Thursday, October 26, 2017

October Comes to an End

Many trees and plants are preparing for winter. Night temperatures are about 0 C (35 F) and the leaves become yellow and fall off. On the way to my summer cottage I saw a small Amelanchier (shadbush), such a multitude of yellow and red shades!


Maple leaves redden and fall, in the garden all the paths are covered with maple leaves. I collect them and make maple leaf roses. I showed you how I made roses here. 
Along the road spiraea also turned red. 
Many rowan berries ripened deep in the forest. I like how the red rowan berries look at the background of white trunks of birches.


I walked down the path and saw the ripening Aronia (chokeberry) berries and rosa rugosa hips. This crop will get to the birds. Already flocks of waxwings visit gardens and forests before winter.

The autumnal sky...Alexander Pushkin, the Russian poet (1799-1837) wrote: 

"The sky has already breathed autumn"

"It's a dull time of eye charm"



What is October in your place? Do you believe autumn is a 'dull time'?
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48 comments:

  1. Nadezda, these pictures are just lovely! I love the colors of autumn in those cold climate regions, it's like a living painting! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Well said MDN, 'a living painting'. Thank you!

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  2. Really beautiful this time of year isn't it. Your photos capture the whole essence and spirit. Warm greetings!

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    1. Yes, it is Blogoratti.
      Happy weekend!

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  3. Надежда,прекрасный осенний лес!!
    Тоже делала розы и букеты из осенних листьев.Зимой были приятные воспоминания об осени...

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    1. Мне нравится сам процесс "делания" таких сухих роз, Надежда. Сохраняются они не долго к сожалению.

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  4. Good morning dear Nadezda!Wonderful pictures with beautiful Autumn colors!
    Great images!The weather in Greece is getting cold and rainy too!
    Have a happy day!🐿🍂🍁🍄
    Dimi...

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    1. Hello Dimi, sure October isn't a warm month even in Greece :-(
      We have a first snow today, it melts right now.
      Have a nice Sunday!

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  5. Llegó de nuevo y siempre con sus preciosos colores que nos legran los días que se hacen más cortos.
    Lindas fotos Nadezda. Que tengas un buen jueves🌻🍂🍁🌰🍄🌿🙋
    Besos.

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    1. Si, Laura, los dias se hacen mas cortos, qué lástima, me encanta que te gustan mis fotos, gracias!

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  6. Very beautiful post. You appreciate small beauties. Me too. I love autumn. Love all these colours. Love this season. My dream is to see mountains in autumn. There is a very beautiful autumn in Poland. We just need more sun. :)
    Lovely photos. Have a very nice day. :))

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    1. I love beautiful autumn too Aga, not cold and rainy with wet snow.
      Glad you liked my photos!

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  7. Beautiful pictures of autumn's glory. "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower" - Albert Camus Autumn brings the return of rain and storms here and can be very exciting.

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    1. Rain and storm may be dangerous Peter. I wish your autumn is calm and beautiful.
      Have a nice Sunday!

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  8. Autumn is a wonderful time! Nature is preparing for the winter and at the same time it charms with amazing colors!
    I love your autumn photos !
    Greetings

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    1. Yes, I agree Ela, now nature is preparing to cold winter. I don't love long dark months of winter :(
      Let look at the wonderful autumn!

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  9. Nadezda,
    Your photos are perfect. Birds did not eat the fruit.
    Beautiful autumn in your garden.
    Greetings from the rainy Poland.
    Lucja

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    1. I wish Lucja,the autumn is warm and dry in your place.
      Hugs,
      Greetings!

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  10. Los colores del otoño se ven preciosos. ¿ Los pájaros pueden ser grullas ? Besos.

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    1. Creo que si, pueden ser Teresa. O gansos estan volando en España :-)

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    1. We have wet snow and rain today as well, Anne. It melts and there is water on the road.
      Have a nice sunny Sunday!

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  12. Fotos maravillosas, Nadezda. Los colores en los árboles son admirables y fantásticas.
    Deseo que tengas un feliz otoño!

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    1. Gracias Tania, deseo que el otono en tu lugar sea lindo tambien.

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  13. October here looks very similar to your photos. Our leaves are turning and the ground is entirely covered with them because of recent rain. I went back and looked at how you created the rose - beautiful. :-)

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    1. Glad you liked the maple leaf rose Judy. I think it's a hard work for you to rake all these leaves, isn't it?
      Have a nice day!

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  14. Whoops, I think I accidentally hit publish on a half typed comment. Hopefully you can edit it off your comment log.
    What I was trying to say was I don't think of this time of year as dull. Dull is January and February to me. We are having freezing nights too. brrrrr

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    1. I don't believe as well Lisa, this was what the poet thought. I have many works to do before the winter comes. Some my plants and veggies froze last night too.
      Happy weekend!

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  15. A dull time??? It is the busiest time of the year! I like the poem. It is true. I feel it also. Groetjes,
    Hetty

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    1. I'm pleased Hetty you liked the poem by Pushkin. I mostly finished the garden works and an happy because we have wet snow today. I don't like to do some works under the snow br br
      Greetings!

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  16. Interesting plants and wonderful autumn colours. I remember well your maple leaf roses - they are really beautiful.
    I think that in an aesthetically pleasing place (in nature or in a beautiful village/town) every weather and season looks beautiful. (Of course many people would have different ideas about what is beautiful. :)) There is beauty also in a dark, grey drizzle, one would just hope it wouldn't last too long. The older I become, the more clearly I understand the importance of "light", be it physical or symbolic, intellectual or spiritual... :)
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. I love your thoughts Sara! I've never thought about 'light', but about 'sun light' I know well. Now I did special artificial 'sun light' for my inside plants, they need it in dark months.
      Happy Sunday!

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  17. The strong winds have spoiled our autumn colour this year. I’d love to see waxwings - maybe this year!

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    1. I see waxwings here when cold comes to far Northern regions Sue, where they usually nest. They feed here and then continue their move to other places.
      Wish you to see waxwings!

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  18. I think I love autumn! It's no more hot and not yet sooo cold - at least here in Germany. It's wonderful to see nature in so many different colours! Like in your berrie pictures.
    Sigrid

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    1. So do I Sigrid. These berries were eaten by birds, mostly waxwings. My photos remind me their colors now :-)

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  19. I am enjoying autumn colours this year. This time last year I was in Japan, and saw so many beautiful maples - more colourful than anything we get growing wild in England. But there is always something to see. Yesterday in Regent's park I saw marvellous colours in the shrubs and flowers growing around the rose garden - not the roses themselves, but the ground cover. I guess that is partly because the gardeners are so skilful in the parks.

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    1. I'd have a walk in Regent's park as well Jenny. I love it but never seen it in autumnal colours. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Olá, O Outono é uma estão linda e especial, é a estão das cores e da renovação, as fotos partilhadas são magicas.
    Boa semana,
    AG

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    1. Gracias, Antonio, que bueno, te gustan mis fotos de otoño.

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  21. Olá Nadezda, as cores de outono sempre são lindas.
    Boa entrada de mês de novembro.
    Abraços
    janicce.

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    1. Ola, Janicce! te deseo feliz Noviembre,
      gracias!

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  22. Mi felicitación por este bellísimo otoño que tienes en tu casa, será también bella la primavera cuando de nuevo renazca.

    Un encantado saludo y gracias por este deleite de fotos.

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    1. Me encanta que te gustaron mis fotos, Marina.
      Gracias por visitar mi blog!

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  23. Wonderful fall color on the leaves and fruits.

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  24. L'autunno ci regala dei fantastici colori.

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    1. Si, Giancarlo el otono nos regala fantasticos colores, gracias!

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