Category: Autumn

Autumn in Images – Photography Post

There’s nothing I love more than getting outside with my camera in Autumn; I am endlessly inspired by the beautiful colours and all of the wonderful flora and fauna these months bring.

For today’s Blogtober post I thought I would share with you some of my favourite photographs I have taken during Autumns past and present. Some of these images you may recognise from previous posts, others I have not shared on my blog. I like all of these images because for me they encapsulate what Autumn is about and bring about happy memories/feelings within me. I do not consider myself to be a photographer though, so please no judgement on the technical aspects or compositions of the following shots!

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Don’t Worry

I wrap a cosy blanket around my shoulders – an act of comfort, glance at the rain sliding down the window pane. It falls steadily, unrelenting – deep puddles forming on the street below. Just another Autumn day.

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Autumn Bucket List

Before the Autumn season starts and the leaves begin to fall I like to write up a little bucket list of all the things I hope to see and do before Winter claws its way in. Autumn is my most favourite season and I like to make sure it’s packed with plenty of fun activities so that I’m not wasting it. My Dad always said it’s important to have things to look forward to so for today’s Blogtober I thought I’d share my seasonal bucket list with you.

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Growing a Pumpkin – Tips and Tricks

I’m the type of person that can’t keep a cactus alive; despite the fact that I absolutely adore the thought of growing my own fruit, veg and flowers I have never been all that green-fingered.

That makes the next statement even more unbelievable; this year I grew my own pumpkin from seed (and it’s pretty sizeable too!) For today’s Blogtober post I thought I would share a few tips and tricks to growing your own pumpkin – pieces of advice I learned along the way. It’s not as easy as it looks but it is very rewarding and if I can do it, anyone can!

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Blogtober Begins

The rain is coming down in sheets, darkness rakes its fingers across the morning sky. Long gone are the days of heading out in a cotton dress and bare legs –¬† October is finally here.

And with it, comes Blogtober.

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Autumn in the Garden

One of my New Years Resolutions for this year was to spend more time in the garden, now that we actually have a proper one, complete with real grass and everything.

Our garden back in Brentwood was very, very small – a tiny pen filled with rocks. Even so, I would still sit out on the step, and I still planted bulbs in what little dirt we had. The garden is the thing I appreciate having the most in SNO – and I definitely spent a lot of time in it this year. Now that it’s Autumn it looks even more beautiful than it did back in the summer, thanks to the riot of colour and all of the local wildlife flocking back.

Today I thought I would share some images and updates.

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October in Images

The weeks are really whizzing past – how are we already ten days in to November?!

You may have noticed that I gave up the Blogtober challenge at day 23. This wasn’t the easiest decision for me to have made but I did so for my own mental health (and quality of blog content.) Whilst I really did enjoy October it was not without its struggles.

Mentally, the past few months have been really tough for me. It’s not always easy to sit down and write something so positive and upbeat about your day – especially when there were bits of it that were so far removed from positive and upbeat that it almost feels like fraud to leave them out. Predominantly this blog is for me – it’s the place I come to spill out my thoughts, capture my memories and upload all my photographs (of which there are far too many.) But I’m not stupid enough to think that no one pays it any attention (because my stats show me otherwise.) And it’s because of that that I sometimes feel a pressure to keep things lighthearted and free from the drama of real life. Long story short, Blogtober flopped because I wasn’t feeling great – sorry guys!

Today I thought I’d share a few highlights from October (despite the wobbles I had) as I’m temporarily in the right headspace to do so (yay for mood swings!)

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Autumn Bucket List / Plans For The Upcoming Month

October is nearly over, and with it another year of Autumnal memories made. It flew by in a haze of woodland walks, pumpkin picking, bubble baths and bedtime reading. Despite my sadness at how this month and last just whizzed by, I’m really excited for the last couple of weeks and November – I still have a few fun Autumnal events planned and things to cross off my seasonal bucket list!

For todays Blogtober post I thought I’d share a few things I’m looking forward to.

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My Favourite Autumn Activities

Autumn months are for living slowly; for taking your time over a hot drink and a great book, for watching films in the dark, snuggled up under a blanket whilst candles flicker in the background. There’s no sunshine and sweltering hot days to make you feel uncomfortable and guilty for staying in doors, no urgent or societal need to get out and enjoy some crammed beach or sweat over a BBQ.¬†September through to November you’ll find me cosy and content, enjoying the little things.

For todays Blogtober post I thought I’d share with you a few of the Autumn activities I enjoy most of all.

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The Lodge At Autumn

October crept in slowly, darkness claiming the mornings and nights again; one whole year in St Neots.

Today we found ourselves with a rare Friday off from work and decided to celebrate the occasion with a walk in the woods. The Lodge is the RSPB Headquarters and it’s situated in Sandy – one town over from SNO. We put Sandy the pug’s harness on and hopped in the car.

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