Tuesday, 4 October 2011

To Autumn - Thematic Photography

Carmi's theme this week is Keat's 'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.'
But I think I have to agree with Joyce Kilmer:
 'I think I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree'

Beech in autumn
'But ah! the leaves of summer that lie on the ground' (Robert Bridges)
Autumn beech wood
Beech leaves
Oak apples
Meanwhile, 'At the top of the house the apples are laid in rows.' (John Drinkwater - Moonlight Apples)
Apples (in my office)
'O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stained, ' (William Blake) what is there better to mix with apples in a pie than:
Blackberries in October
But, 'Now is the time for burning of the leaves.' (Laurence Binyon) so to see other hues please visit
Welcome Autumn


DW96 said...

Fine photos as usual Bob. Autumn is one of my favourite time of year.

Re your dynamic layout, took me a few seconds to work out how to post a comment.

L. D. Burgus said...

Great fall shots. I like all the apples ready for eating. Your fall and our fall is almost the same. We are a few weeks late this year.

Mike Burnett said...

It is a beautiful time of the year, but quite amazing how it can be differently viewed in much the same way.

Thomas Hardy - Last Week in October

The trees are undressing, and fling in many places--
On the gray road, the roof, the window-sill
Their radiant robes and ribbons and yellow laces;
A leaf each second so is flung at will,
Here, there, another and another, still and still.

Philip Larkin - Autumn

The air deals blows: surely too hard, too often?
No: it is bent on bringing summer down.
Dead leaves desert in thousands, outwards, upwards,
Numerous as birds; but the birds fly away,

Max said...

Great pictures. Love the last one, the blackberries. We had a huge blackberry bush in our backyard when I was growing up. I can remember many a time gorging ourselves on them right off the bush. Mmmmm.

Carmi said...

I really like the new layout, Bob. It's delightfully spare, which lets your photos shine even more.

I've been mulling going the dynamic route, as well. I don't think I've touched my template since I first launched the blog. Maybe it's time...

Ms. Kilmer's right on. Trees are indeed poetry. As is your series of pics here. Just lovely!

Alexia said...

Beautiful photos... I'm a great tree lover too. And the blackberries make my mouth water.

I have tried this layout a couple of times, but haven't been tempted to apply it. I'm a creature of habit, I guess.

tony said...

I Like The New Look Bob! Grand Photos.Autumn Is With Us.A Lovely Time Of Year [as long as it stays dry!]

Sara said...

Love the fall photos, you captures it all - the berries, apples...

As far as the layout goes...I like the new layout options, but when I came here it appeared as the "classic" view and one needs to click on the other types of views (magazine for instance) to view it the other ways.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I love the first 2... Changing of the leaves is my favorite as well as the blanket formed on the ground by them..

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

( overall I love this layout)

the images.
where to start?!

I shall be revisiting, so i'm not stalking, just needing to come back to these....
you appear to have scooped up everything and i can almost smell the apples

Limar said...

The pics capture autumn perfect! And your layout is great :)