Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The Gallery; Before and After





It's a while since I took part in Tara's fabulous Gallery, so I'm going to put that right this week. The subject is Before and After, and what better way to illustrate this than the onset of winter? The first pictures were taken just a couple of weeks ago; even yesterday, the trees were still golden outside our house with leaves fluttering down prettily in the breeze. But what a difference a night of rain and gales makes. Today our driveway is ankle deep in leafy debris, and the house (shady in summer) is newly infused with bright winter light. Now I truly get why it is called the Fall.

13 comments:

Shirley said...

I love the colours of the before shots but it is nice to have a fresh infusion of sunlight where one does not usually get to enjoy it.

Nota Bene said...

The colours are fabulous in autumnal browns and yellows and oranges...but they disappear so quickly...

planb said...

Lovely. I wished I'd done this when Tara set "Seasons", clever old you for thinking to do it now!

Trish @ Mum's Gone to... said...

We had some beautiful colours in our garden a few weeks ago and I kept telling myself to go out and take a photo of them. I could kick myself now.

Great idea for the theme!

Expat mum said...

My street is exactly the same now and it was full of lovely autumnal leafy trees two weeks ago. I don't think I'll ever get used to the fact that everything dies off here in the winter. My garden is a disaster. It looks like someone has scorched it.

Notes to self plus two said...

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Happy Homemaker UK | Laura said...

It looks so lovely and peaceful :)

Tanya (Bump2Basics) said...

Oh I miss the LI autumns....it's just not the same around London!

Michelloui said...

Beautiful! What a lovely neighbourhood you live in--before or after! Now, will you be out raking leaves like I'll bet all your neigbours will be? I was wading through leaves in my garden a few days ago wondering if that's something I should be doing, then forgetting about it until I saw this...

moaningmum said...

beautiful pics....have just been catching up on all your blogs! Yep, internet DOES exist in India...sorta :)

Metropolitan Mum said...

Ahhh, noooo, don't do that to me. Don't say it's winter already!! Denial? Me? *shivers in her t-shirt*

Paradise Lost In Translation said...

Hi, lovely pics, we've had a gd Autumn here too. 20' & loads of sunlight. In the last week or 2 it's suddenly been wet but still mild until today. bit of a shock. So glad u had such a gd time in chicago. Sorry I've not been commenting. Had intermittent or no internet for 2 1/2 mths, so been snatching moment sin internet cafes etc, but not conducive to leisurely blog reading & commenting! Finally back online now.

Carrie said...

All the lovely colors will soon turn into white=)