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Sunday, 24 November 2013

Textures of an Autumn Fall

I feel as though Christmas has now knocked on my front door and has been welcomed warmly and blown in to fill the house with excited expectation.   I know (and panic) that there are so many jobs to be done, but the opening of the loft and the jingling of the Christmas bells as the boxes are passed down to me makes me feel so warm and happy for the coming weeks.  However this wave of Christmas cheer is happening far too quickly, there are still autumnal delights to enjoy such as the delicious apples that are still tumbling from the trees and now mixed with the golden, vein prominent leaves.
The first thing I marvel at when I open the door is to see all the different leaves that have fallen and continue falling like crispy coloured rain.
The river through Spalding looked as though it had stopped flowing and the mirror like surface reflected the beautiful buildings and skeletal branches.  Yes it was chilly but the reflections were beautiful.
And further down the river everything looked calm, the old brickwork standing sturdy and constant, the buildings all holding hordes of Christmas shoppers and the trees, some still with their golden pennies ready to fall into the river.
Looking up at the trees made me think of them putting on a winter coat.  The warming fluffy moss starting to envelope the bark now that its hat of leaves had fallen.
The picnic tables now sit empty but the dining tables will soon be adorned with leaves, cones and berries.  The outside coming back inside.
The textures of autumn are all around and it is so special to stop and actually drink this all in.
And to share it with the wildlife.
Back at home we have a very soft texture to share.  This little one has come to join our household!  Little Felix with his soft autumn colours has come to live with us, especially Mr T.  Isn't he a cutie!
I hope you all have a wonderful, and hopefully sunny autumnal week and have the time to reflect on this beautiful time of year... before the Christmas decorations go up!

Take care. 

♥ Chel ♥ 

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31 comments:

  1. Lovely Autumn images, the trees and colors are lovely! Beautiful captures of the reflections and the pretty swan. Mr T. is cute. Great series, have a happy day!

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  2. Chel, these are breathtaking shots! You have a marvelous eye for details!!
    Ex-RAF hubby says it reminds him of Worcester...
    Hugs,

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  3. Just love the reflection photos.

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  4. Your new addition to the family is sooooooooo cute! Those whiskers, that pink nose, and the most adorable eyes. I really enjoyed your beautiful Autumn photography x

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  5. Autumn to me is the shortest season of them all, I wait all year for it, and then its final glory days are overtaken by the early onset of Christmas! Love your photos as always and especially love the notion of the outdoors coming back indoors - wont be long before the red and green over from the oranges and browns! Have a lovely week,
    BH x

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  6. Ah I love looking at other photographers work...and those apples, and the picnic table really call to me. Lovely.

    Christmas is as far away here as I can make it...we love it for the week, and then it gets put away.

    Jen

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  7. Lovely cheering photographs, Chel, and yes, let's have a little pause before we tip headlong into Christmas preparations!

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  8. Oh such pretty, pretty autumn images...that little Felix is just adorable!!

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  9. Felix is such a cutie. We had two hamsters at one time, one of them, Speedy, was quite a character, escaping from his cage and taking the treasures he found on his escapades home with him. The other one, Mr, Jingles, was the devil himself. We had to wear gloves to pick him up, he drew blood every time. After the hamsters came guinea pigs, gorgeous little critters, and now we've got two rabbits as well as a dog. I'm not ready for Christmas yet, it's crept up on me this year, I really need to pull my finger out this week otherwise it will be a bah humbug Christmas here.

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  10. Hi Chel, thanks for sharing the fall foliage and the little one that has joined your house is just adorable! I love the shot of the swan too. Wishing you a wonderful week. It's very very cold here across the pond. It feels like January weather here. Julie

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  11. Mr T is a cutie and I love the perspective of the camera for the photo of the bark and moss on the tree. I am very jealous of all your fall color! It's black and white here as we have had snow. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  12. Little Felix is so sweet!!! I enjoyed walking with you alongside the river ... And seeing he beautiful leaves, the swan and autumn colors ,,, let's enjoy the week before Christmas bells start to jingle :)

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  13. What a great series of the season!

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  14. oh what beautiful pictures - you have summed up the essence of autumn

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  15. Great autumn shots. But love little Felix, he really is a cutie. Hope he doesn't keep you awake all night running round his wheel!

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  16. Oh so lovely...as always Chel! You have such an eye for capturing the perfect photo. I always leave your blog inspired and tonight is no different. Thanks so much my friend and have a blessed week. Have fun decorating for Christmas!

    Love & Hugs, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

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    1. I almost forgot....Felix is adorable! And...I love his name...:)

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  17. That moss covered tree is gorgeous!! My goodness! And those reflections in the water are breath taking! I too get so excited getting the boxes out! It is so fun to see the beans light up when they look inside! Have a wonderful week and that little Felix is adorable! Gorgeous pictures friend!!

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  18. Lovely Autumnal shots, Chel!
    Happy decorating!
    Got our exterior lights up today...looks awesome!
    Enjoy your week♥
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  19. Beautiful autumnal views, Chel. The river is so smooth and picturesque with the village grown up around it. Enjoy this last week of November.

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  20. Little Felix is so sweet! Lovely to see Spalding looking lovely and autumnal - love the reflections of the houses in the Welland - I used to live not far from there when we lived in Spalding. Lovely photos:)

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  21. Some REALLY good images here - and love the autumnal feel. Too soon for Christmas decs for me though!

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  22. Such beautiful photographs, you are so good at getting wonderful shots. Felix is adorable. We have a little soft furry thing, and he's very hard to photograph. Not least because he's nocturnal (a Syrian hamster) and doesn't come out until the sun goes down. And he doesn't stay still for very long either. Hope your little man enjoys being a pet owner.

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  23. I always love your blog pictures and your way of sharing them. You have a wonderful gift and I am waiting for the day ... a few years from now when we we go to England and see this beautiful area in person.

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  24. I really enjoy your photography! I love to see details and different perspectives.

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  25. Yes, this is the changing of the seasons, feeling a little nostalgic looking back, and happy looking forward. By the way, the new little addition to your household is adorable, like a story book character, looks like he can speak !

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  26. I really enjoyed this post, thank you. I love the top photo of the apples.
    Marianne x

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  27. Your photos are always so beautiful, Chel, and your words just make them even more so. Thanks for sharing them. Felix is adorable! :o)

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  28. Glad to see you're getting into the Christmas spirit! I went to the Thursford Christmas Spectacular two weeks ago and I have been mulling wine and singing carols ever since. I even found myself sniffing Christmas trees when I picked up a load of compost from the garden centre this morning. The river photo is wonderful and Felix is an absolute cutie and deserves loads of Christmas pressies.

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  29. Little Felix has such bright eyes! I love watching the leaves at this time of year on my way to and from work.

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