autumn arrives resplendent on the west coast

I’m home,  and after a period of mourning for lost green landscapes, old castles, cousins, Irish pubs, the highlands and wild moors (not necessarily in that order) I woke up once more to the beauty of my own allotment of the magical garden.

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The  golden mist of autumn trundles in off the strait of Juan de Fuca, emptying  her swollen pockets of the spawning salmon,  great herons and weaving spiders, as she passes over  the waters of the cove and into the multi hued trees on the shore.

The days have still been mild and the nights cool but the rains and storms are coming!  Wellies and brollies stand ready at the door!! In the meantime I love to get lost in the bright morning mist.

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And here is a misty path in both colour and monochrome!  Which do you prefer?

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 and I’ve entered this post into the Daily Post’s Weekly challenge Dreamy  on WordPress

and check out my previous posts for my journeys in Scotland and Ireland

52 Comments Add yours

  1. Nina Karadzić says:

    These are beyond beautiful!! You are very talented. If I have your permission, would I be able to use an image of yours for a short story, or poetry piece? Credit will be given to you of course! Let me know 🙂

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    1. I’d be honoured! Thank you so much for your wonderful compliment!!

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      1. Nina Karadzić says:

        Wonderful, I’ll let you know when I have something !

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  2. Arl's World says:

    Beautiful Autumn photos! All of your photography is …these have such a magic dreamlike quality for sure!

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    1. What a beautiful thing to say Arl!! Thank you!

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  3. suzjones says:

    I actually prefer the path in colour. It is almost like a fairy tale image. 🙂

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    1. I find it very hard to choose sometimes!! Thanks Suz!!!

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      1. suzjones says:

        So do I. lol

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  4. Perfection of words and images. Your autumn sounds absolutely magical, Cybele.

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    1. thanks so much my friend!!!

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  5. Oh I love that ’emptying her swollen pockets’. Magical words and pictures Cybele. I love the light coming through the trees and the misty cove. I think I like the coloured path best.

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    1. I’m always pleased when people read the posts!! I so appreciate your comment Andrea!! Thank you!

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  6. joshi daniel says:

    simply stunning 🙂

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    1. thanks for your visit Joshi!!

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  7. Beautiful – you’ve captured the very essence of Autumn 🙂

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  8. Beautiful gallery. I like it a lot.

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    1. thanks so much for coming by Cardinal!!!

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  9. Roy McCarthy says:

    Those misty paths are just made for running on Cybele. The colour one for running please and the mono for imagination and creative inspiration.

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    1. They are Roy!! though I usually amble!! 😀 Thanks for you comment on the comparison!!

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  10. Ann says:

    All that golden light – beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Ann!!! Golden autumn!!

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  11. Aquileana says:

    Absolutely stunning … beautiful gallery dear Cybele.
    Love and best wishes to you, Aquileana 😛

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    1. Thank you Aquileana!!

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  12. Maria F. says:

    Very nice, I just love you photography.

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    1. I’m honoured Maria!

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  13. DG Hardy says:

    Oooo…your words & images are so thrillingly lovely… thanksgivingfully… Happy Thanksgiving!

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  14. Lovely photos – thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you for visiting!!!

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  15. lauramacky says:

    So dreamy and beautiful.

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    1. Oh I love those descriptions 😀 Thanks so much Laura!

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      1. lauramacky says:

        You have a corner on dreamy. 😉

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  16. kazg10 says:

    There’s something so magical about mist or fog and you have captured it beautifully 🙂

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    1. It is magical!! thanks Kaz!!

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  17. Very beautiful and dreamlike.

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    1. much appreciated Robert!!!

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  18. Like +++ so beautiful! Thank you 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Arret!!

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  19. Absolutely breathtaking! Beautiful light and mists.

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    1. thank you Debbie!!

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  20. Leanne Cole says:

    Gorgeous Cybele, our summer is coming, and coming too fast, I don’t want it to arrive, I was I was in Autumn.

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment!! Yes golden autumn!!!

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  21. katieprior says:

    Magical shots, just beautiful! The spiders web is gorgeous, worth getting up early for!

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    1. I love those dew drop webs! Thanks Katie!

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  22. ‘Tis the season for all things mystical, ethereal beauty and you’ve captured it wonderfully!

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    1. I so appreciate your comment!! Thank you!

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  23. suej says:

    Love the mods in these, great!

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    1. thanks so much Sue!

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  24. aishasoasis says:

    Oh, Cybele, that’s so beautiful and romantic, you have a beautiful piece of paradise! Welcome home!♥♥♥;^)

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    1. thank you my dear friend!!!

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