Monday, 26 October 2009

To Autumn

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun
John Keats

Well it seems that we are finally having some of those wonderful Autumn days that Keats spoke of in To Autumn. This morning's photographs don't really do it justice, as the sun kept disappearing behind the clouds, but there is a lovely soft quality to the light.

I wanted to capture some of the beautiful colours before they disappear. With the weather forecast predicting a change by the end of this week, I don't think that these leaves will last much longer.

I love walking on days like these. We haven't reached the crunching through the leaves stage yet, as most of them are still on the trees.

Gardens are adorned for the season and there are sights of this weekend's coming Halloween festivities, but more of them later.

For now, I am content to admire the leaves and savour getting out in the fresh air to enjoy the mild weather.

Isn't this tree stunning? It looked even more vibrant when I was standing in front of it.

Here's to Autumn and all of its mellow fruitfulness.


Rose Charles said...

The trees in your pictures look amazing!
We are very lucky here to be so close to Epping Forest which is full of beautiful colours this time of year :-) Particularly when the sun is shining!

Wishing you a fabulous week :-)

Rose X

Tracy said...

Have always loved those lines by Keats... Thrilling to all the autumnal glory in this beautiful post, Marie... those splashes of red foliage dazzle! Autumn is looking lovely Toronto just now. :o) The leaves are fading fast here now due to rain and wind lately. Enjoy the autumn magic! Happy Day, my friend ((BIG HUGS))

Rosie said...

What wonderful photos - I love the colours of Autumn - we have some lovely trees around us and fairly warm weather to get out and enjoy them at the moment:)