The Gallery: Autumn

Autumn is my third favourite season. I love summer and warmth and light. I hate winter and cold and dark. Spring comes second because it’s getting warmer and lighter and autumn comes third because there’s still a bit of warmth and light left. And it’s not winter.

There’s a lot to be said for autumn. The residual summer warmth of September and early October are lovely and you can’t beat autumn colours. Even though the leaves are dying, what could be more beautiful than a tall, yellow tree against a blue sky? Especially if it’s next to a golden brown tree and a warm red tree. Or what about one of those trees that manages to have three or four colours all at once – green, yellow, brown and red? That is truly stunning.

Nature photography isn’t really my thing, but I dabble a bit. I’ve taken a few autumn shots this year, but I’ve used most of them up in my Center Parcs and Silent Sunday posts. I’m not going to short-change you by repeating a photo, so I’ve gone back in the archives a little bit. It turns out I took a few nice autumn photos last year.




So autumn isn’t all bad. In September and October.

Then the clocks change.

Then it gets dark and cold and grey and wet. Well, it has done the last few days. I hate having the doors and windows shut, the curtains shut, the lights on and the heating on. There’s nothing beautiful about that, it’s just miserable.

Technically, November is autumn, but it’s way too horrible. As far as I’m concerned, November is WINTER. And the sooner it’s over (and December and January and February too), the better.

I wrote this post in response to a prompt on The Gallery over at Sticky Fingers. To see how others have interpreted the autumn theme, pop on over.

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. I am with you there! I find these wintery months really depressing! The dark and the cold make me want to hibernate with copious amounts of chocolate

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  2. I love the colours too but just like you I find the time change really frustrating and dreary. It just makes me grumpy more than anything else. Great post!

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  3. There are times when it really feels like winter at this time of year, but there are others (like now) where the sun is shining and you can feel the heat and almost imagine it’s another season. Great colours!

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  4. Lovely colours on those leaves. I agree that October rocks as the best Autumn month, but I love November because the promise of Christmas is just around the corner.

    Popping over from The Gallery.

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  5. Absolutely! Early Autumn is beautiful, as we get nearer to winter, it just becomes a bit depressing 🙁 Lovely pictures by the way x

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  6. Winter is fun in work though hey Sarah? #grittertwitter 🙂 lol

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  7. Thanks very much, everyone. Looks like we’re pretty much in agreement on autumn good and bad!Build-up to Christmas is an advantage, I guess!
    Every season is fun in work, UG, there’s always something crazy going on!

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  8. ooops i may have recycled some photos that I used today! if i had know the theme a coupe of weeks ago i wouldnt have used them before!
    your final photo – those leaves – the colours are like something out of a sweet shop arent they? it is hard to believe that leaves can turn into such colours. *that* is why i love this time of year x x

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  9. I’m sure it doesn’t matter if you recycle them really! That kind of multicoloured effect is possibly my favourite part of autumn. That’s a tiny bush on my front garden that I wouldn’t even usually notice!

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  10. Hahaha, I love that you’ve reclassified November as winter! It certainly feels like winter here so far this November. Roll on Spring!

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  11. Thanks very much for your comments, ladies. Strangely, Bluebird, the last couple of days have been much warmer and more pleasant – more like mid-October I would say! 😉

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