Sunday, 30 October 2011

SOOC: For A Moment, Time Stood Still



How beautifully leaves grow old. 
How full of light and color are their last days. 
~John Burroughs~


For Straight Out of the Camera Sunday


This morning I first woke up very early – too early – so went back to sleep. When I next got up, it was nine o’clock. After breakfast and getting dressed and so on, it was still nine o’clock! This because today we go back to ‘winter time’ here in Europe, and I started my day by making a tour round the flat to set back all the clocks. Except… oops… excuse me for a couple of minutes…

… I forgot, as usual, about the DVD and video recorders …

I find the whole daylight saving time system rather confusing. Actually I often think that up here in the north, the winter would be a better time than summer to try and save some daylight and prolong the afternoons!  

I usually adjust quicker to the time change in the autumn than I do in the spring, though.

Today seems to have decided to help (?) us by letting us remain in a sort of  grey dusk and need of artificial light all day. Enough to keep anyone confused about what time it is.

The photos were taken on Tuesday this week. As long as there are still leaves on the trees, there really is an extraordinary beauty about this time of year. Even on a foggy day, the yellow leaves seem to give off a magic light of their own. (The lamp-post in the first photo makes me think of Narnia.)


  1. Hi!
    Your pictures are so pretty. Love Autumn. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

  2. I love your photos. What a wonderful Autumn day you captured.

  3. Yes, those trees DO have their own light. I have noticed that some are almost fluorescent in the fall, they are shouting! Our time change is next Saturday, I HATE it. Did I say that loud enough? HHHAAATTTEEE!!! Half the whole day is dark and you have to do shopping and everything else in the dark. And I still can't think of a single good reason to do this, other than to make everyone miserable!

  4. my favorite today is the lamp post, that is really cool. our clocks turn back next week end and I don't like it. like you i adjust to this one easier than the spring. it will be good for our dogs because the daylight will come earlier for Jakes first ball game of the day.

  5. Autumn is a season I relish - the smell of damp woods, the changing palette of colours made by the trees and bushes, getting my boots out again and making vegetable soup and casseroles. Your photos are lovely. Thank you.

  6. The gales here have seen off most of our autumn leaves and we haven't seen the sun for so long that we haven't been able to get good autumn photos anyway. So it is really good to see all of yours. I love autumn.

    Thanks for reminding me about the DVD recorders.


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