23 September 2010

yes it IS autumn


we were both working from home again today, and we listened to the pouring rain in the garden whilst tapping away at our laptops. we decided to go for a little walk to the Horniman Museum gardens. This museum is 15mins walk from our flat. We went to the shop {and then had tea and a slice of cheesecake} and then walked around the gardens.
It looks like autumn happened today, so many leaves on the ground!


we had the whole conservatory to ourselves! you can actually get married in this place {but it was quite out of our budget!!}


I collected some leaves...which once you start, you cannot stop.







I bought this new note book in the museum shop, there is a different leaf in a different colour on every page.




yes it is autumn, and yes i do like leaves.

33 comments:

  1. Wow looks like a lovely afternoon. You are lucky you got nearly a week extra of summer, autumn arrived in Reading on Sunday!

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  2. Those are gorgeous leaves you picked up! Im envious! We dont have fall here (arizona).. Its summer till October, then turns Winter... Enjoy!!

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  3. Gorgeous, love your colourful leaf collection, the colours zing.

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  4. What an amazingly beautiful post! Hi. My name is Lynn. And I love leaves.
    ;0)

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  5. Artemis, a beautiful post as always! Such great leaves.... autumn is my favourite season, abdunance and colour... stunning x

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  6. I love your photo of the small leaves on top of bigger ones - such beautiful colours. I would frame that and hang it on my wall!

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  7. woah, ho, ho, spooky. i live down the hill from the horniman. i didn't know you lived in my area so it's totally weird to see you in a place that i know so well! and to think that you also experienced the torrential (and, at one point, seemingly unending) downpour of rain. either way, lovely post as always. and don't worry, i won't be stalking you!

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  8. your leaf photos are beautiful!! what gorgeous colors..

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  9. i'm in leaf collecting mood too. i plan to do it with the children and do the oh-so-fallish thing to do of leaf imprinting.

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  10. Beautiful photos of the leaves. I love Autumn but am dreading the lack of daylight hours...x

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  11. Pretty leaf photos! the colours are gorgeous.

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  12. Once again you have me wishing wistfully! love the Horimans Museum, been a while now. Love your leaf composition shots...

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  13. I love these pictures - those are amazing fall leaves!

    Lauren
    Lrstewart0711.blogspot.com

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  14. wow!! I find it so refreshing. . Like the leaf you pick, so cool.I envy everything:)

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  15. ciao
    ILOVEYOURBLOG
    I would like to share some of these pictures on my blog, in a section called "giardini d'artista"
    Can I?
    let me know.
    Dana

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  16. Hi Dana,

    Yes sure, please do!
    and thank you very much,
    artemis x

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  17. Here in Australia we are just starting to see flower buds opening and green leaves are beginning to shoot on the bare trees, however I love Autumn the most. Your leaf photo's are so lovely, thanks for sharing.

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  18. i love sukie so much, she makes such great stuff!
    and i also like your blog a lot, makes me feel cozy, thanks for that :)

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  19. Looks like a nice afternoon you got there. you should know a friend of mine, he loves stones=)

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  20. Anonymous27.9.10

    oh wow these are really great! I love the wood too- I bet your always being asked, but do you edit the edges to be like that, or is a lens doing that?

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  21. Hi anonymous,

    Its my camera setting but you can do it in photoscape or by using a tilt shift lens.

    You can use selective focusing on your camera or just be clever playing around with angle/depth of field {which I quite often do on some of the photos}

    I have been asked this about 35 times now, considering not to use it anymore!! X

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  22. Autumn is the season of leaves.....and collecting them. That conservatory would be a great place to watch the rain with it's transparent roof! Nice post.

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  23. Love autumn, just love it. Your photos of all those colourful leaves remind me why. Beautiful!

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  24. Love the leaf arrangements... so pretty!

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  25. Fab photos, really lovely!!

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  26. Helo I'm a new reader to your blog, and love the fluffy coat your wearing in a few of your photos! Can you tell me where you got it?
    Thanks,
    A*

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  27. ooh i love that notebook!
    and i love your blog!

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  29. what lovely pictures. i live quite close to you and adore Hornsmans. i like the voodoo... i was recommended your blog and glad i looked. i have even had a tango lesson in the conservatory - some special event a few years ago. xx

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  30. Oh I love Hornimans. I always felt it would be divine to be proposed to by the badly stuffed walrus!

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  31. Gorgeous images! I LOVE the colours.

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