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October 14, 2011

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Melissa

Autumn is definitely my favorite season. It's been awesome here in Northern MN with a late Autumn so I hope that will make the winter feel shorter! Beautiful pictures!

Donna Cummings

Melissa, it's definitely my favorite season too. But this one is getting a slow start. If it's gonna be cool enough that I'm wearing sweatshirts, I want some fall colors on the leaves! LOL But hopefully you're right and this means a shorter winter. *fingers crossed*

Quantum

Lovely pictures Donna.

I often visit the Vale of Evesham in 'Old England' where I can buy apples from roadside stalls.

Another favourite location is an arboretum close to Prince Charles's home in the Cotswolds. The autumn colours are just stunning. Its like wandering through a fairy land with lots of opportunities for the young uns to frolic and play hide and seek.

I imagine that 'New England' will be on a much grander scale though.

What species is that gorgeous tree with the golden leaves?

I think that one of the most beautiful places in the entire universe is John Ruskin's house on the shore of lake Coniston in the English Lake District. I was there a few weeks ago and particularly remember the Ruskin quote:

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them.”

I can see exactly what he meant from your snaps!

Thanks for sharing. *smile*

Donna Cummings

Q, I wish I could visit "Old England" again. It's been way too long since my first (and only!) visit, and it was this time of year, come to think of it. I've got to find my pics from then, because I remember being at Windsor Castle and seeing the beautiful fall colors and wanting to look at it forever. :)

I didn't make it to the Lake District, but it's definitely on my list for the next visit (whenever that is!)

I love the farmstands here, and all the orchards. In fact, I plan to get some apples today so I can make this cake I always associate with this time of year. I'll be sharing it with you virtually!

And the tree -- I'm pretty sure it's an oak tree, since they're the ones that typically turn that yellow color. My favorites are the maples, with their sassy red leaves. It makes me catch my breath every time I see one. I'll have to find a pic of that somewhere.

Thanks for sharing the quote. It's beautiful. And a good reminder. :)

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