My Sunday Photo 4th November 2018

A Celebration of Autumn

Autumn trees at the bottom of my garden losing their leaves.

This weeks selection of photos are a celebration of Autumn. The trees at the bottom of my garden are fading fast, the once green leaves have been through stages of orange and red and are no a pale brown and yellow. Apart from the ones that just refuse to change, even leaves can be stubborn sometimes. I took this photo because I could see a reflection of the moon. But it’s hard to see now. Isn’t it strange how a blue sky like this a couple of months ago, set behind a row of bright green trees would paint a much warmer picture. 

A pumkpin carved with the Pokemon Salandit, a kind of salamander crossed with a dragon.
Salandit pumpkin

This year we went back to Pokemon stencils for our pumpkins. I’ve already shown lots of pics of them but I thought Salandit deserved a second showing, maybe because it’s the photo that came out the best. The others looked just as impressive on our front doorstep on Halloween. 

A dark image with the sparkle of a firework
A Firework Fountain

Finally, Autumn would not be complete without bonfire night and fireworks. We went to a friend’s house for a garden display last night and although we had a lovely evening I think the decision is made that  we won’t be doing this again.  I have never really been a fan of garden fireworks although I like big displays. Last night the cold was too much for me and the noises set of my startle reflex. The Little Man and Boo lasted for a couple of fireworks but really didn’t like the noise and ended up going inside. Star, surprised me by lasting a little longer but she was with a good friend so I guess that helped. 

a bright sparkler against a dark background

One thing all the kids really enjoyed though was the sparklers. I think we would have been better off buying a hundred packs of these and letting the kids run around with them. It probably would have been cheaper too! 

Sunday Snap


  1. November 4, 2018 / 9:57 am

    Amazing pumpkin carving!! I’m hoping to get some Firework pictures tonight. #MySundayPhoto

  2. November 4, 2018 / 10:45 am

    Sorry that the fireworks weren’t fun for you. I do like that photo of a sparkler!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    • November 4, 2018 / 12:07 pm

      I will be glad when it’s all over if I’m honest, but we will have at least a week of fireworks going off at all times. I’m always happy to stop by your blog x

  3. November 4, 2018 / 10:45 am

    Wonderful autumn celebration with a great seletion of photos

  4. November 4, 2018 / 10:45 am

    The pumpkin is amazing! We’ve never tried using stencils, so we always come up with very basic ideas. I’m with you on garden firework displays, but my husband loves them. We’ve got a box in the garage ready for next weekend when our German exchange boy is here.

    • November 4, 2018 / 12:06 pm

      It’s fine so long as you are careful, my nerves couldn’t cope with two men trying to put on a good show by lighting 3 or 4 fireworks at the same time and barely getting away before the first exploded.

  5. November 4, 2018 / 11:00 am

    Great photos, that pumpkin is incredible.

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

    • November 4, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      Thank you, my daughter is owed all the credit for the pumpkin, although I did end up doing most of the carving.

  6. November 4, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    What a fab set of photos. They really do show off Autumn.
    I am not keen on fireworks either.

  7. November 4, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    It definitely feels like we’ve reached peak autumn now – what with the landscape change, Halloween having been as well as Bonfire Night. Great captures #MySundayPhoto

  8. November 6, 2018 / 6:26 pm

    Hi Anne, it is funny how a blue sky in summer reminds me of lawns being mowed and the muffled sounds of people enjoying being outdoors, but a blue sky in winter makes me think of cold noses and frosty breath… I am impressed by that pumpkin. Growing up we would carve swede (I have no idea why it was a swede) and they never turned out that good… I love a good fireworks display, although I’m not keen on the whizzing and banging. There was a time when Gregs got into a right panic with the noise, but now he’s much better. I can see why it would trigger your alarm reflex.

    Popping by rather late from #MySundayPhoto


    • November 7, 2018 / 10:12 am

      Oh my, yes, you’ve just triggered a memory. I guess pumpkins were not readily available back then, or maybe not liked? But we used to carve swedes too! I can remember the smell now, that’s probably why I don’t like them anymore, haha.

  9. November 8, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    Oh I love your firework photos. I am so bad at taking those. the pumpkins are fab too. And a gorgeous sky. It really is such a nice time of year for photos isn’t it? x

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