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Monday, 8 November 2021

Just three weeks

My intention was to photograph Millman Road over a period of weeks in October to have a photographic documentary of the change in the leaves this autumn. Unforeseen circumstances intervened and it was over three weeks before we returned to the Millman Road again for a short walk. In that time, the autumnal change along the road was massive.


In the early days of October, the canopy was green. In a few areas shots of red were a highlight. 





The road had much the same look as it does mid summer.





Just over three weeks later, a golden tunnel stretched over the red road which was leaf covered in places. 





It is easy to find a scientific explanation involving naturally occurring chemicals as to why leaves change colour.





However, the dreamer in me imagines nature’s awareness of the decreasing light and heat and in a desire to protect herself, she eliminates surface area to huddle against the cold. First though, she gives us a final present, one we will remember until the light and heat return next year and she stirs again.





So we walked amid the leaves, shuffling our feet for the maximum enjoyment of nature’s gift of this season. The old road, cut deep into the rich red soil has experienced many generations do the same, as passersby enjoyed the scenes around them. My husband and I walked in silence with only the rustle of the leaves beneath our feet and cameras clicking.


Words were unnecessary.






31 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A beautiful series of photos!

DJan said...

I love seeing the comparison between seasons. It's a beautiful place and I thank you for sharing it. Fall colors abound! :-)

Anvilcloud said...

Nice fanciful personification of trees and why they colour their leaves. 😊

bill said...

I agree with Debra. Nice captures!

Beside a babbling brook... said...

How-beautiful...

No words necessary....

🍂 🍁 🍂 🍁 🍂

Secondary Roads said...

I particularly enjoyed your word picture above the sentence: "Words were unnecessary." Also, the images stirred deep feelings.

Hena Tayeb said...

The is such a marvelous road. Right out of a story book.

margi said...

Beautiful road! Words aren't necessary, the images tell the story...

Elephant's Child said...

Simply, and completely beautiful. Thank you.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

What a fabulous set of photos, and such a lovely setting. Isn't it such great fun to watch fall ushered itself in?

Mage said...

Simply beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

What a beautiful walk, The green in summer is beautiful and the golden colors of Autumn are lovely too. Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead!

Red said...

Nice road to walk down.

William Kendall said...

Beautifully photographed.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Stunning images. The sound of rustling leaves underfoot is magical.

At Home In New Zealand said...

The best part of autumn is kicking up leaves as you walk through them. You have made me remember the joy of doing that :)

MARY G said...

Just fun - also excellent shots. I may have to steal this idea. Love it.

Barwitzki said...

Great ... Hug fra Viola

David M. Gascoigne, said...

It's always interesting to record the changes in a given location. I have no doubt that your walks there at any time of the year are very enjoyable.

Retired Knitter said...

Our colors here are mostly browns. A real disappointing fall where leaves are concerned. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Beautiful.

Debbie said...

WoW!!!! i think we all have plans that nay not come to fruition but these images are stunning.

words are not necessary...#3, put that in a frame and what a puzzle it would make!!

Tabor said...

Amazing how the seasons provide such lovely changes. Good for you to capture them.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Gorgeous photographs. Autumn can be magical in the sunlight on a dirt road in the woods.

photowannabe said...

Stunning display of God's handiwork.
Sue

Helen said...

A magical walk beneath this autumn canopy! I can hear the scrunching of the fallen leaves beneath your feet. Were I with you, the silence woud be broken by my cries of joy and wonder for nature's gift.

Rhodesia said...

The changes are amazing and quite beautiful.

I am far behind with blogging. Hopefully I will get time soon to go through all my October and November photos!!!

Keep well. Diane

Barbara said...

Marie, those pictures are incredible. They make my heart sing. I want to run down that lane like a child with my head thrown back and my arms thrown open.

Lorrie said...

The change is dramatic. What a magical place for a walk.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

That's a wonderful show of autumnal colour; here everything is happening very slowly and rather erratically this year. Not that our colours are ever so spectacular as those in the maritime provinces; I recall that my parents visited my aunt in Nova Scotia many years ago and my mother thought she could see fields of flowers, which of course turned out to be autumn trees.

Catarina said...

This a magical place!!

baili said...

what a remarkable and exquisite post dear Marie :)

the first short is magnificent !

loved the poetic touch with your dreamer explanation ,so true tat science can define the physical reason for things but there is soul in everything and the spiritual reasons are understood by those who lead life by soul more than mere physique :)

glorious !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!