Sunday, 18 October 2015

The golden and ruby colours of Autumn

The leaves are beginning to slowly turn.....


and we have had some spectacular sunrises this week.


I had to wear sun glasses on the way to work, it was so bright!


Coming home I stopped again this time to capture the sun rays over the sea......... 


The colours in the Dorset countryside are starting to take on tinges of gold and ruby.......



We have passed this wonderful bus stop many times and admired it. This time as we were on foot, and could look at in more detail. Inside was the story of its creation.

West Milton no longer has a church, shop, pub or school and the bus stop was the only place the villagers met up. The villagers decided to improve the bus stop by building around the existing structure. They used the local yellow Ham Stone and then added this wonderful roof and entrance.

They even persuaded the local electric board to sponsor a weather vane, sadly this is no longer there. Don't you think it is magnificient?



Another community project is the wonderful Bridport Community Orchard. It was Apple Day on Saturday a chance to celebrate the orchard with songs, dancing, games, story telling, apple tasting and apple pressing and cider,



There was such a range of apples, my favourite one was called Rosemary Russet.


Under some of the trees, was a popular area with children - a chance to use their imagination and play amongst the cardboard boxes, so good to see in these days of computers.


The human fruit machine where I was helping out was also popular. Just like a fruit slot machine the aim was to match three apples. It was worth paying 20p just to laugh at us as we attempted to sound and look like the machine!


In the garden this week the marigolds and blueberry bush is my favourite combination.


Although these Michaelmas daisies are also beautiful!


Our grape harvest, despite lots of pruning this year, was still large and took some time to pick.We have made it into grape juice again, cheers!


Have you had a colourful week.too? Thank you for all the comments in my last post, it was fun reading all your family history stories too. Thank you for sharing them.
Sarah x

38 comments:

  1. Simply sublime! I enjoyed every single photo of this post perfectly matched with what fall season would suppose to be! We have a little summer here, we aren't really in the mood!

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  2. Thank you for sharing photos of your beautiful part of the world. Our trees are just beginning to be tinged with red. We have a freeze warning tonight so I suspect we'll have more color soon. It seems your villages have more "fairs" than we do over here. We have more carnival-type fairs--not the same at all! The bus stop building looks pretty nifty.

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  3. The rays of sun and the grape harvest are my favourites among these gorgeous photographs..

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  4. Such a pleasure to watch your wonderful photos. I´m fond of the sun rays over the see, but also the light through the autumn leaves is great. I always like visiting special village events when we are in England. That Apple Day must have been such a lovely community event, we don´t have that so much in our country. Your own garden is still a joy to see and so many grapes, the juice looks tantalizing.

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  5. We made some grape juice yesterday, and H added a touch of gin to some of it - very delicious. Rosemary Russet apples are new to me, I am intrigued.
    What brilliantly captured colours in your Michaelmas daisies.

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    1. The Rosemary Russet dates back to the Victorian era, the taste had a hint of pear drops! Your Grape juice and gin sounds so good! The Michaelmas daisy we bought in the summer from East Lambrook Manor. it was a variety I wasn't familiar with. Sarah x

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  6. Agree Sarah, we have had some beautiful weather recently and your sunrises and sunsets are stunning. We sat in the garden last week and ate lunch...quite usual for October in Devon!
    Looks like you have been enjoying Bridport life and the bus stop/shelter is marvellous.

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  7. This is absolutely the kind of fall I LOVE. We too are having a spectacular spectacle of colors, summer elegantly lagging behind with fading beautiful flowers, falling leaves, but warm days. OH SARAH, your world is LOVELY!

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  8. Gorgeous autumnal photos, Sarah. I do get distracted quite often at this time of year by the light on the sea – your photo of the suns rays shining down is just lovely. It is fascinating to find out about old varieties of apples. There are so many, it's a shame that most people have access to just a few in supermarkets. I'd like to know what varieties we have in our garden but I've no idea.

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    1. Hi Sam, If you have any community orchards in your area they may be able to help you identify your fruit. There is a national fruit collection at Brogdale in Faversham in Kent they may also be able to help you. Sarah x

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  9. I love walking through the Community Orchard, we park in the football ground!!! We will be saying goodbye to Bridport for this year at the weekend as we are bringing the caravan home for the winter - already!!!! It has been a rubbish year one way and another so fingers crossed for better times next year, and maybe we will meet at long last!! Keep posting your lovely photos of Dorset!!! X

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    1. It was so lovely to see a comment from you again. I'm sorry that you have had a bad year, I do hope that y next year will be so much better for you. We also park by the football ground on a Saturday and walk through the orchard. It allows us to take our time wandering around and stop for a coffee while shopping!
      Take care. Sarah x

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  10. Love the colours of Autumn, last night I was watching country file and this post sort of ties in with the programme about the apples and the beautiful autumn colours. Looks like a lot of fun was had at the Apple Day. Enjoy the week! Sharon

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  11. There used to be a human fruit machine at Burton Bradstock Fete, complete with "noises and actions" - were you involved with that? I remember it being very popular and great fun to watch.

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    1. I have also seen the fruit machine at Burton Bradstock Fete, the idea does get copied as I also heard it was at a fete near Axminster. We were told that we weren't as good as the Burton Bradstock one, as they performed the Can Can! Sarah x

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  12. How wonderful that you have grapes to make your own juice with! Your garden is beautiful and the community you live in so wonderful. The festival looked like a lot of fun. Our colors are not changing yet. Too hot and dry still. But we did have a thunderstorm with a downpour of rain. Rainfall has become a precious gift.

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  13. What beautiful autumn sights and sounds! xx

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  14. Lovely photos - the colors there are just glorious! Apple Day looks like wonderful fun.

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  15. That grape juice looks delicious, and the apples are beautiful in all their varieties. Love the human fruit machine too!
    Cathy x

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  16. This is such a lovely post Sarah.
    Your photos of your flowers and the Autumn leaves are stunning.
    What a fun weekend you had.
    Would have loved to see the people at the human fruit machine..and hear their noises.
    A happy post.
    love val x

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  17. The human fruit machine is such fun; we have one in at our village fairs. Loving autumn x

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  18. There are so much old sorts of apples, I have tasted one the last month in Lincolnshire. Delicious. I do not like modern apples, they are only sweet. Beautiful sunrises!

    Sigrun

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  19. Your grapes are gorgeous! Are they Concord grapes? Those are my favorite kind. Your photos of the leaves are lovely and the community events look like a lot of fun. I'm glad you're having a nice autumn so far. :)

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    1. I don't know the variety of grape as we inherited it. You can use it for multiple purposes, like other fruit picking I was eating them as I was picking them. Sarah x

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  20. I am so jealous of all those varieties of apples. We seem to get such a boring mix in our local San Diego markets, but further north in California there are more varieties. I miss having decent cooking apples though, and on our recent trip home to Cornwall, I picked the ones from our small tree and enjoyed making blackberry and apple for dessert with clotted cream. Yum! I would have to try the Cornish Aromatic if I had been at the Apple Fair.

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  21. Beautiful, beautiful photos! My first thought when I saw the bus stop was that it was part of a church. What an interesting story behind it!

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  22. Those grapes are beautiful and I'm sure you enjoyed your grape juice

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  23. I enjoyed the color and beauty of your post, Sarah. We are having a very strange autumn this year so I'm enjoying sharing yours :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  24. I love the sunsets and rises...your photos are fabulous. That's the good thing about shorter daytime hours you see sunrises at a more convenient time! B X

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  25. What a beautiful post...and so lovely pictures!
    Have a great weekend, take care...
    Titti

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  26. Apple days are such fun, a heritage orchard not so far from here has one each October, along with a quince day, and I was really sorry to miss this year's.

    That is some grape harvest!

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  27. Apple Day sounds like fun. Anything made with apples sounds tasty to me. :o)

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  28. Goodness, Sarah - I missed this lovely post of yours !!

    Apple Day looks and sounds great - now to read your newest post!!

    All the best Jan

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  29. Hi I love this, everything is just so well organised and pretty X may I ask you're secret, I'm new and haven't quite got the ropes yet :/ but I do adore this Autumn post :)

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    1. Welcome Daisy, Thank you for your comments I am popping over to visit you! Sarah x

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