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Autumn's last gasp







It looks so dramatic.  The valley at this time of year.   Mist settles on the hills, a few golden leaves cling stubbornly to the deciduous trees and the sun never seems to shine. The whiff of smokey bonfires linger in the air.  Cold, wet and gothic.

Unwanted apples sit forlornly on the trees, and little birds feast on the forgotten fruit. Or they'll fall to the ground where worms and bugs will finish them off. Shrivelled blackberries are dotted along the brambles and stick to my tights as I scramble along the hedge.   And bright red rose hips look so pretty glistening in the fading autumn light.

Autumn's last gasp.

22 comments:

  1. a somewhat haunting but yet beautiful description of the last days of fall. This would be a wonderful intro to a good novel.... :)

    Enjoy the warmth of the red and gold as fall fades away ~

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    1. Thank you Sarah! This weather does make me feel a little Bronte-like! I hope you're enjoying your spring weather!

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  2. The colours at this time of the year are amazing.
    Lovely captures.
    x
    p.s did I spy you on the latest Gourmet Farmer episode?

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    1. That's very kind of you to say Zara - and yes that was me on TV!

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  3. Beautiful. Your transported me totally there. x

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    1. Thanks Tara! That's quite a compliment x

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  4. Beautiful Michelle, look at all of those apples! x

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    1. I know Jane, it's heart breaking! It's too expensive to pay people to pick them. At least the birds are having a feast x

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  5. Love the autumn time at Valley. especially like the warmth of the red and gold as fall fades away! xo
    - Vinnie

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  6. Very moody pictures, I'm looking at them snuggled up on the couch with a cosy blanket, very appropriate!

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  7. I love your posts. A little Tassie fix. You know, you were the first blog I ever came across, we'll before I started my own.. I started reading and was intrigued, followed some links, loved the idea of blogging and well.. It goes from there.. I too, saw you on GF and it was nice to put a face to your name. Looked like a great picnic. My partner and I looked at buying that caravan while we were on Bruny. It was decked out as a coffee van then, from memory..
    Happy Winter. Stay warm xx

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    1. Hello Deborah, that is so lovely to hear. I'm very touched by your kind words. That little caravan was a coffee van then! It's a real cutie!

      xx

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  8. Ah, Autumn.....my favorite season. Such a pity about those apples.

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  9. Looks like heaven on earth, despite the cold! :)

    Jo
    http://www.womaninreallife.blogspot.ca/

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  10. You've painted such a beautiful picture and mood of the season. Thanks for the snapshot in to the valley. I love your photos too. That mist! There is nothing like that around my home.

    Those are some very lucky birds. :)

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    1. Thank you Christina - I find the weather here very inspiring! Yes, I'd imagine your home is warm and just as inviting! x

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  11. You have captured Tasmania in these wonderful photos, the Tasmania that I dream off.

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    1. Thank you for saying so Rachel!

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  12. That fog! Those leaves! The colours! What beauty - how lucky are we to live where we live?! xx

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  13. So lovely, you should write a novel. :)

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  14. Just recently my husband was asked to consider a transfer to Tasmania, it's a no brainer really! The more we learn about your beautiful State, the more our hearts are there :)

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