Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: #106 – Autumn

Autumn used to be my favourite season when I was young. As I grow older, I am happy to experience the beauty of each season.

Patti’s challenge this week is Autumn – and never has it been more difficult for me to choose images…my autumn tributes counts in the thousands. I will let my choices speak for themselves. As usual, click to enlarge.

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.

L. M. Montgomery

Hovdala och Hammarmölledamm 199_copy

When the autumn meets the tranquillity, there you can see the King of the Sceneries!
Mehmet Murat ildan 

Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.
Jim Bishop

Happiness is to get lost in an autumn forest, and not to be found is even a greater happiness!
Mehmet Murat ildan 

When everything looks like a magical oil painting, you know you are in Autumn!
Mehmet Murat ildan 

Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.

–  Samuel Butler 

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Every season has its own art and the art of autumn is to bewitch the people!

Mehmet Murat ildan

As the season changes, we learn to adapt.
Lailah Gifty Akita

 

A special thanks to Tina for hosting last week’s Spring challenge. And thank you all for sharing your spring poetry with us – hope and joy transmitted over the world!

Finally – Stay safe and well – hope to see many of your autumn memories! Next week it is my (Leya’s) turn to be your host – for Winter. Looking forward to seeing you then.

 

 

 

 

86 comments on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: #106 – Autumn

  1. Just one word here: WOOoOOOow! This is why I love autumn. I’m a September child. Haven’t seen a hedgehog for years. We had one here in our backyard a couple years ago. As a child my grandma had a couple living under her kitchen steps … and every year they got small ones. Just adorable. My favourite image with the biker.

    • Thank you so much, Viveka! I love hedgehogs too – and have two in my garden. Every year I hope to see little ones – but I don’t know where they are hiding! Lucky you having seen them many times!

      • They are such a lovely creatures … and cute too. No evil what so ever in them. Yes, grandma’s they came out at times … she always gave them water with a few drops of milk in. Party time for them. Only milk will make stomach problems for them and they can die. Two or three drops only, very important. They were very shy.

  2. The sounds autumn breezes make rustling through trees and falling leaves, the illumination and colours that seem to burn into your eyeballs, and the little hedgehog munching on fallen apples. 🦔 🍎 😍

  3. What a lovely and inspiring walk down Autumn Lane :). I especially love the reflections – double the beauty. Your images certainly do speak for themselves, but the well placed quotes add an extra dimension.

    • Thank you, Amy – so glad you liked them! Unfortunately the last photo of the couple…one of them hit a window and never recovered. I hope he/she will find a new mate!

  4. Ann-Christine – wow, such a lovely selection of photos that go so well with the quotes. It’s really hard to pick a favorite, I do love the pop of purple color in the first one. The variety of colors in the trees reflected on the water is grand. Your bokeh technique is beautiful too. Your last photo reminds me that I have a photo from this past spring of a couple mourning doves hunkering down like that on the ground in the rocks. I look forward to seeing what you’ll share for winter!

    • Thank you for all your lovely comments, Shelley! The two lovely doves – that is the last photo of them together. One of them hit a window and never recovered, so now there is only one of them coming to visit my garden.
      Winter? I do believe you have more winter photos than I have…winters here have gone from lots of snow when I was a child to NOTHING last year. Not one single day with snow, and hardly any frost. I am looking forward to YOUR take on it!

      • You’re welcome. Yeah, we’ve had the dove hitting the window issue too. We have 3 that come back every year. I’ve heard they mate for life so when one is gone, they just hang with the closest other couples.
        Bummer that you didn’t have any snow pictures from last year. Oh, yeah, I’ve got plenty of snow pictures, that’s for sure. I’m searching through photos getting ready for a post!

  5. Each of your photos felt like an invitation to step in to experience fall’s cool beauty. Wonderful relief during this hot 🥵 weather!

    • Ah, thank you, glad to have cooled you down! Is it that hot over there? We have a very bleak summer…quite chilly and rainy I am afraid.

  6. These images are so, so, so beautiful! Lobe them all ❤️❤️❤️ But sad to say I might not have a winter photo. We really don’t have a significant change here where I live. Will try long and hard from my archives for a winter one.

    • Some places have no winter, and some places have a hot winter or a snowy winter…everything is changing and is very strange. I guess you can use anything that feels ”wintry”! Thank you for liking the autumn images!

  7. Some wonderful images, A C…the colours of the trees in a number of these images are wonderful, and LOVE that hedgehog!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous images, Ann-Christine. The color and clarity are fabulous. I love them all! I also try to enjoy all the seasons, but winter is a challenge! I’m always cold!

  9. I can see why you would have difficulty Choosing A-C! They’re all gorgeous. For me, the row of trees, the hedgehog (is that what it is?) and the birds would tank at the top of an incredible set

    • Thank you, Tina! Yes, that little hedgehog is feasting on our fallen plums. He and his friend lives in our garden. The two of them are really sweet.
      I imagined you would pick the birds too!

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