Autumn is in the air, the chilly mornings when just peeping out from under the duvet makes me want to curl up and hibernate yet would I want to kss this season? I love Autumn, the colours around me, the scent in the forest as leaves are falling and pine needles remind us of family times when our family circle was complete. It's definitely time for hats, scarves and gloves as I soon found out when we set out to take some photos of a project I was knitting for another KAL on Ravelry. We knew we wouldn't be walking too far as this was the first day I have been to the forest for months yet the forest was the place I really wanted for the photos as my project was inspired by the falling leaves of autumn. I will add a few photos to the end of this blog.
As soon as we arrived in the part I had envisaged I couldn't believe my eyes and I know dad had to listen as he was taking the photos of my scarf and socks while my eyes roamed around and found forests treasures which we haven't seen for a year. Last year we found a small crop of Porcelain mushrooms/fungi and I can remember going back to see them regularly as new ones grew but they were precious as there was only a few. Several blogs ago I posted a photo of one that we found at Mount Stewart, early in the season but yesterday was a feast for my eyes. After the photo shoot was over I wandered about until I found my own photo shoot although no one reminded me I was wearing boots that weren't meant to get dirty! That someone had to clean my boots today. I only had my iPhone but that didn't matter as I had to capture the scene I saw and share the beauty of dew drops on Porcelain, a little world deep in the forests which filled me with joy.
I firmly believe that we don't always need a full fame camera with a host of expensive lens. I know I normally have my DSLR with special lens but in this occasion my iPhone was my friend. I hope you enjoy viewing the sight that captured my heart and makes me want to explore more especially when the forest brings treasures like this.
All the stages were there for me to see but I really would have needed my full macro lens to share the dots of fungi which have yet to appear. The photo below show a few who will no doubt have opened in a day or two.
As you can imagine my love of nature was more than satisfied on our short trip out. Home cold and weary but it really was an afternoon I wouldn't have wanted to miss.
The knitting photos seem bland when compared to the treasures of creation "All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful the Lord God made them all"
Now I get my own back