Festival of Leaves: The Year’s Last Smile

“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.”
~William Cullen Bryant

Last week’s tree has developed more flaming reds and burnished golds this week, though a lot of leaves are now on the ground.

Join in with this autumn challenge

Published by Heyjude

I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

38 thoughts on “Festival of Leaves: The Year’s Last Smile

    1. The leaves are only just starting to turn on most of the native trees so I think we’ll have colour for another month yet. It is supposed to turn colder next week so that should speed up the colour changes. Time to dig out the socks 😀

        1. Northerners are definitely made of tougher stuff Jude, but I think with living in warmer climes my cold tolerance is dropping, or maybe I am just getting old….

        2. It is true that living in warmer climes softens you, I know from living in the south for 7 years that I don’t want to move back north. But it is not as cold here as it used to be, we rarely have snowfalls that linger, whereas in the ’80s and ’90s snow and ice could stay around for months in Yorkshire. Saying that I have read that we could be in for a cold winter. I prefer cold to damp and wet and grey.

        3. 6 weeks on the Trans Mongolian Express and I only had about 10 x 36 images. Then I had to carry them all the way to UK to be developed at horrendous expense and now they are all yellowing in an album… 😦

        4. I occasionally scan some if I think they might be useful in a post. Way too many to do them all. Especially as there is always more and more coming in from the digital cameras to be used…

  1. Wow that’s amazing Jude, I love the collection!!! Perfect, especially the last one!
    Thanks so much for participating, it means a lot! xx

        1. I never have spares! My walks usually get started on Sunday afternoon and are finished in a last minute push early on Monday. Oh to be more organised. 😦

        2. No, it is because you are much busier than I am. You have your activities, your walks, you dad and your son to take care of not to mention that hubby 🙂 [we won’t mention him] I only have my photography 😀

        3. Been saying that for several years, just held back as I thought we would only be here temporarily. Funny that. But yes, I’d love to join a ramblers group and also volunteer in one of the gardens and/or nature reserves. Can’t wait!

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