Friday, April 23, 2010

Taking time out to enjoy Autumn

A gorgeous carpet of leaves underneath this lovely rustic, timber seat and on top a leafy cushion. If I had some time up my sleeve, I would have enjoyed sitting there with my crochet, maybe another day.
The gorgeous Manchurian Pear at the top of my driveway. Click on the photo to enlarge and really enjoy the beautiful colours. There is a carpet of leaves beneath it and in Spring, Paperwhite Jonquils surround the base of the trunk.

The gorgeous buttery, goldeness of this tree is just stunning. Unfortunately, my photos don't do it justice. Believe me, it was just glowing in the sunshine and in the backgrownd a row of Liquid Ambers are slowly changing colour. In a week or two they will be a riot of beautiful reds, golds and amber.

I found this leaf on the ground on Sunday morning whilst at the market and was quite taken with the decaying process. Not sure if it is due to some little critters munching on it, but I loved the shadow it made. A little bit awkward trying to hold the camera and take the photo with one hand whilst trying to get the right angle for the shadow!
No crafty photos for this post, I think the beauty of the creation around me is far more enjoyable. I love Autumn and all that it brings. Today we had 29 degrees and the weather report said on Tuesday just 3 days away the temperature will be dropping down to 15 degrees. That will definitely be time to light the wood heater.
Just as well my hubby ordered a load of wood, which was delivered today. I was unaware that he had ordered it but pleasantly surprised when it arrived. Unfortunately, our delivery man drove over something sharp in the grass and with a hiss and splutter the air rushed out of the tyre on his trailer. Just as well he was prepared but this was his second flat tyre for the day, bet he's glad it's Friday.
Well, wherever you are, I do hope you have had a good week and that the weekend ahead will be enjoyable. Don't forget to take some time out to enjoy the beauty around you .
From my corner of the globe to yours,
Till next time,
Claire X


  1. what a lovely post Claire !!
    Your trees look amazing .Nice to be able to get a quick autumn fix , but we are so ready for some heat here in the u.k :0)
    Have a great weekend
    Jacquie x

  2. Hello Claire. This is my first visit to your site. We are on opposite ends of the sphere - you in Autumn, us in Spring - but both equally as beautiful. I clicked on your pic of the Manchurian Pear tree - absolutely stunning and your other pictures too.

  3. It's such a strange thing to see, you are enjoying the first glimpses of autumn in your corner of the world and i am enjoying spring showing it's baby steps. Isn't it just sensational we can feel and actually be connected over such a large distance? It's reallt wonderful, and your fhoto's of autumn setting in are beautiful Claire. And thank you my friend for your very very heart warming visit at my blog today....

  4. Your trees look splendid in their autumn finery! I love that time of year. The shadow from that leaf looks like lace, doesn't it? Truly lovely!
    We had a gorgeous day here today too, so DH and I took a 30 minute walk around the neighborhood. Poor delivery guy. I bet he was very glad that it was the end of the work week.

  5. Yes, that leaf is beautiful- what an eye you have for the beauty in the smallest of things. xo m.


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