Posts Tagged ‘autumn’

Tuesday Huesday: Autumn colour

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

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Autumn leaves in blue glass vases
Image credit: Better Homes & Gardens

Autumn colour makes it the most beautiful season of them all. You just can’t help wanting to bring some of it indoors – making displays of golden leaves, seed heads, gourds, berries, acorns and conkers.

Tuesday Huesday: Autumn quilt

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

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autumn quilt made by SunnysideDesigns for sale on Etsy
Autumn Quilt Fall Throw Grand Finale: $239.00 USD – Etsy

The leaves are falling from the trees, the days are getting cooler, the nights are drawing in – autumn is well and truly here. This is the perfect autumn quilt for curling up in front of a roaring fire with… along with a good book and mug of Horlicks!

Tuesday Huesday: Autumn Shades

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

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Gudrun Sjödén clothes in autumn colours

Cardigan in organic cotton & wool: £135; micromodal vest: £35; wool beret: £25; solid colour tights in polyamide & elastane: £15; suede shoulder bag: £69 – all from Gudrun Sjödén

I’ve been a big fan of Gudrun Sjödén’s clothes for years and this colour combo is right up my street – roll on autumn!

Out & about… Autumn

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

It’s been a long time since our last Out & about post – we even missed the whole of summer!

Flower-filled fields feel a distant memory…

…the flowers gave way to autumn leaves…

…mushrooms…

…and berries.


For the first couple of weeks of autumn we had the best of both worlds – sunshine as well as amazing seasonal colour.

We were seeing butterflies until quite late in the year…

…but there was no doubting that summer was over, as the winter-visiting geese were beginning to arrive.

Even the autumn sunshine is now a thing of the past – it seems to have been raining non-stop for almost a month. But now we’re into December, this rain will hopefully turn to snow which will mean a magical white Christmas!

Out & about… November

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

November saw the last of the autumn leaves…

…and their stunning show of colour.

Seed heads are also at their best at this time of year.

There are still some wonderful mushrooms to be found.

This crimson red variety was hard to miss against the bright green grass.

We often walk in the hills & fields that surround our house.

We share them with the local livestock – sheep, goats, cows, horses, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese…

The mile upon mile of hand-built dry stone walls keep the animals from straying too far- so it’s bad news when a hole appears!

Here a quick, temporary fix is made using an old wooden ladder.

Farmers are masters of ‘make do and mend’…

..here an ingenious use of an old tyre as a gate hinge – it’s obviously done the job for many years as the layer of green lichen attests!

Whilst there’s plenty of open land in the hills & fields, the valley bottom’s much more crowded – buildings, railway, roads, canal and river all jostle for space.

November’s been all sunshine & showers…

…there’s been no shortage of puddles…

…it seems to change by the hour, but it does lead to wonderful sights like these.

The recent cold, blustery weather are signs that winter’s around the corner… and we’ll be back next month with December views.