“I’m going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life.” — Elsie de Wolfe

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Colour, Colour Everywhere!

This week is more 'show' than 'tell' because what has struck me most has been colour! and why talk about it when I can show you what I saw.

So first let me share what I can see from my window when I am sitting at my computer. I never fail to feel grateful for my wonderful view! I can watch the seasons change, the clouds scud across the sky and the birds flying!

I suppose autumn is the time for colour with nature wearing her fiery hues.

But other wonderful bright colours having been shouting at me too this week!

...of the big glass recycling bin in the supermaket car park
- with its glorious patches of rust and I love the number '26' too.

Then just a touch of...


Before we get to...


So it was a colourful week for me!
I will try to find some words for next week. :-)

What did you see this week?

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Sunday, 24 October 2010

Holly and Enid Blyton

Just a few of the things I noticed this week...

I saw the first ground frost here, as I awoke to a silvery sheen over the grass beyond my garden. The birds have been flocking to my bird table with the colder morning and the days have been crisp, sunny and bright.

While we were out the other day, we parked right next to a wonderful holly bush full of the most intense red berries, it looked so striking against the rich green of the leaves.

As I sat waiting in the car (next to the holly bush) I was looking at the tree trunk and greenery in front of me when my eyes focused in on the scene in the picture below.

It looked like a beautiful giant creature with one closed eye, and up close the little marks below its eye looked like a tiny tear falling!

And then yesterday I was looking at the second hand book stall at the car boot sale, when my eyes caught sight of a book that bought back an abundance of good memories! It was strange really as I was only talking about this recently with an online friend (hello Paul!) when he reminded me about my childhood favourites - Enid Blyton books! and now here in front of me for just 10p was The Folk of The Faraway Tree! Moon Face and Silky and all the gang, plus the changing lands at the top of the tree! Wonderful!

So I paid my 10p and it came home with me. :-)

So what did you see this week?

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Saturday, 16 October 2010

I See The Season Changing

"Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods." - William Allingham

This week I have really noticed the season changing. Even though there was sunshine the wind became icy and I noticed the dark arriving earlier and staying later in the mornings.

The heating has been switched on for the first time this year and the blustery winds have been collecting leaves and piling them in corners and making oriental rugs of gleaming hues upon the grass.
I looked up from my computer and there in the sky was a skein of Canada geese, there must have been 30 or 40 flying purposefully, off on their winter journey.

Later I stepped out the front door and saw the Swifts swooping and realised that they will soon be leaving too.

The squirrel has started regularly visiting the garden, scurrying along the top of the fence then down the almost bare lilac branches, it causes great interest with the cats as they watch it through the window.

The new moon this week was at first a tiny sliver high in the sky.

A few days later it was bigger and low and orange in the sky, it was beautiful! but I didn't have my camera with me that time.

The new moon is a good photo to finish on, as it definitely feels like a new phase, a new season to me this week. You can feel the change in the air.

I hope you all had a good week and I hope this new season is a rich and satisfying one for you.

Susannah x

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Saturday, 9 October 2010

Remarkable Skies! - I Saw Sunday week 4

Well what a wonderful week!
We've had glorious sunshine and warmer than usual temperatures. There are still flowers blooming in my garden and the leaves on the trees are just starting to change into their autumn finery!

"Just before the death of flowers,
And before they are buried in snow,
There comes a festival season
When nature is all aglow."
- Author Unknown

So in words and photos, here are a random assortment of things I saw this week ...
  • Driving though the countryside, I saw the most remarkable skies, seemingly stretching on forever and filled with towering mountains of cloud, like alpine turrets fading into an ice blue sky.

  • Dappled sunlight glinting on puddles, filled with fallen leaves - a beautiful sight.

  • My mans big beautiful hands gesticulating so expressively as he talked.

  • A beautiful narrowboat gliding under a bridge with the sun shining on its orange roof a real contrast with the dark water underneath.

  • A Bluetit sitting on my windowsill and pecking at the window while looking straight at me.

  • An elderly lady looking stunning with her sleek and shiny pure white hair cut into a sharp bob. She was wearing an amazing black and white checked cape and looked so stylish and original she was turning heads and she waited to cross the road.
I was struck by the beautiful colours of these pears and how they contrasted so well with the deep colour of the plums and the dusky blue of the fruit bowl. An interior design colour scheme in the making! :-)

Two of my cats enjoying the autumn sunshine. Ms Mitz (mother) in the background and Bina (daughter) in front. I love the feel of warm purring cats! :-)

I almost had my breath taken away by the beautiful glowing colour of this Acer in my garden, WOW!

"Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn." - Elizabeth Lawrence

So what did you see this week?

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One thing or Ten! - Words or photos or both.

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Sunday, 3 October 2010

This week - Week 3 of I Saw Sunday - random things seen this week

This week is week three of I Saw Sunday. It is great fun keeping my eyes open for things to post here on a Sunday morning, though it still looks as though it is still just me and my lovely sister playing, so if anyone would like to join in please do and leave your link to your blog post in the comments. :-)

  • Yesterday as we were driving through the country roads near our home we came upon a magical sight. The hedgerows were festooned with beautiful spiders webs, highlighted by the dew and the wonderful morning light. There were hundreds and hundreds of them and they were a breathtaking sight! Then Joe said in one of his rare but brilliant poetic moments....they are like Natures doilies! yep they were, a brilliant observation!

  • Next we were driving back on the same trip when from out of the sky, pouring from a passing plane came loads of twirling men dangling from parachutes. We watched as they twirled and fell - their distinctive movement reminding me of seeds spinning as they fell from trees. We watched the brightly coloured man seeds make their way safely down to the ground.

  • Early evening light and there in the goal posts of the pocket park I can see from my kitchen window, a calm, pretty little Muntjac deer is grazing.

  • Turning on the bathroom light and finding Sammy curled up in the sink, he wakes up purring at me and blinking at the light (I love how his tail drapes so beautifully over the edge of the sink) He is the only one of our three cats who shows any interest in sinks and water, he is quite obsessed with both.

Head over and read Deborahs I Saw Sunday ---> here at her blog The Caterpiller Uprising.
Also joining us this week is Elizabeth - Visit her ----> here at her blog Unravelling.

So, what did you see this week?
Will you join us next week?

** NEWS: I have just set up a new I saw Sunday blog complete with a Mr Linky! It would be great if you would join us over there next Sunday and share what you saw this week! - Hope to see you there - Susannah :-)


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