Monday, 5 November 2012

Autumn colours in Dorset

Last Sunday afternoon we decided to take a walk in the  Dorset countryside.When most English manor houses were built, the grounds were laid out with parkland and beautiful trees, the magnificence of which would not be realised in their creators lifetime.



We wanted to see some autumn leaves and so we headed to the village of Littlebredy, where I once lived.



The tree in the middle looked as if it's leaves had fallen on the ground simultaneously.


The source of the River Bride was dammed to form a lake in the 1800's. This area is sometimes referred to as Dorset's miniature version of Stourhead. (a magnificent National Trust property just over the border in Wiltshire).


The swan swam towards us hoping for some food, unfortunately we had nothing with us, but my husband John managed to capture these two pictures of it.



We were amazed at the colour and beauty around us. John took most of the photographs for a change. He has got fed up with the number I have been taking over the last few months and wants to join in!



This one is my favourite - the colours are fantastic. One of our wedding photos was taken here by the waterfall.

 What does autumn mean to you? I hate the shorter days, but I do love the way the colours of the leaves change so dramatically and take on such varied hues of red,orange and brown.


We managed to spot these fungi too, I 'm a bit behind with my posts and I know Halloween has been and gone but this Dorset pub had such a wonderful display that I had to share it!


Thank you for all your lovely comments and a big welcome to new followers Green orchid at Upcycling vintage and other life and  Kirsty at North of 49 .

If you would like to take part in my giveaway click here for further details closing date Sunday 11th November.
 Sarah x

32 comments:

  1. The colours on your waterfall picture are amazing as if they have been painted. I can see why it was chosen for your wedding photo setting.

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  2. What beautiful autumn scenes, the waterfall one is my favourite too - a lovely spot for a wedding photo.

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  3. Beautiful spot, I could just live in that house, well I could if I won the lottery! :)

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  4. What a beautiful pictures your husband made, my compliments:) The trees are still so colourful and the waterfall, I can almost hear the water falling....I dont like the temperatur en the rain in this time of year and the short days. But nature is beautiful now, in a few weeks all leaves are gone....lovely greetings

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  5. Breathtaking photos of the countryside! Thanks for sharing your beautiful walk!

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  6. I love your photos they are so full of colour. I love autumn but it is too short and winter seems to drag on.x

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  7. Hello Sarah:
    These autumn tints look absolutely wonderful. Such a perfect English scene this looks, the manor house sitting proudly amongst a vast estate of magnificent trees, shrubs and water in all its forms. This does look to be so particularly attractive.

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  8. Beautiful pictures John - the first one of the swan is worthy of framing.
    I also love the waterfall gushing down with the coloured tree above, the brilliant green mossy stones, and the scattered leaves.

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  9. Autumn is such a lovely season and you have captured some wonderful scenes of changing colours Sarah. Dorset is one of our favourite counties.
    Patricia x

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  10. Lovely autumn Colours, Its so nice to get out and about even if it is a bit chilly
    Thea x

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  11. Imagine living in that manor house from the first picture, surrounded by this beautiful nature day in day out! Amazing really! So much beauty and you and your husband captured it so well.
    Bye,
    Marian

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  12. The Beech and Maple trees have been gorgeous this Autumn and you have captured the colours perfectly in your photos - it will soon be bare branches everywhere now the weather is getting colder. The fungus has been quite prolific this year with all the wet weather and it does make interesting pictures.

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  13. Your pictures are beautiful! Fall is my favourite season, but like you I don't like the shorter days.

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  14. sooo pretty!! gorgeous photos.
    x

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  15. These are really attractive photos. Well done to your husband.
    The place looks really peaceful, and it's nice to revisit the spot where you two had a wedding picture together.

    Autumn to me is very much like yourself -- not liking the shorter daylight, but loving the explosion of colours of nature.

    P.S. That is one huge pumpkin!

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  16. How wonderful, I'm still looking for treats to the eyes such as yours but I fear time is now running out as the leaves drop! Suzy x

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  17. Hi Sarah, I love the crispy cold days where you can layer up with woollies and just walk, think and dream......
    Lovely pictures and the beautiful swan is so very graceful.
    Happy Tuesday Sarah.
    Love Maria x

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  18. Autumn is lovely, isn't it. We have a Virginia Creeper on the front of our house, which was just turning red before our holiday. But when we got back, the wind had blown all it's leaves away!

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  19. The colours of those trees ares just amazing Sarah, so, so beautiful and you're right it does look like Stourhead.

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  20. Good morning Sarah and Daisy! Thank you for this lovely tour of your world. I just adore my blogger friends from the UK!

    Have a lovely day, Anita

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  21. Beautiful house and gardens, I always think it is wonderful that people have the vision to plant for a future they'll never see. Juliex

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  22. Fantastic photos - really capture the beauty of the season. Autumn is definitely my favourite season of the whole year - must pay that wonderful house a visit, it looks awesome.

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  23. The house isn't open to the public but the grounds around the lake are free although they welcome donations in the church.
    Sarah x

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  24. What a great place. I love the two photos of the waterfall.
    June

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  25. What spectcular autumn colours in the photos, they're gorgeous pics.
    And thank you for worrying about us in Cuba, Sarah! x

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  26. What beautiful countryside you have all around you - such a wonderful scenic place to have your wedding photos taken, the colours are amazing.

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  27. I have never been there but the landscape looks so picturesque - just like painings...
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  28. wonderful & calm place...
    gorgeous photographs

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

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  29. What a stunning place to see such gorgeous autumnal colours. I love that little waterfall and the way you've captured it - I sure am going to miss autumn when the winter sets in.

    Nina x

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  30. Please tell me why England is so beautiful and I have never visited it. I love this place is so calming. It looks like Jane Austen could appear any moment.

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  31. What a wonderful place. The red tree in the middle is so striking. The waterfall seems a perfect place for a wedding photo, is it easy to get to (in a wedding dress!?!)

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  32. Sarah - love all the colors and the tour of the area. I too dislike the shorter days, but love the beauty of the color and the crisp feeling in the air, although I don't care for the coming cold. Thanks for sharing. xok

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