autumn

How quickly does winter come!

by cjj on May 24, 2011

Today has been luxurious. Cold, wet and windy outside, warm and cosy inside. Except for the occasional venture to get firewood or photographs I know where I’ve been.

The sun came out this afternoon, just in time to let me get a matching photograph of one taken 12 days ago. I really like the changing seasons, it makes the garden very interesting. Always something different, but not very often is there such a dramatic transition as this one. Only 5 days ago we were sitting out there in comfortable weather, enjoying lunch with some relatives. We were looking at the shrivelled up green leaves in the tree. Today we’re locked up inside.

I am so lucky though, I can escape inside and spend most of my day doing stuff I like, and watching the world through my computer.

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Claret Ash hasn’t gone claret

by cjj on May 22, 2011

green leaves off our claret ash

Green leaves falling off our CLARET Ash!

It is autumn, but the leaves are falling off our claret ash trees a bit early. Well I think they’re early because they haven’t yet turned to their beautiful claret colour. Last week we had a good frost, and it was enough to freeze the leaves. During the day, the leaves all over the 2 trees curled up. They never behave like that. They shriveled up, dried out and fell off. It is still beautiful, I love autumn leaves filling up the yard, but they really should be deep crimson.

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Farewell to all that

by cjj on November 15, 2010

Hyde Park, London.

Hyde Park, London

One week ago today we had the last day of our holiday in Europe. It was a fantastic day which we spent wondering around Hyde Park in London. Many of the trees had changed to rich warm autumn colours in the 6 or so weeks since we were there at the beginning of our holiday. I went mad and photographed everything. I could see so many paintings and I wanted to take them all home with me.
It was freezing cold too which gave me a chance to wear the coat that I had bought in France.

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