at 22:03

  66. Isn’t it a wonderful time of year for photos? You grabbed a lot of good ones!

    October 16, 2013 at 01:05

  67. Al

    You have a beautiful autumn there – lovely photos.

    October 16, 2013 at 02:00

  68. Wow! So beautiful, and it always such a joy to see Oscar here! :-)

    October 16, 2013 at 02:07

  69. Spectacular! Truly.

    October 16, 2013 at 02:28

  70. Autumn is amazing around your home! Sheer perfection. No wonder Oscar is smiling! I am too, just from looking at the pictures!

    October 16, 2013 at 02:36

  71. What lovely joys of the season! I absolutely love Oscar’s expression of autumn, I can think of no one else who could have summed it better!

    My Yatra Diary…

    October 16, 2013 at 05:00

  72. Love your Autumn Photos, Fiona. Fall is my favorite season —and we took a day trip yesterday to get more photos of the beauty.


    October 16, 2013 at 06:00

  73. I really love the first photo as the leaves make a golden road with Oscar as the star at the end! It was lovely seeing autumn in your corner of the world!

    October 16, 2013 at 06:07

  74. I always go where Oscar leads, and I’m never disappointed. I hope he took a good roll in the leaves!

    October 16, 2013 at 06:09

  75. Autumn is always such a treat for the senses and it also suits Oscar complexion to perfection😉

    October 16, 2013 at 06:54

  76. leaves, leaves, leaves – I love ’em! Know you from FB, but I was visiting my “old” blog that I started “once” ago, but never really pursued – who knows I may change:)

    October 16, 2013 at 09:36

  77. indrani

    Superb shots!
    So hard to decide which is the best!

    October 16, 2013 at 11:52

  78. Awesome photographs on autumn! Inspiring scenes and colors… liked the expression of Oscar:)

    October 16, 2013 at 16:01

  79. Fantastic autumn shots. So much beauty.

    October 17, 2013 at 00:02

  80. Beautiful landscape shots, as always. Love that portrait of Oscar:)

    October 17, 2013 at 07:23

  81. That little church looks like it was built just to go with the autumn leaves:)

    October 17, 2013 at 08:44

  82. A gorgeous series of capture and a perfect selection of words as always!

    October 17, 2013 at 09:27

  83. Your autumn is amazing.

    October 17, 2013 at 17:34

  84. My favorite photos are of Oscar. Enjoy the fall, it looks beautiful there.

    October 17, 2013 at 19:34

  85. Kay

    Beautifull pictures, I especially love the one with the church!

    October 18, 2013 at 14:37

  86. Wow! Love these autumn shots.

    October 18, 2013 at 17:10

  87. wonderful autumn series, love this season with his wonderful colors
    Beautiful compositions, very nice photos

    October 24, 2013 at 08:44

  88. Beautiful ode to autumn!

    October 30, 2013 at 00:04

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  90. I loved the juxtaposition of the red church door and the autumn leaves. This post has brought me to your blog, and now I intend to follow. I’ve just done a post on autumn foliage on my blog, and at the end I included this article of yours in a list of links to other posts on autumn foliage from around the world. I look forward to reading more from you!

    November 14, 2013 at 16:39

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