Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Splendorous Autumn!


A lovely welcome to my gloriously hued, autumnal world! Autumn has stepped onto the stage with great aplomb. The countryside is lit with a blaze of  gold, russet, deep purple, ochre yellow and magenta. Autumn is singing a rhapsody of colour which Summer and Spring, though resplendent in their own uniquely brilliant way, never can achieve. I allegorise autumnal trees as being dressed in taffeta-like dresses with the leaves pirouetting gracefully to the ground forming a messy, tapestry-like carpet, as the canopy of the trees release their grip. Patterns and hues that no carpet maker, no matter how prodigious a weaver he or she is, could ever replicate. I love the sound of the rustling leaves as the wind pushes and gusts through the trees; a softly playing orchestra. I love the crunching and scrunching of the leaves under my San Franciscan boots. =)



Autumn in Tasmania is a beautiful season. With a pronounced chilliness in the air, most mornings Maisie and I set out for our walk before Old Man sun awakes.

As you know early morning is my favourite time of the day. I love the solitude. I love the quietness. I love to be a witness of the grandeur of Old Man Sun peeking from behind the opalescent mountains. I love the radiating sunbeams inching their way over the landscape into the darkest hidey holes penetrating the shadows with light. I love how the sun dances across the countryside. I never tire of Old Man Sun's rays shining on my face and warming my being. To me, early mornings are a most glorious benediction.









Those mornings when the sky is a canvas of clouds, Old Man Sun's brushstrokes are awash with glorious tints.


Do you get a sense of why I wax lyrical about early mornings and sunrises; and the painterly landscape in which I live.......just a little?? =)

Country drives through this magical place, drinking in the beautiful autumnal views, have been a joy of late. The glorious hues of the trees are breathtaking, astonishing, heart-stopping...........oh, how I love autumnal trees!

My gardener is rather enamoured with them too. Me thinks he covets a few of these beauties for his own little plot of land.






I have been enjoying quilting my Spring Blossoms quilt. Moments have been savored hand quilting my hexie flower pretty with the warmth of the sun permeating my sewing room. The autumnal vignette of the weeping cherry tree outside, delights me.



There has been a little knitting enjoyed as well. On my knitting pins this time is a cabled yoke cardie for me. Unlike my aqua aran woolly this pattern is knitting up rather easily. I am enjoying knitting this pretty. This wool was acquired about ten years ago for another project, so instead of languishing in the cupboard for another ten years, I thought I would knit it up. It is a lovely 8 ply, purple wool from Signatur.

One has to be comfy when one is knitting and what better place for me to sit than on my needlepoint pretty. Love, love, love sitting in this chair, knitting, whilst Old Man Sun embraces me with a warm and sunny hug.


The garden has slipped into a rather lethargic state....comatose actually. The Cosmos, Roses and Dahlias are all but gone......but.....the Hydrangeas still delight with their soft and fading autumnal hues. The Hydrangeas seem to be the last bastion of what is left of Summer.



I am a little sad (actually very sad) that Summer has departed for northern shores but I will enjoy the spectacular dance of colour that Autumn gifts me for a little while.

Each gloriously coloured leaf in its own unique pattern is an autumnal flower.....a second Spring so to speak.

Of course there are always Orchids which flower for months on end at this time of the year. For a little while I will enjoy the autumnal vignettes which dance outside my window......all is not lost. =) 


Once again, there is probably a few too many happy snaps of my splendorous, little autumnal world.....it's just that my little world delights me so. I hope in a small way, I have delighted you too. =)


Until the next time..........



Linking up to Soma's Wandering Camera Linky party.



52 comments:

  1. I love seeing pictures of where you live. It is just beautiful. My Favorite seasons are Spring and Fall.

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  2. Oh, Kim, you do live in a lovely spot! The autumnal hues and the misty mornings are both stunning and serene. Thank you for sharing your beautiful world! We’ve had a short Spring here in the Midwest of the US. Temperatures were COLD two weeks ago and now in the upper 80s. I’ve been working in our gardens and hope to get a post up soon. I’ve really been slacking on the blogging front. Too much to do, too little time! Happy week to you!!

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  3. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. The warm colors and the cooler weather make it a magical season. I'm always a little sad too to see summer pass but like you say so eloquently, Fall has it's beauty too. Another beautifully written post Kim. ♥
    xx Beca

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  4. Hello, Such gorgeous photos of your precious companion. Autumn is my favorite season. I love your descriptive words and your fantastic photography. I can imagine the warm sun coming thru the window as your quilt or knit. Wishing you a lovely Autumn day. xo

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  5. A most glorious post, Kim. How beautiful the countryside is in the early morning light!
    Your hand quilted hexi looks lovely. And O, your new cardigan...I love the pattern and the rich colour of the yarn you have chosen. xo to Maisie.
    Enjoy the autumn!

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    1. Thank you, beautiful Dixie. The wool in this cardigan is such a lovely purple and thankfully an easy pattern. My sweet Maisie is smiling a doggy smile just for you.♥ Kim Xx

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  6. I love how you capture color and beauty. Your photos are often so saturated. You have some wonderful shots of the sunshine. Ahhhh....

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  7. Great pictures, the purple colors on the sky are so beautiful, it is so nice and beautiful with you and around you.♥♥
    I enjoyed your photos and your language.

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    1. Thank you, dear Loes.♥ Your beautiful thoughts have cast a little sunshine into my day. Kim Xx

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  8. Gorgeous post !
    The pictures are perfect ! Thanks for sharing....
    Have a glorious day !
    Anna

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  9. You live in such a lovely part of the world, my friend. (((big smiles)) Thank you for the many smiles.

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  10. hi kim...what a wonderful post. for me, whatever season i am enjoying, i proclaim to be my favorite season. so as you see, i change as the seasons change. i do love fall, the colors, the temperatures, the way that life seems to slow down naturally!

    you images are beautiful!! i love mornings too, i just always seem to "miss" them so i must pretend that evenings and sunsets are my favorite, they are so special. you captured the suns rays in an extraordinary way, my camera never seems to "focus" on them, quite the way i would like it to!

    i did perk up quite a bit looking at your newest knitting project, purple and gorgeous but you had me at purple!!!

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  11. Oh, I can never have enough of your photos showing the splendor of autumn in your part of the world! Reading about your walks has a rather therapeutic feel. Your words give life to the pictures and make them tangible - I always feel as if I am there accompanying you on your walks! Thank you for always being an inspiration! I feel joy and anticipation every time I see a new post from you in my feed! Bless you!

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  12. Breathtaking images...my mouth was literally hanging open! Surely this must be what heaven looks like! Enjoy this wonderful season, dear Kim!

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  13. Gorgeous photos, Kim!
    Those misty morning pictures remind me of the days when as a youngster my parents took me and my siblings camping. We always seemed to be up early and I remember a few similar misty morning views!
    Your hexi quilt and purple cardigan look beautiful! In fact I absolutely love the look of the cardi!
    So glad you took us on your walk today!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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  14. I so enjoyed going along your morning walk with you. such beautiful landscape to enjoy on your walk. The sun beams coming down was my favorite, that is always so neat to me :) Your walking buddy seems to enjoy it too :) Your Hexie quilt is coming along beautifully. Gorgeous color for your knitting also, you do the most beautiful projects!!

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  15. Lovely photos of such beautiful countryside. Perfect setting for relaxing over a cup of tea with your hand quilting and knitting. I would get nothing done there, just stare out the window and daydream. Love the photos of Miss Maisie, a perfect companion.

    -Soma

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  16. Thank you for sharing your beautiful autumnal world with us, Kim! Your photos are so serene and Maisie and your hubby look so happy in your gorgeous landscape. of course, I love seeing your quilting project and your cable knit. May you have a wonderful week as you enjoy the beauty, and your projects. xo

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  17. Autumn in Tasmania is splendid indeed Kim! Each photo filled me with such delight. I must admit, that I am happy that we have a while until we will embrace Autumn. I must enjoy me some summer lovin first. :) I too never tire of that sunshine on my face!!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Oh, I'm all for some summer lovin, too Jann. Autumn is indeed splendid, I am just not a fan of Winter that will soon visit. Thank you for visiting, lovely lady....enjoy those warm, summer days. Kim Xx

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  18. Glorious pictures. I love that you enjoy mornings...I am so not a morning person and wake slowly. I love Fall/Autumn. One would think I should be sad at the passing of summer but the air is just so exquisite. I received a lovely orchid for Mother's Day - they are a beautiful flower, nearly look fake in their perfection.

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  19. Kim,
    these photos are beautiful and that is some of the most beautiful countryside I have ever seen. The way the early morning sun rays were coming through was just magical! Yes I can see why you like to take early walks with your sweet pup! I love fall and all the colors of the season but right now I am really enjoying spring since we had a very long snowy winter. I've almost thawed, LOL! Enjoy the season! xx Linda

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  20. Hello lovely Linda, Yes me thinks you up there deserve some summer sunshine for a while. As you say winter was very long for you. I hope you thaw out soon. I will soon be my turn to be frozen. =) Thank you for popping by....have a beautiful day. Kim Xx

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  21. Wonderful photos Kim of the beauty of Autumn. Nothing like an early morning walk with Maisieto to drink up the wonders of a new day.

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  22. Dear Kim, The pictures of your autumnal world are a delight for the eyes, and they do not appeal to our view only! They are so powerful that I can almost smell the wet soil covered with falling leaves and feel the morning mist on my cheeks! They almost make me feel like skipping summer to enjoy the colours and atmosphere of autumn! How well I understand your well-being when having early walks with Maisie, at daybreak when you have got the feeling of being the only privileged witness of the awakening of nature! By the way, Maisie is the most beautiful of all autumnal flowers with her splendid colours! And she seems to share the pleasure of dawn with you! The place where you live and where you can give free rein to your creativity is absolutely exceptional! I wish you a nice autumnal weekend !
    Sandrine

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  23. Is it really and truly autumn there! Your pictures are absolutely beautiful. I love, love, love the autumn quote in your header. It's all so pretty!

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  24. cara adoro i colori e il calore dell'autunno, i tramoni sono così poetici!Grazie per queste bellissime immagini! un abbraccio!

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    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful comments, lovely lady. Kim Xx

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  25. Oh dear ... how did I miss this beautiful post Kim!! Just gorgeous .. autumn is such a splendid season in your part of the world. I think your photos would make the most glorious postcards. Dear Maisie ...... so sweet Xx

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  26. I love your knitting spot. I wish we could knit together! Beautiful post, as always dear Kim!

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  27. Lovely photos, Kim. I's forgotten how beautiful Autumn is. And Lovely to see Maisie and the black swans. Your knitting is a most gorgeous hue and I do like that pattern. I think I could trade my weeding for long evenings knitting...but I'd best not be wishing my life away and it would be a shame to miss Summer :)

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  28. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful post. You are good at everything you do . . . photography, quilting, upholstery, knitting . . . is there anything that you can't do and do well? You amaze me :) Wish you lived closer so we could get together and talk blogging and stitching :)

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  29. I enjoyed seeing your wonderful photo montage of autumn, but have to admit that I'm very glad it's you and not me!! Spring is my favourite time because everything is so many different shades of green and there's the promise of long sunny (and warm!!) days after suffering through the dreaded winter. I'll even happily put up with allergies so I can enjoy it! Roll on summer!!!!

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  30. Oh my how I enjoyed your lovely Autumn pics Kim. The colours of Autumn are so rich. Even the crisp morning air I could almost feel while taking in the pretty landscapes.
    I so love the colour of your wool and the pattern is lovely. Can't wait to see it.
    I think your little buddy loves his morning walk too. He looks so sophisticated standing watching you.
    Keep the pics coming. It makes me want to pay a visit to Tassie again and see my lovely brother and his wife again. They live in the North but still beautifu. Happy memories of our previous visits.
    Xx jeanette ann

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    1. Thank you, Jeanette. The autumn trees are nearly bare of their pretty hues.....Winter is just around the bend in our country road. I must say I am not looking forward to it's arrival at all. I guess I will just have to crank up the fire. I didn't know your brother lived in Tassie....where?? You will have to hop on the Spirit of Tasmania and pay him a visit. Kim Xx

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  31. Autumn is my favorite season and you have captured the magic so beautifully, dear Kim. I can almost hear the quiet countryside and feel the mist on my face as I walk with you and your sweet companion. How beautiful Tasmania is, with the rolling hills and storybook trees! Spending the day knitting your pretty yarn in your beautiful chair while gazing out at the autumn sun sounds like heaven to me! Autumn does have that little touch of regret that it is followed by winter, but think of how much knitting and sewing you'll get done. I'm looking forward to seeing what delights you create. xo Karen

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    1. Yes, with the coming frigid winter months hopefully there will be oodles of sewing and knitting in front of the cosy fire or indeed, sitting in my needlepoint chair with the winter sun beaming in. Thank you for your sweet visit, lovely Karen. Xx

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  32. I think of every leaf as a flower too. I love both spring and fall. Wonderful pictures! So lovely to scroll through and forget everything as I enjoy them.

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  33. So much gorgeousness, Kim. The nature, the crafts, my favorite chair. And I wouldn't mind a bit of autumn as well, this is supposed to be our spring and we are already wilting.
    Amalia
    xo

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  34. You make your autumn look as beautiful as your spring. I know what you mean about being a little sad about the fading summer. I feel that every October.

    I hope you post more knitting pictures. Love that sweater with the cables!

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  35. What a beautiful post. I love all your morning pictures and so good to see hand quilting too. xx

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  36. I keep trying to post a comment (this is the 4th time... I must be doing something wrong..... I will try ONE MORE TIME.............. I just wanted to say that I always knew we were kindred spirits... after reading this I am SURE of it. I saw the picture of the black swan. An English friend of mine posted one on here FB page and said that if it seemed out of place it was because someone had brought it back from Australia.

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  37. Your photos are really gorgeous. We are also early morning people here. It's great to catch the awakening day.

    Your beautiful chair makes for such an inviting stitching spot.

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  38. Gloriously beautiful post Kim - yes, there is so much beauty in our world and what better thing than to enjoy it :-) It makes me feel ashamed I haven't been out with my camera more lately! Nice to see your handwork too - lovely quilting and the cardie looks like it is gong to gorgeous.

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  39. Yes! A bit of knitting sitting in that chair! You got is just right! Anna x

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  40. Such prettiness. I've been feeling "sludgy" a bit for a while and haven't gotten around to reading blogs - so now I'm catching up - and what a way to catch up - your autumn photos are breathtaking. I adore mornings also. This time of the year "up here" in the Northern Hemisphere, daylight comes early - very early. I'm not always out of bed by the time the birdies start singing - but I try to be awake to hear the first songs - usually robins. And that starts at about 4:20 a.m. these days - what a thrill to hear them start their singing - and one seems to like to sing in our driveway - right by my bedroom window - which is open most nights now - so I hear them loud and clear. Your misty mornings are delightful - so many gorgeous views, so much loveliness. As I sit on my deck this summer I'll be thinking of you and your misty, wonderful mornings- happy enjoyment my dear.

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  41. Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Wow - great photos! You have a fantastic eye for colour and atmosphere.

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  43. Amazing autumn colors and moods in your photos and this blue cardigan, wish, it would be for me!
    Can look and look at this misty sky and landscape. We have high summertime, but autumn is not far, cannot wait, when I see your photos.
    Have a great sunday

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  44. It was great to visit your autumnal photos again, Kim! Beautiful colours! Thanks so much for linking up on Wandering Camera.

    -Soma

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  45. Now that's what I call autumn leaves. I don't think we've had much of an autumn in my part of California for a few years. The leaves turn much later and when they do they aren't a brilliant as they used to. I love your morning photos. The one of the shadow of the tree between the trees is especially awesome.

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    1. Yes, Autumn is truly glorious down here at the bottom of the world. Alas, all that colour has disappeared and has been replaced by icy wintry colour. BUT......Spring will arrive eventually, if all the bulbs popping out of the ground is anything to go by. Thank you so much for visiting my place. Kim Xx

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