Autumn colours in the hills above Dublin

It’s a wonderful time to get out in the hills as the leaves are changing into wonderful autumn colours, reds , golds, browns all shades of green in there too.

Out walking

I love to collect a few seed heads of common plants for artistic inspiration. I spotted quite a few colourful toadstool mushrooms which I didn’t go near as I have no knowledge and I wouldn’t even risk touching one of these fungi but I do love to photograph them. I love the autumn colour that these colourful mushrooms bring with them and I am fascinated with the gills and their symmetry.

Toadstool in the forest

I think of Keats poem – Ode To Autumn

“Season of Mists and mellow fruitfulness, close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless

With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; ” How evocative and eloquent.

I love these burnt orange colours my favourite of the autumn colours. Its great to act like a kid and walk a path strewn with dried leaves and give them a good kick as you walk in the local park. Reflections in the lake in Marlay Park are so still at this time of year. Cutting a pumpkin for Halloween and making a spooky face to scare off the ghosts that walk closer to us at this time of year, or so we believe in Ireland.

Marlay Park

Happy Halloween to everyone

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