The Gallery: Nature

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.

I’m linking this with The Gallery over at Sticky Fingers. Pop over to see how others have interpreted the theme of  ‘nature’.

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. I love autumn and you’ve done a great job of capturing the the essence of it, especially the golden colours and the toadstools.

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  2. Lovely photos, with nature in the autumn captured beautifully. I find I know more about it than my husband, too, thanks to lots of nature hunts and park trips with my mum when I was growing up. I think he was just playing football…!

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  3. Beautiful colours, not easy to capture on film. I just love the light at this time of year.

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  4. Gorgeous cobweb, I struggle to take good pictures of them! I love the light and colours of autumn.

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  5. Autumn is such a wonderful time of year, I think you appreciate it more with children. I’ve loved photographing it too (funny that!). You’ve definitely captured Autumn with your photos 🙂

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  6. I love autumn, and I think I’ve appreciated it even more this year, I’ve really noticed the trees, taken time to look at the leaves, and to get outside with the kids. Love you cobweb photo, and the last one is fab – so very ‘autumn’!

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  7. Don’t put yourself down honey. they are lovely pics, I really like the first one with the golden leaves in the front and the green ones behind it.

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  8. I so wish that I’d managed to get out with my camera to join in with this week’s Gallery but I’m enjoying every else’s photos instead! Gorgeous x

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  9. Thanks very much, everyone, I really appreciate that.
    I didn’t take them recently, Suzanne! Apart from the berries one, I took them all at Center Parcs last year. I didn’t think my family would approve of me wasting valuable time at the weekend to take photos of autumn colours.

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