Monday, 1 November 2010

Colours of Autumn


There has been quite a bit of talk around the web about the beautiful colours of Autumn this year and while I was on my way to my brother's yesterday afternoon I just had to stop and photograph this beautiful avenue of trees in Woodhall Spa.  I had already driven down a similar avenue of glorious colour with yellow leaves fluttering down like a light shower as I drove into the town/village.  I don't often get up into this part of Lincolnshire and I was surprised by the beauty of the countryside up there.  If only I'd had more time to stop and take it all in!  I can see DH and I going back for a photographic shoot before too long.

Well, my weekend and workshop went off well, considering.  Considering what? Considering I fell out of the house as I was leaving Saturday morning, folded my ankle right over and ended up in a big heap with a badly bruised foot!  How did that happen?!  It could have been worse, at least I didn't break it!  I did a very creditable version of Hop-a-long Cassidy all weekend and did manage to make the workshop although I left early as my energy was waning and the foot was hurting.   Today I have been confined to my recliner on foot rest!

Sheena Norquay (pronounced Norkwye) was a very good teacher and I learned a lot of basics that I hadn't considered before as well as the techniques I had gone to the workshop for.  Unfortunately we were so busy I didn't get chance to take any photos but I will take some of the work in progress tomorrow and get it posted.  Sheena didn't allow any photography of her work so I can only direct you to her website for images.

You may remember a week or three ago I mentioned a giveaway that Cameron was having on her blog.  Well, I won! If you scroll down a couple of posts on Cameron's blog you will see the photo of her sister wearing the dress.





The lace is really pretty, especially the slightly heavier lace around the handkerchief edge.  The dress is a very delicate peach colour.  Thank you Cameron for a very lovely gift.  I will live with it for a while before I decide what to do with it.  It seems too lovely to cut up but I am a bit too old to wear the style so reincarnation may be its destiny!

While we were down at my Mum's the other week we had some help clearing out her shed:


This little fellow kept my DH company for quite a while and hopped about from place to place.  There was certainly a good supply of woodlice for him and even the odd worm!

We did find time for a little walk on the beach on a beautifully bright afternoon culminating in Apple Pie and Custard in the beach cafe. Yum!




You can see how different the beach is in the Thames Estuary compared with the beach in St Ives (below).






14 comments:

Gina said...

Ooooh.. what gorgeous lace! Hope your foot heals soon.

Jan said...

Ouch ! I hope it is easier now ,your Autumn picture is lovely ,and so is your Mums robin ...love Jan xx

Mai-Britt Axelsen said...

Lovely pictures from the beach, Julie - I can see where you got your inspiration for Across the Bay :D

MargaretR said...

These photos are really wonderful Julie. I think you and DH need to go and take those photos pretty soon because the wind and rain will blow all those lovely leaves off in the next few days!

ju-north said...

Hope your foot gets better soon! Well done on perservering with the course in spite of the pain etc.

Shirley Goodwin said...

Hope the foot gets better soon!

jan said...

Beautiful photo's, I love the colours in those trees. Hope your foot gets better soon.

Heather said...

Congrats on winning the dress Julie. Gorgeous pictures, gorgeous lace and a dear little robin - they do like to know what's going on, dont they? Hope your foot is recovering. It's amazing how much pain there can be without much real damage. Fascinating to note the differences between various beaches. Looking forward to the workshop pics.

Cameron said...

Julie, As always, your pictures are wonderful, and you have a great knack for taking us places. Love the closeups of the lace. Thanks for the mention. Hugs

Sharon said...

So lovely the trees are. I think trees can't wait for Fall so they can show us all their splendor. So sorry you sprained your ankle.Sprains can hurt worse than breaks, so keep that foot elevated and take care. Thanks for visiting me and your kind comments. I have been in a rut with my quilting as of late but am finally coming out of it.
I told my muse vacation if over! LOL. Sharon

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Sorry to hear about your foot. I hope that it is not too long before you are back on both feet. We went to Woodhall Spa last year but the trees are so much more colourful this year.

maggi21 said...

Lovely photos Julie. Take care with the foot. I have photos of my workshop with Sheena at FOQ but, as you said, we cannot publish them. I agree with Mags that you need to get back quickly for photos, the strong winds her over the past few days have stripped most of the trees bare.

pam said...

Oh I love the Robin he is so cute - and I adore Autumn colours.

silverpebble said...

Apple pie and custard next to the sea? I can hardly think of anything lovelier Julie.

Your little feathered helper is perfect.

Hope you're well. Sorry I haven't been over in a while x