Weekend 107: Chasing the autumn sun

Whole day sunshine is past for now. We are surrounded by mountains and to get the warmth of afternoon sun we need to move out of the house. We do not plan our hikes/walks on daily basis but what matters is the sunny side of the mountains 🌞😎. Anyways when we go out near farms, we get chance to say hello to happy sheeps and to enjoy the beauty and freshness of autumn.

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.~
L. M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables)

AUTUMNAL

Pale amber sunlight falls across
The reddening October trees,
That hardly sway before a breeze
As soft as summer: summer’s loss
Seems little, dear! on days like these.

Let misty autumn be our part!
The twilight of the year is sweet:
Where shadow and the darkness meet
Our love, a twilight of the heart
Eludes a little time’s deceit. … …

Ernest Dowson (The Poems and Prose of Ernest Dowson)

Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn–that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness–that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.~ Jane Austen (Persuasion)

In our region the day tempearture is well below two digits now and the days are getting shorter hence it’s obvious that people enjoy the warmth of autumn sun. Trees are changing colours quite fast. A new scene welcomes us whenever we walk on the roads.

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Jo’s Monday walk, I think Jo is enjoying a short break for now 🤩

I am updating this post and joining Robin’s Walktober . It’s going to be fun.

No time to waste…

I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne (Notebook, Oct. 10, 1842)

It seems like after 178 years I am doing the same.

How beautifully the leaves grow old! How full of light and color are their last days ~John Burroughs

The destiny of every walking man is to immerse himself in the panorama surrounding him, to the point of becoming one with it and, ultimately, to vanish. ~ Federico Castigliano

Lens artists photo challenge – A photo walk &

Dawn’s Festival of leaves


Weekend 106: Autumn walk

A delayed post.

Sunday was a sunny autumn day and we did what was expected. We had been on a walk/hike, covered 12 km distance and climbed 600m above sea level. I used 867 calories on the walk. The data may or may not be 100% precise as I use fitbit but gave immense satisfaction. Figures are good when they are in favour. 😜

For those hours we did not have pandemic on our mind, a good change. On our way we met people of different age groups. On this tour our topic of discussion was hindustani classical music. To make our climbing easy we always choose a topic and discuss it. It worked like a miracle, we were not out of breath after covering 6 km in 90 minutes.

After the last chunck of steep hike we got a beautiful view. We rested on rocks and enjoyed it thoroughly, and yes we didn’t forget to write our names in the guest dairy.

The golden trees were not very close to the trail still I tried a golden close up shot.

The whole scenario was quite different when we hiked down hill. There were clouds and things looked so different. There was no chance of photography but I already had enough.

Jo’s Monday Walk

Dawn’s Festival of leaves: Week #2

Weekend 67

I was away from blog for couple of days due to so much happening around me, all related to my work.  Yesterday I was in boat for almost 4:30 hours but didn’t take a single photo. I was so tired that I slept during the first half. Later it was all dark.

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This photo is taken today while returing from shopping.

Have a relaxing weekend dear friends!

Indian bloggers who celebrate Diwali must be busy in planning! Enjoy festive mood!

Weekend 66: Usual hiking tour

After two weeks of gray weather we got sunny weather for the weekend though the temperature has dropped down significantly. Sun is what we needed and hence we decided to take a walk along the popular hike route.

Since it was supposed to be a family tour, I deliberately left my camera home but don’t you worry as I had my mobile (samsung) with me :D.

Autumn shows us how beautiful is it to let things go ~Unknown.

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Becca’s Sunday Trees inspires me to look for trees in various seasons, sizes and shapes.

The blue sky, the warm sun, the crisp breeze and autumn colours all were so inviting that we thoroughly enjoyed our walk. We covered around 12 km distance with maximum attended height of 450m.

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Up and up…

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The temperature was about +5C but it didn’t affect the spirit of locals and if you believe me it was all crowded up on the mountains.

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And all at once, summer collapsed into fall ~Oscar Wilde

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The majority of leaves are long gone but still we spotted colours here and other. For Dawn’s Festival of leaves.

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I would love to link my beautiful autumn hike to Jo’s Monday walk but since Jo has asked us not to send her links, I will just tag the post to  #Jo’s Monday walk.

Hope you enjoy the images.