Searching for Autumn

Today I went looking for Autumn,
And found her in brightest attire,
With yellows, golds, orange and red,
Her gowns seemed almost on fire!

I gazed my fill of her lovely face,
For I know she will not stay.
One morning I’ll look out my window,
To find she’s left me a winter’s day.
EFWoolley©

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Spilling Glory

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Tiered Lovliness

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Contrasting companions

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Jigsaw puzzle material

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Golden bunches

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Red, red leaves

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Minding the gate

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Through the gap

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Red, yellow, and green

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

In the valley

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Against the blue

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Delicate shades

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Looking into glory

 

Hope you enjoy the results of my search for Autumn today!

Effie

 

 

Image

Mountains

Girl 3 is getting “homesick” for the sight of this beautiful range of mountains so I am posting some old pics for her-and you- to see.
For around fourteen years I lived in a home that looked over the valley and up to these lovely peaks. They were a source of ever-springing joy to me, whether in summer when they were bare of snow and the purple shadows shaped their gullies, and cloud shadows sailed their drifts across them. They had a “morning face” when all was clear and easy to read. During afternoons their shades came down and one could only guess at the secrets they held within their folds.
Then in late autumn, or throughout winter’s gloomy days, they donned their mantle of white and crowned the valley with their august presence.
I understand your missing them Girl 3!
They are indelibly imprinted on my mind and my heart, even though they may be hid from my eyes, except on rare occasions when I pass beneath their towering, yet friendly peaks.
“Ah, let us go to the mountains, where the peace and solitude of nature rule.
And we may forget for a time, the things of the world that are hurtful and cruel.”

Snowies0004

Snowies0003

Snowies0002

Snowy Range, Huon, Tasmania