Changing of the Guard

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Or as my calendar refers to it, the First Day of Autumn Equinox!

I much prefer the term Changing of the Guard as when the leaves change to their autumn reds it reminds me of the guards at Buckingham Palace standing tall, standing proud, protecting their mighty Queen!

Changing of the Guard

And if the leaves are turning it begs the question, WHERE is the snow and… “mum, how much longer?”

Calla Lily Loveliness

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My original intention for this Calla Lilly was a striking silhouette of it against a dark background to highlight the subtle greens and purples on its petals.

As we know things don’t always go to plan hence the capture of the deep purples and subtle greens within the flower itself.

Calla Lily

Yes, Miss Poppy was NOT happy about being inside whilst birds flew around outside hence the next thing I know, this flower’s stem was broken in half.

Looking at my poor flower then at Miss Poppy defiantly staring me down, I sensed I was looking at a possible future with teenagers.

Is this a taste of things to come and if so… “mum, how much longer?”

 

Spring in Autumn

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When looking at these flowers one could get the sense that it’s spring not autumn with fresh blooms like these!

Begonia

It amazes me there are still flowers everywhere I look outside but… “mum, how much longer?”

The Lure of Fishing

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Sometimes I think it’s just as much about the lures as it is about the actual fishing. These were a few of Master Thirteen’s first lures he made.

Lure of Fishing

They still sit proudly on the dining room table, hung from one of my candles holders but… “mum, how much longer?”

Snack Time

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As I made myself a coffee recently I could see something moving just out of the corner of my left-eye.

Wasn’t I surprised to see this spider with his take-out outside the kitchen window – such a big feast for such a tiny spider.

Snack Time

Certainly saves on pesticides however as to his next big feast…  “mum, how much longer?”

Sunrise Shadows

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The one AMAZING benefit of waking early is the privilege of seeing such beautiful sunrises. Dare I say the light behind the trees was simply illuminating! :)

Sunrise in the Valley

The sun rose over the valley with an unimaginable speed for something so large. As to the next magical sunrise… “mum, how much longer?”

Spotlight on Liz

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Every now and then when the evening sky is covered with clouds, there are shafts of light which beam down upon Mount Elizabeth. This sunshine highlights only a small portion of the mountain and only for a short time.

Last week for all of maybe ten or fifteen minutes I watched in awe as this spotlight shone down on Liz as the sun was sinking.

Light on Liz

Aahhh, these moments in time. Right place, right time, I love it. I daren’t ask… “mum, how much longer?”

Not MY type of Begonia

Some of my earliest memories are of the potted Begonias at the bottom of our school-house steps. I seem to remember even rolling down those stairs crashing into them at one point. Ah, good times, good times!

What I don’t remember however is any of these blooms looking like these hanging on my front deck at present.

Begonia... or so the ticket says!

Hmmm, mine is not to question why but mine is to photograph. And to obviously believe what the nursery ticket says, lol! :)

As for all these gorgeous blooms still in gardens and pots around town… “mum, how much longer?”