autumn at Plas yn rhiw

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I feel there is a sense of ‘drawing in’ in all these photographs; of summer’s end and winter on the way: a sense of season’s decay before renewal.

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for more takes on metal/autumn

34 thoughts on “autumn at Plas yn rhiw

  1. And ”Down South”, the opposite is beginning to take place ( as you well know, of course!) and we look skyward and contemplate the coming of the rain in a month or two,

      1. When the mists arrive at our spot you cannot see the valley for toffees, just a blank impenetrable fog that sits at the end of our spot blanketing everything.
        In a couple of months the Jacarandas will be blooming and the valley will turn purple and green, once again.

        When the rains come – and they normally come from the south( ish) one can sometimes see the falling rain as it ”marches” across the valley and up to the ridge on our side.
        I must try to post some photos this year.

  2. Wow – is it already autumn over there? Sounds like you had a really short summer. Love your photos 🙂

    1. No we’re not quite in autumn yet, though the lack of rain during June and July has made everywhere look autumnal, and the wheat has been harvested very early. And we have a dank misty morning today. These photos were taken last year at the end of September. Cee’s photo challenge is autumn and metal, and I recognised the idea that prompted her to set it from the concept of 5 elements in Qi Gong which she is training in, and I have been learning again recently. So I felt everything rather came together in these photos.

      1. Ah – that’s good. I’ll be going to Ireland around the end of September and was hoping to see autumn in that part of the world – I’ve only ever been to the northern hemisphere in spring and summer. Qi Gong sound interesting – I keep thinking I should do something like that or Tai Chi but I never get around to it. Must do it.

      2. I think you would enjoy Qi Gong. A bit like haiku the moves are very simple but work very deeply, and are great to do out doors. And in fact you only need to learn a few to feel the benefit. Tai Chi contains many of the same, or similar moves, but it’s a different kind of discipline and, truly speaking, of martial origin. It does take quite a lot of learning, if you ever do get to the end of learning it.

    1. Hey, Nomzi, good to hear from you. I was over at your blog the other day, but you haven’t posted lately (?) Hope all it well with you, and warmest greetings back.
      🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Cee. Have just been looking at your other featured photos for this challenge. What a wonderful selection. You have created a lovely challenge with this. I hope to have a go at water/winter now.

  3. The pumpkin one is my favorite. I think it’s the curly vines. But I can smell the cool autumn air in the last picture, and feel the wood fence under my hands.

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