Tuesday 1 November 2011

Autumn at long last?

 It's official, Autumn has finally arrived!! My favourite tree in the whole wide world is in it's full glory.  Apparently it is a special kind of maple, I think, which this photo really does not do justice to, the colours are radiant, and it looks like it is on fire.  It makes me smile every time I walk past it.

The majestic oak tree on the green is also looking autumnal, bathed in the soft light of the setting sun.
 Hallowe'en has been again.  I was thinking it might pass us by, but Ethan had other ideas.  So a quick dash to get a pumpkin, a tiny pumpkin at that, as they had sold out!
 Some goodies to give out to trick or treaters.  (and a few for ourselve too!)
 And an evening meal with pumpkin light helping.
 Of course there had to be the dressing up, and Alec and Ethan were invited to go out with some neighbours trick or treating. 
 But despite all this, it still really doesn't feel like autumn.  Sophie and I went to feed the ducks (and got dive bombed by some seagulls).  No coats were needed, still comfortably warm.
 Just had to include this as she was really going for it on this rocking car!!
 Playing the drums in the sun.
 And apparently this is her best friend!
But really, I am still harvesting tomatoes off our plants, which are just about still going.  Gardens around here still have bedding plants such as begonias and geraniums in full bloom.  But it is the 1st of November!  So I think autumn has finally arrived, as long as I don't look too hard. 


  1. i know the feeling. Autumn is here. The blueberry bush is bright red! trees are colourful and every part of my brain tells me November is Autumn.... but i am walking around in t shirts and have the back door wide open all day....... my senses tell me summer hasn't left lol|!

  2. I know what you mean, the signs are there in the colours and natures bounties but it is so mild still. I think when it does turn cold it will come as a shock!

    Lovely pictures, love your pumpkin candles x


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