Monday, 12 November 2012

#One Week - Autumn '12 - Colour

Autumn.... It's the season of conkers and casseroles. Colds and crumpets.

I love this time of year.

It starts with the turn of one audacious leaf.  

Then the biggest fare well party commences in full fiery riot..  


Earth bound confetti.

A kaleidoscope of colour. 

Decaying leaves smothered in palate rich flavours...

...of mustard, ketch-up and plum sauce. 

Nature, so adept at change. 


Dewy spiderwebs floating in air borne neighbourhoods,

as temporary as my thoughts.

Or a lone arachnid playing house under the wing mirror of my car. 

I admire peach lit morning mist,

and the fresh, cold bite of atmospheric breath on my finger tips.


Autumn disrobes,

and I wrap up warm.

I love nothing more than encasing my feet in socks warmed on radiators. 

I hanker after bangers and mash. 

I salivate over treacly sponge and custard. 

I lust after slices of lemon drizzle with tea.

I look forward to the inner adjustments this season inevitably brings.


This is the second day of the seasonal linky One Week. Over the next few days (until Friday) I'll be posting a photograph(s) and a few words that diarises and distills my experience of autumn '12. Take a peep at the details here. You can join in for one, two ... or the full five days. And don't forget to add #oneweek on Twitter, and comment on each others posts... 


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22 comments:

  1. When I first looked I thought that they were stunning pics - then I read the poem and was blow away by it. BRILLIANT!

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    1. THANK YOU. I never considered it a poem as such - just some random musings!

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  2. Absolutely love your poem and the colours are just amazing

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    1. Thank you! I was pretty chuffed with the colours too - especially the first one!

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  3. Beautiful words, photos and colours. Love it... except for the Autumn colds bit *snuffles and coughs*!

    xx Jazzy

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    1. Thank you! No, I don't like colds either, and it just so happens that I have another one. Boo. X.

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  4. Lovely pictures and lovely poem. It's beautifully observed. I love the idea of the fare well party - and the peach lit morning mist, and the autumn disrobing while we wrap up warm. Have you entered this into any poetry competitions? It reads really well.

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    1. Thank you - I never realised it was really a poem - I just flung a few words and thoughts together :o). And I've never really considered myself a poet, so I'm a little shy at entering into any comps! And thank you once again! :o).

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  5. hmmm..can i come round for some of the lemon drizzle cake? lovely post x

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    1. Thank you! Lemon drizzle rocks! X.

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  6. Gosh. Beautiful. Stunning words, scenery and smells, almost! I love that stark blue sky against all the other colours. Just gorgeous. Fab meme.

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    1. Thank you so much OSM! I really like that blue sky as well! It contrasts nicely against the rest of the fiery colour! Glad you're liking the meme! :o).

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  7. Beautiful words and pictures. I love Autumn, such an evocative season.

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    1. Thank you! I think it's possibly the most evocative?

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  8. Echoing the words of everyone else, wonderful post. I love the descriptive prose and the photos too. x

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    1. Thank you MP! Glad you like it! :o). X. Ps. I was chuffed with the photos too.

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  9. great post & photos, I love all the seasons and the changes (sometimes all in one day here!).

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    1. Thank you. I'll bet living next to the coast you get so much change! I'll bet it's windy at this time of year! :o).

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    1. Thank you! I hope to see some more of your lovely photos this week?

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  11. I love what you wrote... and leaves when they have these colours!

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    1. Thank you - yes, thank goodness I live fairly near Kew Gardens! - thank you for linking up!

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