26 September 2012

Preparing For Autumn

Posted By Happy Homemaker UK

In England, it is called Autumn,
not Fall
Do you know hard it is to not say Fall?!

So here's a little peek into my world

In front of my house
the leaves are subtly changing

And as I drove through the Cotswolds last week,
final harvests were being made in the fields

In a Herculean feat,
I took this photo with my camera pointed backwards as I drove away
(so I wouldn't look too suspicious)

Hedge-trimmers were busy

And you know I'm a sucker for an interesting sign :)
This one indicates a lack of reflectors on a single carriageway
as roadworks continue

Shot during the Olympics,
this image well reflects the rains we've encountered lately

'Brollies' are a must this season

There's definitely a chilly nip in the air
and more darkness surrounds my morning and evening routines

Yep, Autumn has arrived
(I'm dying to say Fall!)

Wishing you a wonderful new season,
wherever you are

And however you may say it :)

- all photos by me -

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Barbara said...

Fall (Autumn) is gorgeous in your neck of the woods! Great pictures.

Robynne's Nest said...

I'm dying to see the U.S. in the 'fall'...perhaps the New England area...definitely in my bucket lists. Robx

Ola said...

This sign was really strange, thanks for your explanation:)

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greenthumb said...

What a pretty part of the world you now live in. Funny road sign.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I love this time of year, the clours are magnificent! Fall is a great description I think! Ada :)

syeds said...

Unforgettable moments. The first image has taken me to my olden time.

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Erin Moran said...

Every once in a while I still slip and say fall instead of autumn, the looks I get when I do! The season certainly has changed to autumn, and quite quickly! Last week it was summer and this week I have the heater on in my office!

Erin x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hi - I will try, I am due in London that night! Need to do a little jiggery pokery with schedules...will let you know!
I think as it's your word you simply must use "fall"...hope to see you in Sketch...

Sarah -x-

a happy little life said...

happy FALL! trying to break myself of that also, not easy! but some times i just say it anyway! lovely photos :) it's been a rainy week here too. have a great day! xo tracie

TexWisGirl said...

yeah, i'd have a hard time sticking to autumn. :) i like that sign! cool terminology.

NotesFromAbroad said...

Where I live, Autumn is used instead of Fall and if you call it Fall, you get really strange looks :)
"What is this Fall ??" lol
I love the No Cats Eyes !!
besos, C

PURA VIDA said...

I kind of like autumn better...love your photos!

lisaroyhandbags said...

I had a hard time saying Autumn in Ireland too! But then I also had a hard time saying Trousers instead of Pants! Enjoy your changing leaves - we don't get Autumn in Dubai so I'll just live vicariously through you. I don't miss the rain though. :)

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Ha! I am hopeless with the pants/trousers thing :) Being in Dubai, I wouldn't miss the northern winters :) XO

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Miss Sarah, I'd love to see you there! I hope you can make it work...fingers crossed :) XO

meckimadeit. said...

no cats eyes ... what about the rest of the beasts ... I like funny signs too .... clearly not as nifty with my camera. Great pictures.

You live in/near the Cotswolds? Lucky you !!

miss b said...

I love signs like that too. Autumn is certainly a lovely time of year (apart from the rain we are having at the moment!) I can just see a bit of blue sky though.....

The Snowdrop Project said...

Hi Laura,
Isn't it strange that still there are words that haven't made it across the pond when we have adopted so many of each of our countries habits.
Fall/Autumn, pants/trousers, trunk/boot... we say tomahto you say tomayto!!!
Brilliant images- getting ready for 'Fall'
Hope you have a lovely day,
ps looking forward to next week

Tammy Chrzan said...

England, caught in all of it's perfection. I absolutely love the Rain photo taken through the window, If you don't mind, I'm going to pin it on my pinterest, of course giving you full credit... Tammy

beetree said...

You take beautiful shots, whichever way you point the camera! :) i love this season best- whether you call it fall or autumn, it still means cool, crisp walks, caramel apples, butternut squash, pumpkin everything, and cuddling up on the couch! Yay for that!

Emm in London said...

I love that cat's eye sign! I say autumn or fall interchangeably but then I often use a weird mix of British and American English. We're very influenced by US telly in South Africa. Gorgeous photos! Here's hoping our autumn is not as wet as our spring!!!

Pet said...

And days are so short. Even in mighty England! :-)

Privet and Holly said...

My aunt has felt many times
as if they've fallen down the
rabbit's hole, living in England,
with all the little sayings and
customs that they have had to
learn about : )

Enjoy your FALL. We'll be having
tea together before you know it!

xo Suzanne

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I didn't know you are South African! I couldn't hear your accent in your posts ;)

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Thanks for asking, Tammy. I'm honored! Pin away :)

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Me too!!!

Gesci said...

I love your rain shot- it truly looks like a stock photo (in a good way!). I tend to sort of hyphenate- "Oh, looks like it's fall-autumn." I hyphenate "college-uni", as well! I say some British words (bin, tip, car park, toilet) but can't seem to transition some of my American- pants to trousers is one that's gotten me a funny look many times!

yankinyorkshire.com said...

That last photo is brilliant! I still say fall all of the time and get weird looks, but I'm getting used to it. I have pulled out the sweaters though in preparation...actually not sure why I ever put them away! x