Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Instagram Autumn

As the light leaves us earlier everyday now I've been looking back through my Instagram feed at my favourite autumnal moments:

:: I love the blazing beeches along the lane I take from town to home. Full of jays, pheasants scuttling in the undergrowth and acrobatic squirrels, it's a breathtaking place that's very precious to me.

:: potting up tulips and narcissi for a spring show. There's a lovely atmosphere in the garden late in the year; the scent of damp compost, leaf litter and woodsmoke takes me back to busy garden days with my parents when I was little. 

:: I've had some lovely autumnal runs this season. The canal side was especially beautiful in our mild October.

:: my last #weekendposy of the year. Every weekend I've gathered a few blooms from the garden and gathered them together on Instagram with this hashtag. I'll be starting again in the spring and it would be great if you'd like to join in!

:: fun in the woods. We joined the lovely Nina and her smashing family  (www.ninanixon.blogspot.co.uk) for a haunting afternoon of spookiness, scavenging, potion making and campfire fun. It was a fantastic, gloriously muddy afternoon - thanks so much! 

And now winter is creeping in and I'm enjoying every moment. The air turns colder, sparkle and twinkle lights the night sky and we're making preparations for celebrations to come. Thank you autumn for another glorious season, see you next year. 

33 comments:

Sue said...

I love what you say about the smell of a late autumn garden taking you back to your childhood. I feel exactly the same, and also in early autumn when the michaelmas daisies are blooming, I'm right back in mum's garden as she picks a sheaf of them to take to the school harvest festival.

SandyShoes Cornwall said...

Autumn perfectly captured Steph, it's got to be my favourite season next to Spring. I love your avenue of towering beech trees, our trees in Cornwall tend to be short and twisted by the wind rather than tall and stately.

We had our first frost yesterday, it was beautiful and quite a shock after lots of mild weather. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for snow down here, I know you often get a lot but we're lucky to see any and I'd love to go tobogganing! Have a great week, Antonia x

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Lovely autumnal photos Steph, especially with the canal boats (my favourite!). Enjoy the new season x

Eleanor Holmes said...

Lovely photos, that smell of the garden is so wonderful and really encapsulates the seasonal change at this time of year. Xx

Rebecca said...

Lovely autumnal photographs, your posts never fail to put a smile on my face so i'll have a look out for you on instagram! x

CJ said...

What beautiful photos, particularly that beech lane, how wonderful to walk down there regularly.

Deb said...

Lovely photos steph.

VeggieMummy said...

Gorgeous photos. I love Autumn and you've captured it beautifully. x

Miss Tulip said...

Beautiful photos! I love the colours in autumn but the day light goes far too quickly!
Miss Tulip x
The Thrifty Magpies Nest

Karen Cunningham said...

What wonderful photos Steph! I have to say that when Curlew Country pops up on my blogroll it always brings a smile to my face - I know I'm in for an absolute treat. I used to visit Stone a lot and know how beautiful it is around your way. Miss it.

Leanne Paxton said...

Autumn tend to be glorious here. The last hurrah of summer. Then suddenly everything is bare and pared back. And the colours change from turquoise brights to earthy hues.
I miss trees. Yours are beautiful.
Leanne xx

Margje-Margo said...

Beautiful!!! I am a silent admirer of your blog, enjoy it very much. I thought I'd share that this time- I live in the US and we are celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow- I am thankful for a lot in my life, and having the ability to follow your blog ad other favorites is on the thankful list.
Warm greetings,
Margo

Sarah said...

Hello!
I'm a newcomer and just spotted you'd recently found my blog too (having read Nina's comments section on her blog). I love your photos and am looking forward to visiting often...
Nice to meet you.
Sarah.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous photos to mark the seasons.
I love the combination of the words sparkle and twinkle and all the images they set off in my mind.
Lisa x

Curlew Country said...

Oh Michaelmas daisies just are harvest festival Sue you're so right! I'm a nostalgic sort I think :) x

Curlew Country said...

Oh I love those twisted Cornish trees and the lopsided hedges too shaped by the gales! Really hoping we get a few flakes that's for sure - not one last year! I'm always a little disappointed if it comes after Christmas, would love a white one agin. Hope you get some too :) x

Curlew Country said...

Glad you liked the boats, thanks for th lovely comment Chel x it's so cosy when the barges have their fires burning too x

Curlew Country said...

Thanks Eleanor - treat for th senses I think too x

Curlew Country said...

Oh thanks Rebecca, that's very kind xx

Curlew Country said...

Hi Sarah - thanks for sayi hello, I'm an avid follower of your beautiful blog. Hugely admire you're photography, you create such atmosphere. It's beautiful. Look forward to following you more x

Curlew Country said...

That's really kind thanks Karen - and likewise:)

Stone is a nice town, discovered a lovely new pub recently.

Off to catch up with you latest post xx

Curlew Country said...

Oh that's so kind Margo x thanks for popping by to say hello. Hope you're having a terrific thanksgiving. I'm thankful for kind followers and your much appreciated comments xx

Curlew Country said...

Sounds very dramatic Leanne - envy your crashing waves! X

thehouseatnabend said...

You capture the seasons so brilliantly! And I love your #weekendposy idea (I'm afraid I'm not on Instagram but would love to join in all the same!)

Curlew Country said...

Oh well that's that sorted Helen, lets make it a bloggy thing to for next year! Super idea.

I think I'll start when the snowdrops start to push up :) thanks so much for commenting, sorry I don't get round often enough myself xx

Curlew Country said...

The excitement's building isn't it. Love this time of year x thanks for commenting x

susan said...

Lovely photos. I especially like the houseboats on the canal. Seems like such a peaceful way to live. Do you suppose they're able to live on them year round?

Curlew Country said...

Thanks Susan x yes quite a few people live on the barges and narrow boats all year. Some move into marinas where there are facilities but along the canals there are lots of mooring points with power hook ups so its really possible.

Most have wood burning stoves so they're very cosy, even when the canal freezes over. These boats aren't that far from the village centre where we have a shop, post office, pharmacy etc so although they are a bit more detached from regular life they're not isolated. Quite appealing really! Happy thanksgiving btw x

Anne Schueler said...

The last photo looks stunning - very wintery! Winter starts to arrive in Germany too. I really hope there will be some snow this year :)

Take care
Anne
http://crochetbetweentwoworlds.blogspot.de

...Nina Nixon... said...

Autumn has been so kind to us...and November too. I am hoping December will be just as kind, though the girls are hoping for a little snow. It's why we moved 'up North!'

Nina x

marge said...

Crossed the border from Monyash into Leek yesterday and had a lovely day Christmas shopping and enjoying your great cafes.

marge said...

Crossed the border yesterday from Monyash into Leek and had a great time Christmas shopping and stopping off in your lovely cafes

Curlew Country said...

Oh glad you had a lovely time - it's looking very festive isn't it :) love Monyash, been to your. Fab playground and pond more times than I can count. Would love to live there x