There’s nothing quite like autumn colours to ease the pain of the transition to winter (I’m really not a winter person at all). A golden or red tree can really put a smile on my face. Even better is when you see a red tree against a golden one against a green one.
I realise now I grew up knowing a fair bit about nature as my dad told us all about it – unlike my husband who basically knows ‘tree’ and ‘bird’ (don’t tell him I told you that!). But it’s only now that I’m getting older that I really appreciate the beauty of it.
I like that autumn colours look just as good in a garden, park or even by the roadside, as they do in a forest. I love being able to look out of the window and see the trees changing from one day to the next.
I think my love of autumn colours is a relatively recent thing, partly to do with getting older (although, yes, I know younger people CAN appreciate nature) and partly to do with admiring others’ beautiful photos on their blogs and Instagram and wanting to do something as good.
I try to photograph what I see, but the photos are nothing like as good as they are in real life. I tell myself it’s probably because I’ve got the wrong lens. But really I know I just don’t have the vision. I’ve always taken photos of people rather than nature – I can capture their personalities, but not the beauty of nature.
Maybe one day the nature I see through the lens will be as good as the nature I see through my eyes. But in the meantime, I’ve given it my best shot…
And finally, this little gem which I snapped on my phone the other day.