Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Amber Glow

 Late autumn colour is still plentiful here, especially from the many large Beech Trees.

Walking through our neighbourhood Beech wood in the bright autumn sunlight is both rewarding and uplifting
The high or the low path?

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  1. Gorgeous photos Rosemary. Love the carpet of orange leaves and particularly the shot looking up to the sky. B x

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    1. As a child I used to love walking over carpets of leaves and naturally would end up throwing them into the air - didn't we all?

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  2. Just beautiful Rosemary, those long shadows from the trees, just magic how nature is.

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    1. It was a lovely walk Margaret and the long shadows just as you mention added to the magic.

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  3. Oh my, how gorgeous are those coppery beech trees, they practically glitter in the sunlight. The last photo is brilliant, and really makes me feel I am there. While I am begging to see snow at Christmas, I'd also be pleased to see a few trees like this, but I guess I can't have two seasons at once!

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    1. I don't know how long the autumn colours last in the Montreal area, but I know that they are still hanging on to some colour on the other side of Canada in Vancouver.

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  4. Hello Rosemary, What beautiful autumn vistas you have. The place where I grew up had a lot of beech trees, so these look familiar. I think that the reason sugar maples were denied Britain was that with all your other scenic fall treasures it would have been just too much!
    --Jim

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    1. Hello Jim - I am grateful that we have so many Beech trees around us here, and as you know they also look magnificent during the Spring season too.

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    1. It would be extraordinary to have snow here in November, and snow generally is a rarity - we have only had three winters when snow has fallen here in the past 20 years.

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  6. How beautiful, Rosemary! That first photo is perfect. The others are wonderful too.
    Thank you for sharing such beauty.

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  7. Lovely autumn colors. I love those foot paths and gorgeous views.

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    1. These trees grow along the top of a high escarpment which is why there are views down into the valley.

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  8. The colors are just stunning, we're still sitting in the 60's and 70;s, so the leaves haven's changed color much.

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  9. Oh my Rosemary. These photos are sensational. It is cold and barren around here. Your photos came at just the right time.

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    1. Dear Gina - I can't imagine that this colour will hang on for much longer now as we head off towards the end of November. I took these photos over the last weekend.

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  10. Such a sunny day with the coloured trees makes for stunning photos. I love those leaf-strewn pathways, an invitation for scuffling and throwing. Beautiful glimpses of the world beyond the beech wood, peeking through the branches.
    Colour is fading quickly here, and the incessant rain has things looking a bit dreary. All the more reason for drawing indoors, close to the fire, books, and homely pursuits.

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    1. When the sun shines at this time of year it is so uplifting - the rains as you suggest make things look so dreary, and indoors becomes the best place to be then.

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    1. Thank you William for visiting and for your kind comment.

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  12. Glorious aren't they. I savoured a last glimpse today. 50mph winds forecast for here tomorrow. Ah well, next year.

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    1. Very soon it will be goodbye until the Spring.

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  13. I miss Autumn. Today I caught a glimpse of a couple of tawny leaves and had to photograph the rare sight.

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    1. I have been to Turkey several times in November and have always found the weather to be perfect.

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  14. Beech trees are perfect for creating avenues through woodlands like the ones in your photos, usually on great estates. We had several running through our local woods leading to an old mansion house and they always felt special in autumn due to a lack of undergrowth and a tall archway above. Nature's very own great halls.
    Probably planted out that way for easy walking and horseback riding come to think of it as landowners would travel nine feet off the ground, mostly in the saddle. Early woodland highways as any other trees planted down lanes might hinder horses due to lower branches and abundant ground cover with too much light getting in. Autumn has lasted well this year.

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    1. It must be reaching its finale Bob and once Christmas is past we can then anticipate spring.

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  15. Dearest Rosemary,
    You are very fortunate for having those majestic beech trees near your home area.
    Love them as they also hold on to their silvery leaves all through winter, giving the woods a very special color all year.
    What a lovely series of autumn this is. Thanks for sharing - very uplifting!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Dear Mariette - glad that you enjoyed seeing the autumn colours here.

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  16. Walking through beech woods in autumn is uplifting. Gorgeous photos. We had a beautiful sunny day last Sunday, but I missed the opportunity to take a walk in the countryside. Now the weather has turned again. We have grey skies and a strong breeze blowing around our hilly neighbourhood.

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    1. Sunday was the day I walked in these woods and was surprised at just how much colour was still on the trees, but I know that it will soon be gone.

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  17. The autumn wood is such a beauty and a balm on the eyes !

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    1. Hello Jane - I only took these photos last weekend and already many of the leaves I showed have now fallen to the ground.

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  18. How beautiful! I could wander in woods like these for hours!
    You have more colour than we have in N. Ireland this autumn.
    Lovely to find your blog & I am now following.
    Best regards
    Christineandhercamera.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for your visit Christine - I will pop over to your blog during the coming week.
      Glad that you enjoyed joining my wander through our local woods.

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  19. So beautiful photos, Rosemary, thank you! Here the beeches are also still "on fire" - golden showers of leaves coming down now, lighting up darker November days.

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    1. The leaves are now falling rapidly Britta and there is a definite chill in the air compared with last week. Beech Trees are lovely all year round but really excel at this time of year.

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  20. Just BEAUTIFUL, love those colours...great pictures Rosemary!
    Have a lovely saturday.
    Titti

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    1. Thanks Titti - you are always so generous with your comments♡

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  21. It always wonderful to see your visits to the beech woods whatever season. Those colours are amazing, beech leaves always have a fantastic range of colours. My mother always used to gather some at this time of year, preserve them for flower arrangements. Sarah x

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    1. I recall my mother doing the same, and what a good idea I had completely forgotten about preserving beech leaves, I think she used to place them in glycerin and water for a week or two.

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  22. Very pretty. I especially like the leaf covered paths....I think I would take the high road.

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    1. A bit like the old scottish song
      O ye'll tak' the high road, and I'll tak' the low road, And I'll be in Scotland a'fore ye, But me and my true love will never meet again, On the bonnie, bonnie banks o' Loch Lomond.
      However, if you took the high path and I took the low path we would meet up again - luckily.

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  23. Wauu .. you have still so beautiful autumn. We have only gray and RAINING.

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  24. How beautiful and uplifting! I really understand the Beech Wood in your neighborhood is always special to you, Rosemary, because you posted about it at this time of every year. I’ll never get tired of seeing such autumn landscape with light and shadow, dancing leaves, souring trees, piles of fallen leaves which cause crunching sound, and so on. Your photos perfectly convey the ambience of the wood.

    Yoko

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