Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Autumn 2017.



Suddenly morning temperatures dropped to frost warning levels. I think it was simply a false alarm, and I certainly didn't rush to bring all my Butternuts inside. I'm an optimist.

It isn't light here until around 8 am, so unless I wish to take Bok for his morning walk in the dark, I just have to wait. This is a temporary nuisance, but I expect the clocks will change quite soon.

This view (above) took my breath away yesterday. The low sun was so bright as it flooded along the little path behind the house, that my cheap camera could hardly cope with the brightness.

So, it's cool mornings, clear skies, and warm afternoons. I haven't yet lit an evening fire, but I quite expect Lady Magnon will be complaining before long.

For the moment I'm on top of all my tasks. I'll probably have a Flu' jab at the end of the month. Traps and poison have been laid for Winter-holiday-making rodents, and I have bought extra lots of flour, rice, pasta, and butter in readiness for the Winter siege. 

All early Autumn boxes are ticked.



40 comments:

  1. That is one of the most beautiful photos you have posted. And you have posted quite a few wonderful photos.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. When I saw it I was amazed. The real thing was far better!

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  2. It was nice to see the pic.Beautiful nature...

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    1. I wonder if I'll see it again; possibly not.

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  3. Surreal is the word that comes to mind.

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    1. It sure was; a bit like a film set.

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  4. The sun is like a golden searchlight.

    Alphie

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    1. That's exactly what it was like; amazingly bright.

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  5. I see the light. I am quite sure you are will not be under winter siege.

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    1. We have been in the past, but that was January-ish. Snowed in!

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  6. Skies look clear this morning but very misty in the valley. Hope that sunshine is back today.

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    1. I quite expect the above scene will be repeated in about an hour's time. Yes, looks like a lovely day ahead.

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  7. beautiful photo; right place at the right time! Chilly here but a nice sunny day.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Sounds like here Maria; max of 20 C today.

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  8. We had the first rain here yesterday, but no more for the comeing days.

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    1. We needed rain for the upcoming Cepe (mushroom) markets, but we've had none. No rain, no mushrooms.

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  9. A beautiful photograph. It looks alight. I'm looking forward to the sights Autumn will bring us this year. X

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    1. The beautiful colours are just starting here; the Walnut trees are turning yellow, and certain Oaks are turning red. Lovely.

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  10. Next time get Bok to run down the path as you take the photo.

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    1. Yes, he should have been in there as we were just returning from our walk.

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  11. That's a great photo. The last time I exposed my butternuts to the frost, they dropped off.

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    1. Lady M's been worrying about hers too.

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    2. Surely hers become more pert the harder the frost?

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  12. Your cheap camera produced a work of art. Magnificent!

    We are having an extended summer. It is 80F here and I really don’t mind. Winter will be on us soon enough.

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    1. They keep promising us better weather, but it never seems to arrive.

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  13. Beautiful picture of autumn sun. The picture looks medieval. Unusually warm here in Canada and I am not complaining.

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    1. It's a bit confused here. Neither one thing nor another. I wish it would make it's mind up.

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  14. Breathtaking photo. I can only imagine what it must have been like live, especially with the ambient coolness.

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    1. It was quite stunning. I've lived here for 45 years, and never seen anything quite like it before.

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  15. Do I see a "Path Picture Competition" coming on?

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  16. What a gorgeous photo. I wish I could have seen the real thing.

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    1. It was almost out of a Rupert Bear book.

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  17. That photograph is quite something cro.

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    1. It was far better in real life, my little camera doesn't do it justice.

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  18. How much do you pay for the flu jab cro?

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    1. I'm not 100% sure John, but I think it's about €20.

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