Nature’s Autumnal wonderland

November 20, 2013

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.Β 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.Β 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.Β 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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75 Comments

  • Reply Helen (SaveEveryStep - family stories past & present) November 20, 2013 at 9:41 am

    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?

    • Reply Charly Dove November 20, 2013 at 10:02 am

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

  • Reply Tara @ Sticky Fingers November 20, 2013 at 10:06 am

    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

    • Reply Charly Dove November 20, 2013 at 10:23 am

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

  • Reply Susie Dove November 20, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Fabulous photos, as usual, Charly.

  • Reply Maddy @writingbubble November 20, 2013 at 11:48 am

    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?!

    • Reply Charly Dove November 20, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      Thank you very much Maddy. It’s just wonderful really appreciating everything isn’t it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Mummy of Two November 20, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Wow what gorgeous photos! I do love Autumn colours πŸ™‚

    • Reply Charly Dove November 20, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      Thank you – Autumn is just wonderful isn’t it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Dean November 20, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Love the colours of autumn too and as usual, you’ve captured it really well! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Charly Dove November 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      Thank you very much Dean πŸ™‚

  • Reply Mary @AsturianDiary November 20, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Wow. Simply stunning photos.

    • Reply Charly Dove November 20, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      Thank you very much Mary πŸ™‚

  • Reply Michelle Twin Mum November 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm

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

    • Reply Charly Dove November 20, 2013 at 6:32 pm

      I love red leaves too, they’re just wonderful aren’t they πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sara (@mumturnedmom) November 20, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Some of my favourite photos are there in the slideshow! Gorgeous πŸ™‚ 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

    • Reply Charly Dove November 20, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      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 πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lou's Lake Views November 20, 2013 at 2:51 pm

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

    • Reply Charly Dove November 20, 2013 at 6:37 pm

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

  • Reply suzanne3childrenandit November 20, 2013 at 4:09 pm

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

    • Reply Charly Dove November 22, 2013 at 8:39 am

      Thank you Suzanne, very kind of you πŸ™‚

  • Reply kateonthinice November 20, 2013 at 4:10 pm

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

    • Reply Charly Dove November 22, 2013 at 8:39 am

      Thank you Kate, it’s such a fabulous time of year πŸ™‚

  • Reply Boo Kitty Boo November 20, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Wow…such perfect shots
    Boo Kitty Boo XXX

    • Reply Charly Dove November 22, 2013 at 8:40 am

      You’re too kind, thank you πŸ™‚

  • Reply MummaG November 20, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Your photos are wonderful, it’s really lovely to witness a toddler exploring nature πŸ™‚

    • Reply Charly Dove November 22, 2013 at 8:40 am

      Thank you, it’s so lovely seeing her see things for the first time πŸ™‚

  • Reply brinabird and son November 20, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    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.

    • Reply Charly Dove November 22, 2013 at 8:41 am

      That’s great to hear, glad wee man has enjoyed it. Such a fabulous time of year πŸ™‚

  • Reply older mum in a muddle November 20, 2013 at 6:53 pm

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

    • Reply Charly Dove November 22, 2013 at 8:41 am

      You’re welcome, thank you for hosting. Some fabulous posts. Just love the reds πŸ™‚

  • Reply LauraCYMFT November 20, 2013 at 7:34 pm

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

    • Reply Charly Dove November 22, 2013 at 8:41 am

      Thank you Laura, it’s just beautiful isn’t it πŸ™‚

  • Reply l November 20, 2013 at 8:54 pm

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

    • Reply Charly Dove November 22, 2013 at 8:42 am

      Thank you, the reds are just the best aren’t they πŸ™‚

  • Reply Countryidyll November 20, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    What beautiful colours. Lovely photography!

  • Reply Kelloggsville November 20, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Gosh I do miss those days. Perfect autumn walks.

    • Reply Charly Dove November 22, 2013 at 8:43 am

      It’s such a wonderful sight, especially love the reds πŸ™‚

  • Reply HelpfulMum November 20, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    What beautiful pictures. Really love the colours.

  • Reply Funky Wellies November 22, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    All these red and gold… Autumn can be so stunning! πŸ™‚ xx

    • Reply Charly Dove November 22, 2013 at 9:37 pm

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

  • Reply Coombemill November 22, 2013 at 10:22 pm

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

    • Reply Charly Dove November 22, 2013 at 11:51 pm

      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!

      • Reply Coombemill November 23, 2013 at 8:59 am

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

  • Reply Cheryl November 23, 2013 at 12:12 am

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

    • Reply Charly Dove November 23, 2013 at 8:23 am

      Thank you so much Cheryl, it’s such a wonderful season πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sara (@mumturnedmom) November 23, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Popping back from #CountryKids and enjoying another skim through the slide show πŸ™‚

    • Reply Charly Dove November 23, 2013 at 8:23 am

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

  • Reply Pinkoddy November 23, 2013 at 6:56 am

    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.

    • Reply Charly Dove November 23, 2013 at 8:30 am

      You’re exactly right, it’s great to see things through the eyes of children. Autumn is wonderful to photograph too πŸ™‚

  • Reply Mary @over40andamumtoone November 23, 2013 at 8:47 am

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

    • Reply Charly Dove November 23, 2013 at 10:30 am

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

  • Reply The Reading Residence November 23, 2013 at 9:16 am

    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!

    • Reply Charly Dove November 23, 2013 at 10:47 am

      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 πŸ™‚

  • Reply jenny paulin November 23, 2013 at 9:17 am

    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

    • Reply Charly Dove November 23, 2013 at 11:02 am

      Thank you Jenny. It’s so wonderful being able to really appreciate it πŸ™‚

  • Reply a field somewhere November 23, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Stunning images. Love the colours.
    #Countrykids

    • Reply Charly Dove November 24, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      Thank you very much, I love the reds especially πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sarah November 23, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    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.

    • Reply Charly Dove November 24, 2013 at 10:42 pm

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

  • Reply Mama Owl November 23, 2013 at 1:11 pm

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

    • Reply Charly Dove November 25, 2013 at 9:01 am

      Thank you very much, they’re fabulous aren’t they. Happy birthday to H today πŸ™‚

  • Reply LauraCYMFT November 23, 2013 at 9:26 pm

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

    • Reply Charly Dove November 25, 2013 at 9:04 am

      They’re just fabulous aren’t they, I especially love the reds too πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kriss MacDonald November 23, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    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

    • Reply Charly Dove November 25, 2013 at 9:33 am

      So glad you had a lovely break Kriss, welcome back as it were! I hope the party went well πŸ™‚

  • Reply Notmyyearoff November 24, 2013 at 9:20 am

    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! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Charly Dove November 25, 2013 at 9:33 am

      That’s so true Tas, it’s just a wonderful time of year isn’t it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Mumof2.coM November 24, 2013 at 9:01 pm

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

    • Reply Charly Dove November 25, 2013 at 9:44 am

      Thank you very much, the colours are just wonderful πŸ™‚

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