30 October 2012

An Autumn Canvas

Posted By Happy Homemaker UK




Celebrating my third autumn in England,
this year has been the most beautiful by far




Maples (acers) and virginia creepers are clothed in crimson

Beech trees dot the landscape in copper
while birch's paintbrush is dipped in amber





I am told Canadian soldiers from WWII planted many of the maples
in southeast England to remind them of home





I feel the trees giving a last yawn of color
before they cozy-down for bed, 
preparing for their awakening in Spring

{ sending the love to my friends and readers impacted by Sandy }

- all photos by me -

28 comments:

Rose Fern said...

Beautiful...I wish I could walk under these beautiful colours!

Ola said...

really a beatiful fall, here is already snowing and no more colorful trees...

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beetree said...

Gorgeous, Laura! Thanks for sharing those beautiful colors...especially for those of us in an almost Autumn-less climate (it was 90 yesterday for our fall party...complete with chili and cornbread!).

A little bit Country said...

Beautiful photos. Looking forward to your photos as winter and Christmas happen. Loved my cold Christmas's in London. Now we spend the day at the beach - crazy!

Sandra said...

What lovely images, Laura. I love the first one with the welcome sign in English and in French! What a beautiful idea for the Canadian soldiers to have planted maple trees to remind them of home! I love your last shot too of the trees and their reflection in the water.
We were under snowfall over the weekend and all the leaves were covered in snow! The sun has since reappeared, but the temperatures remain low for the season.

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Those colours are totally amazing, I dream about finding somewhere with colours such as this to walk through and take photos of! I think I'll start a plant maple trees campaign! Suzy x

greenthumb said...

Such pretty colours, al your photos are so lovely.

wohnraumformer said...

Hi Laura,
great that you´ve found my blog und that you want to follow me :-))You´re very welcome :-)) Thank you for your comment! I want to visit you as well. I love Great Britain so much, and now I have the possibility to see pictures from there more often! (And learn the language a bit more...)
Enjoy the day :-))
Corana

Sarah Jane said...

Beautiful! Utterly beautiful!
Enjoy xox

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Yes it's a great display this year! Ada :)

Robynne's Nest said...

Beautiful photos Laura, and I agree this has been the most colourful Autumn for me too...perhaps the milder weather has helped. I must admit, I do look for the reds...not so much of it around here in England..more yellowy golds...Robx

Sunray Gardens said...

These are some beautiful Autumn color photos. You really got some great shots.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Interesting fact too about the Canadian soldiers, can't say as I blame them. I'd plant maples here in South Texas but I don't think they'd do well in the heat :o(

Ali said...

Absolutely beautiful. The best of the show is pretty much over here in the Midlands, but further south you will still get another week or two.

Ali x

Barbara said...

Such amazing pictures!! I love all of those vibrant colors.

TexWisGirl said...

truly beautiful, laura.

High Heeled Life said...

Absolutely beautiful! You have captured autumn beautifully .... Hugs C. (HHL)

Rosemary said...

Wonderful autumn images Laura, this year is the best for a long time.

Older Mum said...

Beautiful.

Tammy Chrzan said...

Absolutely lovely photos, what part of England is this? What town did you find these gorgeous trees? I would love to see them...

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Thanks, Tammy! Photo 1: Normandy, France; Photo 2 & 3: Winkworth Arboretum; Photo 4: Sherwood Forest, Nottingham

likeschocolate said...

Lovely! Love the patch of red! Happy Fall!

Gillian said...

I agree, the leaves have been especially lovely this autumn, I've loved watching them turn.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Last yawn of colour - I love that! What a great phrase. You're right, this year does seem to have been particularly good colour-wise. We've done plenty of kicking through the leaves - I never get bored of that!

Sarahxxx

Shalagh Hogan said...

Apparently you didn't miss the significance of pictures exponentially replacing words. These are stunning. I enjoyed the autumnal color this weekend here on the US east Coast. And Sandy just blew at us, nothing heinous.
Love to you over there,
Shalagh
(Shay-la and fellow BYWer)

annechovie said...

So gorgeous there! Thanks for your visit and kind comment. Have a great weekend.

My Garden Diaries said...

LOVE LOVE LOVING those brilliant colors in your photos! Stunning! Happy fall to you and your family!

Red Rose Alley said...

These are some of the prettiest Fall trees I've seen. The colors are beautiful. This is my favorite season.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley