November’s Last Photo

I was struck by the contrast of this brightly coloured dead leaf set against the green moss on the top of one of our raised flower beds.

November’s Last Photo

Autumn in the Japanese Garden

The city of Toulouse, in southern France, has a number of impressive formal green spaces, of which the Jardin Japonais is one of the finest, especially when the arrival of autumn makes the trees produce some dazzlingly vibrant colours.

CMMC: Autumn Colours

It’s That Time Of Year Again

The nights are drawing in, it’s turning chillier and drifts of fallen leaves are starting to gather in the local sheep market.

Autumn is upon us.

CMMC: Autumn or Spring

52 Week Smartphone Challenge: 37 Seasons

Autumn colours at the important Roman site of Vindolanda, near Hadrian’s Wall in northern England.

52WeekSmartphoneChallenge: 37 Seasons

Autumn Leaves

Bare branches and a carpet of fallen leaves indicate the arrival of autumn in Beecraigs Country Park near Linlithgow in central Scotland.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Autumn Scenes

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trail

This trail, running through the woods at Beecraigs Country Park in central Scotland, looks especially striking with its carpet of autumn leaves:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trail

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Quotidian

For this week’s Tuesday Challenge, Frank at Dutch Goes The Photo! has set the theme of ‘quotidian’, in the sense of the normal everyday that could, in photographic terms, repay a closer view or a different perspective.

What could be more humdrum than a drain, you may wonder? But this drain-cover in the gutter of a street in Chabanais is surely worth a second glance, not only for the interesting structure of the ironwork, but also for the contrast provided by the autumn leaves that have become trapped in it.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Quotidian

Weekly Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green

A sunny autumn day in Inverleith Park, Edinburgh. The leaves are beginning to turn, but green still predominates.


Weekly Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green

Tuesdays of Texture: Autumn Leaves

For my latest contribution to Narami’s Tuesday of Texture challenge at De Monte Y Mar, this is a photograph I took only last Sunday afternoon on a stroll around our local village. Plenty of textures here, as autumn leaves pile up on the tarmac against this old metal gate:



Macro Moments Week 15: Thistle

‘Fall’ (which is to say ‘autumn’) is the theme for Musin’ with Susan’s Macro Moments Challenge this week.

It’s certainly getting to that time of year when the seedheads have done their work, as on this thistle in our garden (where it obviously has no right to be…)


Macro Moments Week 15