Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Last Week Of October

            October is soon over, though the weather is warm, sometimes it rains all day and night, and then a strong wind blows and the sun shines. The real northern autumn!
At the weekend I went to take a look at my summer house and garden The plants were ready to winter, for cold and snow. In the garden bushes were without leaves, only dogwood, some roses, and apple trees had some leaves. The pond was frozen when I arrived in the morning, but then light ice has melted.



Little silver fir is hardy, its small bumps were still growing.
The dim sun shone spherical thujas and night rain drops. Deciduous rhododendrons (azaleas) dropped their leaves and evergreen ones will turn off their leaves to reduce the evaporation of moisture in the frost.


Then I strolled along the nearest woods.The leaves almost fell down, black trunks and branches were seen everywhere. The birds have flown away, only sparrows, chickadees and magpies stayed to winter. Fog started to fall at early evening, it was quickly getting dark, the days are short in October. I took a few pictures of the foggy forest.


   That is all for now, see you soon!



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  1. Beautiful pictures, Nadezda. The shots in the woods by the water are so rich in colour.

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    1. I'm glad you liked my photos, Tracey. Thank you!

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  2. Huh! That looks rather cold! Yesterday we had a great storm - I think today it will reach you! Stay inside and shut doors and windows!
    Good luck!

    Meggie

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    1. Meggie, this storm is here now! Thank you and take care you too!

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  3. Beautiful pictures Nadezda. I can't believe it's almost November already!!

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  4. It seems that the weather is changing more quickly at your country house. I think maybe the next time you visit there will be snow covering all.
    I am delighted with your photos of bare trees and reflections with mist/fog. I thought your header was a painting when I first looked.
    Thank you for all of your lovely images. I learn so much from your posts.
    Betty

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    1. My new header is from the last photos of the woods, Betty. You're right maybe I come to my garden and see snow, the weather is getting colder. Thank you!

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  5. You have a glorious October... love the golden tones in the water.

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    1. This fall is warm and colorful, you're right, Carolyn. Thank you!

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  6. October in your part of the world is lovely. We've had a little ice in the birdbaths so far, but no ice on the ponds yet!

    I like your foggy forest, it is serene and beautiful.

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    1. Here was storm, strong wind and no ice yet on my pond. The weather changes fast. Thank you, Laurrie!

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  7. Great pictures you show .... looks like "autumn" here in Denmark.
    Yesterday we had a storm ...... the worst storm we've ever had in this country.
    Wish you a good Tuesday :) Hugs Hanne Bente ♥

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    1. Hanne Bente, I've seen on TV forecast the damage this storm made in England and Denmark. Terrible! It came here but not such strong, wind was strong and much rain. The Neva river water level has been high. Thank you and take care!

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  8. How quickly the autumn has come with bare trees, golden grass, mysterious fog and icy pond. Lovely pictures! Soon comes the snow and all will be white for winter.

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    1. Peter, I see you love winter, don't you? When I think about snow and my garden I imagine snow shovel and digging, digging... Thank you!

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  9. Beautiful pictures again Nadezda. The ones with the woods have something mytical about them due to the fog.
    Yes, nature is getting ready for winter.
    Marian

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    1. It's true, the woods are silent, peaceful, no bird sounds, just I've heard the falling leaves. Thank you, Marian!

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  10. Nadezda, beautiful pictures!
    Forest in autumn looks wonderful.
    Greetings.
    Lucia

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  11. Las fotos del bosque envuelto en la niebla me gustan mucho. Por aquí ha bajado mucho la temperatura, hoy sólo + 5º y esta noche seguro que cae la primera helada:((
    Que tengas una buena noche:))
    Un beso.

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    1. Tanta baja temperatura en tu cuidad, Laura! Quien pudiera pensar que el frio viene tan pronto...
      Gracias y cuidate!

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  12. How nice that you have such a lovely forest near your summer home, Nadezda! Very pretty pictures of autumn - one of my favourite seasons.

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    1. The forest is very near, I often go for a walk there, in any season. Thank you, Astrid!

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  13. Dear Nadezda,i hope you're safe with the storm!
    In the Netherland were my daughter lives,they had a bad storm weather!
    Your pictures are so beautiful in the woods!!
    Great autumn colours!!!
    Hope you have a nice day!!
    Dimi...

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    1. We had strong wind here but not as strong as in Holland. Glad your daughter is fine there.Thank you!

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  14. Thanks for the comment on my post with dragonfly ...... we have several lenses, but these pictures were taken with a 500 mm lens :) Hanne Bente

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  15. Nice to see so beautiful forest. Fantastic pictures of autumn :)
    Greetings

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  16. Beautiful pictures Nadezda, it looks very serene but cold. I am not looking forward to winter, hope it will be over quickly and not like last winter!

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    1. Helene, I thought how you are in storm and have read in your blog about it. Glad you're fine, without serious damage. I do hope winter is not too soon. Thank you!

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  17. Stunning photos Nadezda and love those autumnal colours too. November tomorrow, how the year has flown by.
    Patricia x

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    1. Today is November, two months and we're in the next year. The time has flown very fast, Patricia! Thank you!

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  18. Hello dearest Nadezda,
    I love your magical, enchanted pictures, so beautiful!
    Have a good time ***

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    1. Glad you liked my photos, Carolina. Thank you!

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  19. Your shots of the foggy forest are just beautiful Nadezda! Are the fine white trees Birch? The white back and slender shape is so striking against the horizon.

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    1. Yes, they are, Jennifer. Thank you so much!

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  20. Beautiful images, Nadezda! Our leaves have finally turned, but it's been rainy here with wind--I'm hoping we can enjoy the brightly colored trees for a few days before all the leaves blow off. Love your header photo--just perfect for late fall!

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    1. Late autumn is such colorful season, Rose. Hope you have it long before winter comes. Thank you!

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  21. I love the reflections in the lake!

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  22. I like this season, even though its dark and misty. I like to calm down and become contemplative and spend much time indoors with books and maybe look at a few plant catalogues.

    I also like shrubs and the bare bones of trees.

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    1. Looking at plant catalogues is a fascinating occupation, Friko! I usually love it in winter when snow falls in my garden. Thank you!

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  23. October flew by, didn't it? Our trees are just now starting to drop their leaves. The trees in your photos are quite bare, but simply beautiful. And I love your silver fir!

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    1. Yes, it did, Holley! My silver fir is still very little and every spring grows quite well. Thank you!

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  24. Beautiful photos, Nadezda!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Our photos!

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  25. Oh Nadezda...your fall photographs are so beautiful. The one of the lake looks like a painting-just amazing!

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    1. I'm glad you liked my photos, Lee. Thank you!

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