Nature’s Autumnal wonderland

PODcast IMG_9233The signs of Autumn were first evident on a woodland walk in the Surrey Hills. The ground was damp underfoot and the change in season could be smelt in the air. Trees displayed lush green leaves and perfectly formed fungi clung to the trunks.

POD was ecstatic at the first sight of muddy puddles and took great delight in jumping in all those we saw.

There’s nothing better than seeing Autumn through a toddler’s eyes. Everywhere we’ve explored has provided POD with the opportunity to see, hear, touch and smell her surroundings. She’s taken everything in her stride and loved it.

PODcast IMG_9239The expression on POD’s face when she saw conkers for the first time was one of joy and utter excitement. She was fascinated by those shiny gems that are encased in spikey shells and fall from the trees. Over these past weeks, she’s collected sticks, acorns and pine cones. She’s climbed wet logs and she’s examined moss.

POD’s taken to kicking leaves with aplomb and she’s treasured her favourites. She’s seen the change in leaves from green to hues of red, orange and gold.

We’ve been lucky to see some incredible Autumn sights during the last month or so. Taking the time out to appreciate this season really does make you appreciate how wonderful mother nature is.

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  1. Some beautiful colours. Kids have a way of exploring things that we take for granted. It renews our appreciation of nature, don’t you think?

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    • Thank you very much Helen. You’re exactly right, we’ve definitely done more exploring this year. It’s been wonderful :)

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  2. I absolutely love autumn when it’s like this. Perfect for taking the kids out exploring, kicking their way through leaves and seeing just how stunning nature can be

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    • Totally agree. POD just loves being outdoors exploring and it’s fabulous to photograph too. Wish it could stay around a little bit longer :)

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  3. Fabulous photos, as usual, Charly.

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  4. Gorgeous photos! I think one of the great things about having kids is getting to see the world through a child’s eyes again – they appreciate the little things don’t they?!

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    • Thank you very much Maddy. It’s just wonderful really appreciating everything isn’t it :)

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  5. Wow what gorgeous photos! I do love Autumn colours :)

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    • Thank you – Autumn is just wonderful isn’t it :)

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  6. Love the colours of autumn too and as usual, you’ve captured it really well! :)

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  7. Wow. Simply stunning photos.

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  8. The red leaves do it for me every time, beautiful pictures Charly. Mich x

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    • I love red leaves too, they’re just wonderful aren’t they :)

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  9. Some of my favourite photos are there in the slideshow! Gorgeous :) I have looked at it differently this year, we have all taken more time to look around us and appreciate the beauty of autumn xx

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    • I’m so glad Sara, it’s so hard just picking a few and I got rather carried away! It’s great to take the time to look around isn’t it, appreciate it so much more :)

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  10. I could leave your slideshow running on my laptop all day, utterly beautiful photos Charly!

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    • You’re too kind Lou, that’s very kind of you! I’ve just loved the Autumn and all these wonderful reds :)

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  11. Beautiful. As always. Stunning photography and gorgeous POD. Loved it x

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    • Thank you Suzanne, very kind of you :)

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  12. You reminded me of how much I loved my Mum and leaves in the Autumn. So pleased you are enjoying the season. Gorgeous photography.

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    • Thank you Kate, it’s such a fabulous time of year :)

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  13. Wow…such perfect shots
    Boo Kitty Boo XXX

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  14. Your photos are wonderful, it’s really lovely to witness a toddler exploring nature :)

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    • Thank you, it’s so lovely seeing her see things for the first time :)

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  15. We have really loved Autumn. There really is so much to explore. pOD certified seemed to have got as much out of it as my wee man.

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    • That’s great to hear, glad wee man has enjoyed it. Such a fabulous time of year :)

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  16. Autumn, autumn…. beautiful autumn. Your photos are captivating. The reds! The reds! The reds! Thank you for linking up lovely. X

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    • You’re welcome, thank you for hosting. Some fabulous posts. Just love the reds :)

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  17. Lots of beautiful pictures! I love the colours in Autumn.

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    • Thank you Laura, it’s just beautiful isn’t it :)

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  18. Amazing autumnal colours, love the red leaves. Really fantastic photos x

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    • Thank you, the reds are just the best aren’t they :)

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  19. What beautiful colours. Lovely photography!

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  20. Gosh I do miss those days. Perfect autumn walks.

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    • It’s such a wonderful sight, especially love the reds :)

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  21. What beautiful pictures. Really love the colours.

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  22. All these red and gold… Autumn can be so stunning! :) xx

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    • It’s such a wonderful season isn’t it, just love it!

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  23. Such a wonderful time of year captured so well here and just look at Pod with her wavy golden locks.

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    • Thank you Fiona, I love Autumn – just the best colours! POD is growing up far too quickly, looks even more grown up after a little haircut!

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      • Little changes make you see them in a new light! Thanks for linking up to Country Kids

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  24. Absolutely beautiful photos. The reds are stunning. What a gift to re-see it all through POD’s eyes. Popping over from #CountryKids

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    • Thank you so much Cheryl, it’s such a wonderful season :)

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  25. Popping back from #CountryKids and enjoying another skim through the slide show :)

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    • Thank you Sara, just been over to see your amazing rockets!

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  26. What a beautiful post, I think sometimes we do take things for granted and seeing them again with fresh young eyes brings home the true beauty of nature. Thank you for sharing.

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    • You’re exactly right, it’s great to see things through the eyes of children. Autumn is wonderful to photograph too :)

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  27. Lovely photos – it’s a magical time of year for children isn’t it. So much to explore and learn about.

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    • Thank you Mary, it really is a fabulous time of year. I’ve loved watching POD enjoy it and it’s great to photograph :)

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  28. Beautiful post, with lovely photos. I’m really appreciating autumn, with it’s colours and so much potential for fun and nature hunts for the kids – as you say, through the eyes of toddlers it’s great and conkers for the first time – magical!

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    • Thank you Jocelyn, it’s such a wonderful time of year. I loved POD’s face when she saw a conker for the first time :)

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  29. such amazing autumn colours – this is why it is my favourite season i just love the array of colours on display, even if they leaves are disappearing as each day goes by.and i love to explore it just as much as my boys do x

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    • Thank you Jenny. It’s so wonderful being able to really appreciate it :)

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  30. Stunning images. Love the colours.
    #Countrykids

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    • Thank you very much, I love the reds especially :)

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  31. I agree, seeing autumn through the eyes of a toddler is truly wonderful, the adventure of this season shines through. However I must say that visually it never fails to impress me too, all those stunning colours.

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    • It really is great to see Autumn through the eyes of a toddler, I’ve just loved it. The colours are just fabulous too :)

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  32. Absolutely stunning shots, I *love* Autumn colours x
    #theGallery

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    • Thank you very much, they’re fabulous aren’t they. Happy birthday to H today :)

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  33. I love the colours of Autumn especially that red colour. It’s gorgeous!

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    • They’re just fabulous aren’t they, I especially love the reds too :)

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  34. I just had a peaceful and relaxing break…just sitting here and enjoying your beautiful slideshow. Thank you I needed that after kids birthday party at home today!
    #countrykids

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    • So glad you had a lovely break Kriss, welcome back as it were! I hope the party went well :)

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  35. I love the colours of autumn and it always takes me straight back to my childhood when we’d walk home from school and walk directly in the path of all the leaves, just so we could kick them! :)

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    • That’s so true Tas, it’s just a wonderful time of year isn’t it :)

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  36. Simply stunning! i love the warm autumn colours, especially the reds and the way the light catches the bark.

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    • Thank you very much, the colours are just wonderful :)

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