Saturday, 4 October 2014

Summer meeting autumn....

 Autumn is here, but no one told seems to have told Summer! 

From my wanderings late in September.

Amazing seedheads of Wild Carrot - or Queen Anne's Lace, as we call it!

Bumble bee lazily foraging on Red Bartsia.

Watermint still flourishing in the dew pond.
 
Bindweed everywhere - but how beautiful it is!

I caught this Southern Hawker dragonfly sunning itself. It was absolutely stunning and kindly stayed around for me to photograph it.

As did a late red tailed bumble bee...

 under the sloes - waiting to be picked for sloe gin!
 
I love this time of year - and I have a lot of sympathy with Emily Bronte!


Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night’s decay
Ushers in a drearier day. 
 

7 comments:

Rachel said...

Isn't that dragonfly gorgeous!

margaret said...

some lovely nature photos here and the dragonfly is a delight, have not seen any this year and yours looks like it is made from jewels

Shashi Nayagam said...

Lovely pictures of nature thanks for sharing

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

That dragonfly is sooooooooooo beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Splendid to catch up with your writing and sketching on your new blog. I recognise your need to move on as the passions grow and change and to change the focus of what you record. Good luck with your sketching - I find it very therapeutic although I am now simply recording with a single black liner pen on white paper. Too busy to do much more!

Ghost Lily said...

Ah Jules!
Your photos are stunning! The bee and dragonfly are especially wonderful. You have captured all the detail of the dragonfly which is special and lovely to see. The colours, pattern on it's back are perfect!
As you know, I saw a butterfly in Avebury and a huge bumble bee yesturday. There still seems to be quite a few insects around even though it's getting colder. I wonder if they are hanging around longer because of the warm summer we had?
Anyway, good to stop by and see your post, the poem is also a lovely touch at the end.
Autumn Blessings!
Jo. xx

Tammie Lee said...

so many lovely glimpses
captured with your heart i can tell
you have honored autumn beautifully