Golden autumn

I remember during my year abroad in Russia that the local people talked about Золотая осень (“golden autumn”), mostly because of the almost metallic glitter of birches as they change colour, especially against blue skies.

Autumn so far has been mostly dry and bright, although as we go into November it begins to bite.

Here’s a selection of my photos from October.

Oh did I say golden? Quite a lot of reds too!

The changing colours of autumn brought out by autumnal sunshine. Fortunately, I have managed to make time for lots of strolls.

Bath looking lovely in the autumn sunshine.

 

Last but not least, we managed a trip to Leigh-on-Sea before the clocks went back and the evenings drew in. A very beautiful place that made me wish I was a painter!

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First autumn stroll after the clocks change and the nights are drawing in.dscf9176

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I’m attempting to improve my photography of sunsets. I know it may seem trite, but I honestly think that life is too short not to enjoy them, when and if you can, and since I live near the river, there’s plenty of opportunities… Also, yesterday wasn’t one of my best days, just a lot of things getting me down, so this is just a reminder to me that the world is a beautiful place, and I’ve much to be grateful for.

For some reason I managed to upload these in reverse, so if you want to see them in order, scroll down and work your way up!

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I often work weekends so this is a few photos of a stroll in the park after work, my walk home, and views from the window of my flat. A beautiful fine day which we haven’t seen many of this year… I was rather tired after my walk so didn’t manage to go on a sunset walk, but as you can see, it would have been worth the effort! Next time…

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