Monday, May 23, 2016

Autumn Glory

Autumn in Tasmania is a beautiful season. With a pronounced chilliness in the air, the trees have taken centre stage. The trees are now dressed in multitudinous shades of burnished yellows, russet browns and  burnt oranges. Their Spring and Summer verdant frocks are gradually being changed into rustling, crunchy, taffeta-like leaves. With each day the leaves subtly change to different hues, where the weary branches finally release their grip; the leaves slowly tumbling to the ground forming a crackling carpet.





Oh have a lookity look at that......a fairy or two in my Weeping Cherry tree!






Well I never!!

Soon the trees will be naked against the misty backdrop, but for now I am just enjoying the glorious Autumnal shades that never fail to delight. As we drive through the countryside as far as the eye can see, there is a patchwork of rich and glorious shades of Autumn. We experience days of clear Autumn light, bringing a clarity to the subtle hues of the landscape. Alas, we also experience days of howling winds which seem to almost blow our humble abode from it's foundations......up, up up into the windswept skies. Winds, which in one foul swoop, strip trees of their leaves, leaving them skeletal. Yes indeedy, a sure sign that Old Man Winter is nearly upon us.








The flip side to cooling Autumnal days is that there is always an open fire ablazing. And.....of course cooler days means a little knitting. I have knitted a few more of my cabled strips and stitched them to my patchwork, mohair throw. I have a frozen shoulder (which the doctor informed me could stick with me for a year or more.....oh joy). I can only knit a little each time......but my pretty throw is growing, albeit a little slowly. Frozen shoulder or not, a gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do!




My pretty throw is growing ever so slowly.

Long country drives, warm toasty fires, a little knitting,.....yes indeedy, Autumn down here at the bottom of the world is mighty fine.

Linking this week to the lovely Janine's, Wool on Sundays. This week Janine has shared with us a tutorial for the lovely crochet purse, similar to the gorgeous one she gifted me here. So do visit, Janine, you won't be disappointed.

Until the next time........'tis toodles from me.

38 comments:

  1. Hi Kim, Autumn is my favorite season. I enjoyed seeing the colorful leaves in your neighborhood. So sorry about your shoulder; your knitting project is very pretty and the fire looks so inviting. Have a lovely week.

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  2. Lovely pictures !!! Adorable little fairies !!!!
    Have a cosy week !
    Anna

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  3. Oh dear, a frozen shoulder is the last thing a knitter needs! Good on you for persevering. Love your photos of Autumn and those fairies are soooo cute!

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  4. Gorgeous photos! Hope you can get your shoulder moving soon.

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  5. Such pretty autumn photos! I do love autumn too even though where I live the trees don't change much. Your patchwork blanket is beautiful. What a wonderful idea. Have a blessed day.

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  6. Breathtakingly beautiful...thank you for the smiles. (hard to wrap my head around your area having autumn, smiles)

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  7. I always look forward to seeing your beautiful photos and creativity. I hope your slip into winter is just as beautiful.

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  8. I'm so glad that your fairy friends have paid you a visit, Kim! Your pictures of the countryside are just glorious!!! Yes, knowing you, you are preserving with your knitting, even with the frozen shoulder. Stay nice and cozy by your fire and take care, sweet friend!

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  9. I love everything in this post of yours, my adorable Kim, your Autumn, your handworks, your fire and the cosiness of your home... enjoy it all, my lovely !

    Sending blessings on the remainder of this week just begun, sweetie,
    with my dearest love

    Dany

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  10. The first picture with the leaves at your feet is lovely with all those shades. Iv'e had a frozen shoulder and it did take a while to heal. Nice to see your knitted strips are growing though. Hugs ValeryAnne.

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  11. Oh, there is just no season that thrills my soul more than autumn! And after our long, hot summers I welcome it gladly when it arrives! Your photos are wonderful and I can almost smell the wood burning in your fireplace. Great soup weather too! Hugs!

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  12. Beautiful pictures! I love the colorful trees.

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  13. Hello there Kim, yes autumn is my 2nd favourite season with spring being No 1. Your photos tell me what a beautiful season it is in your part of the world .. such glorious colour everywhere. Yes time for some fires & some knitting. I sat by my fire last night (our first one) & stitched yo yo flowers & you popped into my mind. Sending hugs, Julie x x x

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  14. Wonderful autumn pictures,Kim.

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  15. Kim, what gorgeous colors your autumn brings! Thank you for sharing all your beautiful pictures! Summer is starting soon but I long for autumn. :-)

    I am feeling better and back to blogging at my homemaking blog. You are cordially invited to:

    http://www.thegentleartofhomemaking.com

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  16. Such sweet fairies, look at home in the beautiful trees. So It's fall there now. such great pictures you have shared. So sorry to hear about your shoulder. Will say a pray for the recovery to be much sooner than a year. Your throw is indeed quite lovely.

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  17. I knew there are fairies in your beautiful, magical garden. Your writing is making me long for Autumn already! I love it so much, have the hardest time staying indoors. Your photos aren’t helping either! The throw by the fireside is looking so very inviting. Enjoy! :)

    -Soma

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  18. Hello, Kim, your autumn photos are just lovely! My favorite time of year! But I must wait....in the meantime I will enjoy yours and the sweet little fairies still hanging on. I do love your beautiful throw - such a creative way to use mohair scarves. You are always an inspiration, my dear. Sending hugs as you warm yourself by the fire. xo Karen

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    1. Oh, don't wish your beautiful Spring away.....your Autumn will be there before you know it. =) Thank you for your sweet comments, Karen. I have spent quite a lot of chilly mornings in front of the fire, enjoying my first cup of tea. Kim Xx

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  19. Thanks for the beautiful pics!! Hope your frozen shoulder gets well soon. So sorry about that.

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  20. Your fairies look wonderful amongst those autumn leaves and your throw is growing beautifully. I hope your shoulder doesn't take too long to get better.
    Thank you for linking up with Wool on Sundays :)

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  21. gorgeous images!! fall is my favorite time of year, but right now i am enjoying my spring!!!

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  22. Autumn is such a beautiful season but it always makes me a little sad because I know the dreaded snowy winter is not far behind. Love your wee fairies! And sincerely hope the doctor is wrong and that your shoulder heals far quicker than expected.

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  23. Oh, I love Fall! Your descriptions of it make me long for those crisp, cool days. But, we are entering into summer here and I am busy planting flowers and cleaning out gardens. Your mohair throw is absolutely gorgeous! Lovely post!!

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  24. Beautiful autumn colors. I'm still adjusting to spring - glad we aren't going into autumn just yet. So sorry to hear about the frozen shoulder - what a pain (so to speak).

    Your wee fairies are simply darling - mine had to get up to the computer to see them - she says she misses Tasmania but is very happy to be here with all her new friends and the sweet spring flowers.

    I love how you get so much enjoyment out of life - it makes me feel happy just to read your blog.

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  25. Lovely photos of Autumn Kim with its colourful leaves and trees, Beautiful throw under way, sorry about the shoulder

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  26. Oh my such beautiful colors you are enjoying, spring and fall have got to be the two best seasons with all it's pop of color!! Hope you don't get blown away though.... love the softness of your knitting, it looks like it would be so nice to cozy up to that's for sure and looks great on your projects!

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  27. Beautiful autumn photos from your area and lovely little fairies.
    Yes, it takes a year to heal from a frozen shoulder, I know.
    My therapist adviced me to do exercises.
    Hugs, Loes

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments, Loes. Yes, frozen shoulders are no fun are they. Hopefully with daily exercises it will slowly begin to heal. One of those scrumptious cakes of yours would go a long way in helping my shoulder feel better. =) Hope you have a lovely weekend. Kim Xx

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  28. How did you manage a frozen shoulder? I've never heard of such a thing. Thank goodness you can still knit. I can't imagine not being able to do something. That field of red is gorgeous! Enjoy the crackling fire. I miss having a fireplace. So cozy. Enjoy

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  29. Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year. Your photo of your feet with the fallen leaves is great!!
    Have a wonderful weekend with a little knitting in front of your cozy fire :)

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    1. It is the most glorious of seasons, isn't it. I can see in my crystal ball a little knitting in front of the fire, this weekend. =) Thank you so much for visiting. Hope you have the most wondeful weekend. Kim Xx

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  30. How nice to have fairies in your garden. I hear that they throw amazing parties after everyone has gone to bed.
    Amalia
    xo

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  31. How beautiful the autumn colours are!!!! The fairies are
    very cute too. That knitting looks adorable and interesting,
    and very soft. Your pics are too gorgeous.

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  32. Kim, what glorious photos and what a glorious post from you! Ahhh..on the frozen shoulder. I've just endured 11 months of mine, and am only now coming good...sorry to frighten you! It's limiting, but somehow, you manage! You live in such a beautiful part of the world. Mimi xxx

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    1. You too, Mimi. I have been told frozen shoulders take a long time to heal. I will just have to push through with my gammy shoulder. We do live in a beautiful part of the world and this time of the year is particularly glorious. Because of our cold climate the trees are dressed in their gorgeous frocks forever. Thank you for visiting my li'l Autumnal world. Kim Xx

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  33. Your throw is looking really pretty.
    I like the autumn colours that you are surrounded by. The weather here has only just started to cool down in the last week or so. It's strange to think it is Winter already.

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  34. I am usually at a loss for words when I enjoy one of your blog posts. You are extraordinary!

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