Monday, November 07, 2016

A Perfect Goodbye To Autumn ♥

November 1st marks the beginning of winter for me. I think it's only Irish people who see the seasons differently, but it's what I was taught at school and it's actually perfect weather and solstice wise so I have no idea why we're the only ones who follow this calendar, but for me, November, December and January are winter.

 The walkway I've affectionately named 'Autumn Lane'
There are spur of the moment days when Jacek and I decide to abandon everything we're doing, scoop up the kids, get everyone and everything into the car and just drive to a beautiful place to get some fresh air and get photographing, Saturday was one of these days. I love these days so much, it's so lovely to have a partner who's interested in photography just as much as I am, and now it seems as though our eldest is keen to embrace the art too, yay!
We headed to one of our favourite places, Blarney Castle, a place we frequent at least once each season and it's the perfect place to spark lots of photography inspiration. It's also the place where I had my first pictures taken with both boys and we were able to get some more on this visit too, I think we may have to make this a seasonal thing!

The lawns were covered in blankets of fallen leaves and my boys took delight in these, Beau laughing as his brother shuffled along and covered him with them.

Tyler was adamant that he was going to have his picture taken as he lay in the leaves too, although not alongside his brother, he wanted to make sure the spotlight was on him and funnily enough it was.

This day out was exactly what we all needed. Everyone is just over being sick, although poor little Beau is still struggling with a cough at night, and I find that fresh air always helps to blow off the cobwebs and scare away the germs.

This was one of a handful of days out where Tyler didn't run off, he was happy to walk with us and get his picture taken. This little boy of mine is growing up and I love the person he's becoming. I find that he always gets a hard time because he's misunderstood, but he's a happy soul and being with his daddy is one of his favourite things right now, so days like this with his dad make him incredibly happy.

I was very happy too, walking around these beautiful gardens with my (almost!) new baby and my eldest up on his daddy's shoulders, I felt incredibly lucky and a sense of calm, that I haven't felt for quite some time now, overcame me. I was happy and our day couldn't have been more perfect goodbye to autumn.

As everyone knows, photography is one of my biggest passions in life, so I'll say no more, but will leave you with this captures by myself and Jacek.

Tyler's first photo taken on my DSLR camera, I think it's amazing for a first try. Well done angel man.
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  1. Beautiful pictures Fiona, you've really captured the essence of Autumn! I love this time of year, everywhere is so pretty with the changing colours xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Elaine. I'm a spring and summer girl at heart but I do love all the colours of autumn :) x

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  2. Your photos are amazing! I always think that Winter starts in November, but my husband always corrects me that in England, it officially starts in December. I think the Irish got this one right ;) x

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    1. Thank you so much. Us Irish are definitely right because our way mid-summer is actually mid-summer, not end of summer ;) x

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  3. These are beautiful photos - especially the one with your little boy throwing leaves in the air. I've visited Blarney once and it was beautiful - you're lucky to live in such a pretty area :)
    Alana x

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  4. Oh wow, such a beautiful collection of pictures Fiona :) Love how you captured the Robin, all the beautiful colour leaves and your little ones :)

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  5. great pictures! They make me want to go to the park and enjoy a bit more the nature :) I saw one of those cute birds the other day in the city center and didn't have my phone on me to take a picture, I'm not sure if we have those back in Spain x

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  6. Awww such cute photo's - Autumn makes for some great picture ops doesn't it

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  7. These are stunning shots - the one of the robin is amazing! I'm with you on the seasons - I was brought up in the Welsh mountains and November is definitely winter.

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  8. Beautiful pictures. Winter has definitely arrived in London this week, frosty mornings are here! :)

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  9. That photo of the Robin is just fantastic, such a beautiful bird x

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  10. Your pictures are beyond gorgeous. Especially the one of your little ones in the leaves and the one of the flowers. You really capture the end of Autumn beautifully. You have such a talent. x

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  11. It sounds like a perfect family day, and the pictures are just gorgeous. Those two boys are adorable

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  12. I love this time of year, what a beautiful place and gorgeous photos, i love the robin :)

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  13. Your photos are amazing and also you are so blessed you are children are adorable.

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