Sunday, September 19, 2010


We go for a lovely drive today, taking the camera along

I am not expecting to see so many colourful signs of fall until October, but through a rain spattered windshield and the occasional bit of sunshine Charles and I drive along the Cawston Bench, and then down the back roads around by Ginty's Pond, and he is so patient about stopping and so sharp-eyed about seeing things that I miss, that we ended up snapping almost two hundred pictures.

Here are a few........ other pictures of a wild unsettled sky I have posted 

O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stained
With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit
Beneath my shady roof;  there thou may'st rest,
And tune they jully voice to my fresh pipe;
And all the daughters of the year shall dance!
Sing now the lust song of fruit and flowers.
William Blake, To Autumn, 1783

Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun'
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
with fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run'
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more;
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease;
For Summer has o'er brimm'd their clammy cells.
John Keats, To Autumn


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hello Hildred. What a great Autumn drive you shared with us. We are in New England right now -- and not really much sign yet of the fabled Autumn leaves. We will wait! (It's wonderful to be here anyway -- so much to see.)

Your views are lovely -- as are the poems to go with. Thanks

Penny said...

What a wonderful part of the world you live in and your autumn pictures are lovely. I must say I love autumn but here the searing heat of summer has usually put paid to much colour.
we are having a slow and very misty drizzly start to Spring and it is lovely, but the heat of summer could be upon us sooner than we think so I am making the most of what we have now.

Wanda..... said...

So many of your photos are like beautiful paintings, Hildred. The misty day gives them a lovely melancholy feeling.

Barb said...

What a world you capture for us, Hildred! I like the muted aspect of the day. I love the photo looking out from your garden through the bushes. Also, the tree hanging over the water lends itself to speculation. Red and yellow are starting to overtake green - fall is making its presence felt.

Carver said...

What a delightful sequence of shots. It definitely does look like Autumn has arrived in your part of the world. Great shots.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Hildred and Charles, what a wonderful set of photos going with the beautiful poetry of Keats. The video is wonderful! Thanks for taking the trouble to treat us to such a great post.