Sunday, October 06, 2013

Autumn Sun: Mosaic Monday



Last weekend is but a distant, rainy memory in light of today's sunny warmth.
 

We went for a walk to Tod's Inlet again - it's relatively close by and always beautiful. I don't know the name of the above seed pods, but are they not pretty with their long curving tendrils and red centers? 
 

Autumn color is just beginning. Yellows and reds glow through the evergreens.
 

Tiny toadstools grow on a mossy log, white and delicate. 
 

Yellow leaves glow in the sunlight but will soon be dry and brown as in the photo beneath. Such is autumn. For now, we'll take all the warmth and sun that comes our way. Such gifts are not to be ignored.

Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Mary of the Little Red House.

27 comments:

materfamilias said...

Those seed pods are amazing! The curving part looks a bit like clematis, but those red centres, ah!!! I hope one of your commenters has an idea. . .

Andrea Dawn said...

I don't have the answer to the seed pod mystery but must say that are exquisite! Happy Autumn.

marigold jam said...

Lovely photos and you are so right about enjoying the good weather whilst you can. I was about to suggest that the seed heads are some kind of clematis too though I haven't seen one with the red centres before but the stems and leaves look like something from that family too.

Pondside said...

Wasn't it a beautiful weekend? Like you, I took advantage of the sunshine to take a walk. These days are precious.

cucki said...

so beautiful x

Inspire Me Heather said...

It was just a beautiful weekend here on the Island, looks like you were out enjoying it too!

Dawna Motz said...

Love your simple mosaic Lorrie. Your scenery pictures are beautiful!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Now how cute are those little toadstools! :)

Lavender Cottage said...

Beautiful! More of a golden hue to your autumn, the tree in the first photo is awesome against the blue sky.
Judith

Vee said...

Our autumn is on the wane so it will be lovely to see your autumn coming on. I love your understated mosaic...simply beautiful restraint.

Storybook Woods said...

Really, REALLY stunning photos Lorrie. Love the water image. Thank you for sharing. Clarice

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wasn't it just a lovely weekend? We were out and about enjoying every minute - and now it looks like we will be having rain rain rain and almost 20 degrees less in the temperatures - but I love a good rainy day - nice to snuggle indoors and enjoy books, tea, friends, quilts and the sound of the rain on the skylight. Your photos are fabulous.

Pamela Gordon said...

Very pretty colours, Lorrie. I love the curly pods of the mystery plant. I'm glad you had such a nice weekend after the rain.

ellen b. said...

Love those pods! It was nice to have the sunshine for a few days in a row.

Art and Sand said...

Absolutely beautiful !


We don't get the fall leaves much in our part of California. We notice the change of seasons on the beach. The sand begins to erode in the fall and we lose our shortcut across the jetty. By winter the beach is harder to navigate with all the boulders free of sand and fully exposed.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Wasn't it just the best...having sunshine and warm temp's over the weekend? Beautiful photos.

Jooles said...

WOW! what a fabulous place you live in..... just breath taking!
thank you for your lovely comment x
love jooles xxx

Mrs.Rabe said...

Those are lovely, Lorrie! Beauty in every photo!

Thanks for sharing them with us. We are rainy and stormy today, so I am especially enjoying the sun in your photos!

Deanna

My Little Home and Garden said...

I don't know what those are in the second photo, but I do like the curling bits and the red at their centres. It looks beautiful in your part of the country, Lorrie. It is raining here today, but that brings its own kind of loveliness. I feel a pot of soup coming on a bit later . . .

-Karen

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Gorgeous photos Lorrie. Still warm over here but it looks like the cold spell will start on Thursday so at the weekend I'll be putting on the boots and heading over to the nature reserve to see if any mushrooms have made an appearance round my way xx

Alisa Noble said...

Gorgeous!
Nature... she sure knows what she's doing.

Rettabug said...

What pretty & UNUSUAL plant life, Lorrie! I have no idea what that seed pod is, but I love it!
I'm glad you were able to get out & enjoy it. We're chilly here today...both of us have on sweaters & quilts on our laps.
Thanks for your kind words about the quilts. It was a really fun weekend. I've already started on next year's entries!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Isn't it wonderful what a few sunny days will do? I agree..the rain quickly became a distant memory. I really love how you did that mosaic...perfectly and creatively done.

A Garden of Threads said...

Lovely mosaic. It has been rainy and overcast for the last week, sun is in the forecast for tomorrow:)

Poppy said...

Breathtakingly beautiful giants, both the green and the fall infused. Tall, grand and full of character! How lucky to view the former's reflection for a second helping of richness.

Poppy

Donna said...

These are glorious. And the seed pods are really cool looking!

Barbara said...

Those seed pods make a great photo.