Thursday, March 6, 2014

A Fine Autumnal Day and Posts of the Week

With this post, I'm taking one of my steps back in time to this past autumn. I have a few photos which I took back at my old place and I have yet to share them. I've been incredibly inconsistent blog-wise these past several months and generally less organized than usual. The southern hemisphere is heading into autumn soon so just like a broken clock which tells the right time twice a day, my post is current somewhere.

It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.
~ Washington Irving

wabukayne autum
The leaves that I saw, this past autumn didn't appear to be quite as vivid as years gone by. They were still lovely though - especially when reflected in the pond water. Most of these photos were taken in Mississauga during October, while I was preparing to move.

Getting up close and personal with a sunflower.

salmon roe
Here's the one exception to the location of these images. This was snapped when I was out walking with Benny at Frank's old place. We were in town for a family wedding. It's salmon roe which had leaked out of a recently caught female.

A pumpkin bravely faces its fate. Hallowe'en was just around the corner.

yellow mum2
What's autumn without the lovely hues of potted mums? Beautiful in shades of yellow...

orange mum2

purple mum3
and purple.

The leaves may have been more subtle this year, but the colours in general were beautiful.

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And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if your blog post is named as a POTW.



Ice Fishing in America
by Betsy
at What Makes You Think I Have Cats?

The Biggest Surprise
by Michael
at Michael Manning.TV



Evidence of Love
by Lisa
at Lisa Gordon Photography

Mesa Arch
by Scott
at Just Used Pixels



A Thailand Beach Surprise
by Reena
at Missing Moments

Favourite Things
by Marianne
at Under Wide Suffolk Skies

The Scale of Things
by Bimbimbie
at Bimbimbie Plus



I Am Claiming My Divine Rights
by Anvilcloud (with Sue's permission)
at The AC is On



Recommended by: TexWisGirl

Betty and the Super Bowl
by Kathy
at Kathy Goes A Ramblin'

Recommended by: Linda
I Hear the Train A-Comin'
by Montanagirl
at Montanagirl

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you


Dan said...

Uplifting... to see these vibrant colours. Especially during this long, cold and snowy winter.

Unknown said...

Thank you, Hilary, for the POTW--quite a nice surprise! :)

Dawning Inspiration said...

I find myself wishing for Autumn here.....and then stop myself quickly because then we'd be in for another winter.....

Andy said...

It's worth while to step back in time when you have great photos like these ones.

Bimbimbie said...

I love how the light shines through the salmon roe they look like small balls of amber waiting for a mermaid to fashion them into a necklace*!*

Brian Miller said...

nice...some good ones on that list...
and i love autumn so step back any time...i love all the color...

Theresa said...

As we round the corner into mud season, having had a non-existent winer, your vibrant fall showcase was delightful for this color-starved gal! Thank you.

yaya said...

Ahhh...a step back to my fav season. So beautiful! The sunflower has an almost human face! This post brought some warmth to my very chilly morning!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

As always, my friend, your images are stunning. Favorites here are the sunflower and the mums. Such beauty, so well captured.

Anvilcloud said...

A nice series as per usual. Thanks for the mention.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Ohhhh! Flowers :)

DJan said...

What fine captures, Hilary, as usual. I love the roe picture, but I'm sad that the fish didn't get a chance to deposit them. And thanks for the chance to find some new blogs to follow! :-)

Leah J. Utas said...

The salmon roe is beautiful.

Tabor said...

Autumn seems so long ago...but I know spring is coming in a few weeks.

TexWisGirl said...

love the color you shared on a gray day here in texas. :) and laughed at your brave pumpkin.

you picked some great POTW - thoroughly loved the ice fishing read. wow.

ellen abbott said...

Lovely reminders, all orange and yellow...and purple.

Red said...

In late winter it's hard to remember the realities of fall. So thanks for the memories.

Midlife Roadtripper said...

You may have been inconsistent and less organized (your words) but I must say whenever I visit you I am never disappointed. Beautiful. Look forward to visit your POTW.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful autumn colours!

Anonymous said...

I don't mind zig-zagging through time with you! Beuaitufl! And congrats to the POTW!

stephen Hayes said...

The vibrant colors of these beautiful pictures makes me ache for warmer weather.

from Madrid said...

There are some blogs that make you see the beauty that is in the
universe, this is one of them.
Have a good one, Hilary.


Gail Dixon said...

I love your autumn images! So nice to see on a drab, rainy day. A day that I had planned to get out with my camera. Hopefully tomorrow. Congrats to all the POTWers!

messymimi said...

Today i desperately needed color.

Anita said...

Gosh! It's seems so long since my eyes have seen all that color upon walking out my door. White snow and faded browns and greens have been it. Thanks for reminding us of what is yet to come. Your photos are great at waking up the senses.

Barb said...

Hi Hilary, Your reminisce about autumn gave me plenty of color which is what I need here in the snowy mountains of CO. The shot of the roe is fabulous - you caught the glisten of the orbs.

Kerry said...

Lovely, warm colors. The salmon roe looks gem-like and strange; I'm glad you included it.

Unknown said...

Fall or spring ... Ready for either one as long as this winter gets over with!! Thanks for the POTW. Lovely images here as always.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Lovely, lovely photos! I especially admire the pumpkin/pumpkin stem.

Lisa Gordon said...

Hilary, your autumn photographs are beautful.
Thank you so very much for including me here this week.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I may be waiting for spring,but these autumn pictures are still beautiful.

Bimbimbie said...

... just wanted to say thanks for sending the extra eyes my way, Smiles*!*

Catherine said...

Love the bright colours Hilary and thanks for the POTW - being appreciated helps to keep me blogging!

Maggie May said...

The salmon roe made an unusual photo!
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Betty Manousos said...

great post, hilary! gorgeous photos. i especially like those purple flowers and the sunflower close-up.
and congrats to the potw winners!

happy friday and big hugs!

Daryl said...

congrats to all the POTWers ... and i love all the autumnal colors ... they're so warm and its still so cold

Bob Bushell said...

You had a cold winter whether we had a wet one and quite warm, which is the winner??????? Beautiful flowers images Hilary.

photowannabe said...

I am still partial to Fall colors even if the Spring ones are beginning to pop.
The photo of the Roe is terrific. Such beautiful golden orbs.
Enjoyed the POTW today. It's always fun to see what people post.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Gosh, Hilary-- the colors are stunning. As much as I'm anxious for Spring, Fall really is my favorite time of the year and your photos are a perfect example of why.
xo jj

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I like your logic about somewhere your post is current. I may use that in the future for all kinds of things. :) Way to go, posts of the week!

Scott Law said...

Love your close up shots in this post and I'm honored to be among the POTW again. Have a wonderful day.

Mage said...

Oh, lovely colors. You charm us with the splendor of it all. :)

Linda said...

Great colors!
And you were correct about the pics of the rusty grill on my blog.

Rob-bear said...

Good grief! From winter to autumn with no summer! This climate change stuff is getting pretty serious.

But great picture, I must say.

Blessings and Bear hugs!

J Graham said...

Love the walk back a few seasons and the great links!


Bossy Betty said...

These bright colors are always welcome! So are the POTW!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

When it gets to be Fall "down under" then we know that spring is coming soon!
You always find such wonderful things to share with us.

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Olá amiga,vim retribuir sua carinhosa visita ao meu cantinho.
Fiquei feliz com sua doce presença!!! Obrigada!!!
Beijos Marie.