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.
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.
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.
Happy Halloween to everyone