Saturday, 22 November 2014

Essence of November

Well, here we are at the weekend!  But today I am looking back to last Sunday, when son no.3 and I went out with our cameras on a damp, chilly November afternoon.  He had a photography project to complete for a university assignment, so I took the chance to go out with him.  He had a top-of-the-range camera (borrowed from uni) and I had my little camera with me.  I had a great time helping him to compose shots, and of course managed to do a lot of snapping of photos myself.  Some folks would have thought the weather and the light and the general dampness quite depressing, but is really is my favourite kind of weather for my favourite time of year.  And we had a lovely time chatting away, he really was super company.  At first he was a little self-conscious about taking photos if anyone was about but as soon as he saw his dear old mother taking her photos with not a care in the world he soon got into the spirit of things.
So here are some of the many photos I took!

 Walking down this footpath the trees looked glorious...

Misty countryside in all it's splendour...

Autumn leaves...

Fascinating fungi, I love their ethereal beauty...

Melancholy signs of decay...

Grand old houses...

"Autumn is the eternal corrective. It is ripeness and color and a time of maturity; but it is also breadth, and depth, and distance.  What man can stand with autumn on a hilltop and fail to see the span of his world and the meaning of the rolling hills that reach to the far horizon?" -   Hal Borland

Have a lovely late November weekend!



  1. Wishing you a happy, dry weekend. It's pouring here! Good job I'm off to a crochet group to drink tea and eat cake! :)
    I love the chimneys in your grand house photo.x

  2. beautiful pictures! Have a great weekeknd!!

  3. Those are beautiful pictures and how special to spend time with your son. I never take those times for granted anymore. They are too rare in our house.

  4. Such atmospheric autumn photos, I love those kind of days too. Lovely that you and your son went photographing together and you inspired him not to be self conscious. You certainly found lots of good subjects. Loved the views, the trees and the fungi!
    Happy weekend.
    Helen xox

  5. Beautiful photos!
    Our yard is now white.Yesterday we had snow on the ground. Unfortunately it is not cold enough that it would remain!
    Have a nice weekend!

  6. How wonderful for you to spend a day with your son and also teach him how to take a good photo! What a good mom you are! Great photos!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. I remember doing this with my son years ago and it is a treasured memory. My favourite photo ever taken of me was the one he took that day. Love the quote at the end.

  8. How wonderful Helen... I love spending time with my son ... It makes the happiest memories. Great pictures.

  9. I enjoyed the walk with your son, too:) My youngest son arrived this week after driving coast to coast to move here. We had a great time several months ago snapping photos on a trip together and made many good memories. [You spotted such interesting fungi!] xx

  10. Your photos are gorgeous, I am so glad you had special time with your son.

  11. Hi Helen! What a great way to spend time with your son! Love your photos, thanks for sharing! :)
    Have a nice week!
    Ingrid xx

  12. I love the Autumn photo's. I noticed the other day the new buds forming on the branches, getting ready for the Spring, isn't it wonderful.


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