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19-OCT-2009

This to me is a pleasant scene. I love autumn so I find this image of the morning sunshine
on the fallen leaves in St Helena's Park pleasing.
Yet talking to a local councillor during the tea break at this morning's council meeting, we
ended up discussing the idea of how our own views alter our perceptions of images. He admitted
that he hates autumn as it heralds the long dark cold days of winter, so no autumn scene
would be pleasing to him. He plants hundreds of daffodils bulbs around his house so that
these messengers of spring bring him good cheer at the end of winter.
I, on the other hand, have always loved autumn. It's the most colourful of all the seasons
and one that rarely disappoints. In Ireland at any rate, summer is seldom what we yearn for, and
winters, if not harsh, are dull and miserable, and often encroach on spring. So it's safe to say
that autumn is my favourite season as I look forward to hibernating with books and music
over the winter.

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January Grey23-Oct-2009 05:22
Stunning light & a lovely Fall scene, Mairead. V~
Jeff Real21-Oct-2009 19:39
I love the light in this work ~V~
LynnH20-Oct-2009 21:35
Terrific narrative today. Your photo is brilliant, the angle of the sun and orange colors are the true heralds of autumn. I try to like all the seasons. Life is too short to wait for something better to come along. V
Johnny JAG20-Oct-2009 20:21
Stunning autumn colours.
Kevin Chester20-Oct-2009 17:56
A fine shot, a proper autumn avenue
Doug Cruden20-Oct-2009 15:57
You and me both Mairead!! I love the autumn too - and this pic is a beautiful example of why...V
globalgadabout20-Oct-2009 14:49
tingles with autumn atmosphere...certainly a colourful time of year...love the gold and russet hues on view here...V
Dawn B20-Oct-2009 13:43
This is a gorgeous autumn secene and I love the light coming through the tree!I think this time of year is so stunning to make us forget what happens next :)
pkocinski20-Oct-2009 13:01
Beautiful image! The tree lines walk and lighting are very nice and the colorful leaves just make this a very pleasant scene. I like every season but Summer :-)
Neal Nye20-Oct-2009 11:20
What a sweet scene with that welcoming bench under the colorful tree. I agree too; it's the best season!
laine20-Oct-2009 09:49
No doubting the appeal of autumn...living now in a subtropical region it lacks this type of colour, which like you I love There is a season, turn, turn, turn !!
slhoornstra20-Oct-2009 07:09
You have captured a beautiful scene. I love Autumn, too and like you, look forward to cozy days inside and making a good stew. V
Valene20-Oct-2009 00:46
Beautiful autumn scene! I agree that Autumn is a wonderful time of year, and I look
forward to hibernating in the winter, too, as I don't have to do yard work then. V
Nora van Beek19-Oct-2009 23:18
This is just beautiful! Autumn is also my favorite season. I look forward to the explosion of colors and crisp air every year. ~V~
Keith O'Brien19-Oct-2009 22:27
Great image Mairead and interesting narrative - I like all the seasons, they each have something different and special to offer :-)
Colin Storey19-Oct-2009 22:03
Stunning autumn shot, agree with your words completely, best season of the year.
Máire Uí Mhaicín19-Oct-2009 21:49
A beautiful serene scene.
Stewart Mitchell19-Oct-2009 21:37
Beautiful colours to fend off winter chills and a warm memory to last through 'til Spring :)
Peter Sussex19-Oct-2009 21:36
The backlight and the rusty leaves makes it outstanding.
Pat Shawyer19-Oct-2009 21:11
Beautiful scene, and I'm with you, I love Autumn !
Phillip Normanton19-Oct-2009 21:07
Yup, hard to imagine anyone not thinking that warm backlit autumn scenes like this are good to look at!
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