An early outing

It has been a most interesting and uneventful month. College and my own work has very slowly been getting underway. Ordinarily I would be more fretful about how quiet my phone has been (ok, I have been doing a little fretting over that) but mostly I have been trying to enjoy the lovely autumn we’re having.

Since getting Bertha, the way I live has subtly changed. I no longer run for buses, miss buses or wait shivering for the next one. For the first time in my life, I am usually on time. I find myself considering popping out more often – maybe to the market on Saturday, down to the library to browse their magazines or over to the Co-Op if I’m feeling energetic. And I’ve gotten into the habit of popping a camera in my basket and snapping as I go.

I now spend more time looking at these snaps and sorting them out. I have spent a lot of time since getting back to Dublin going through my holiday snaps. I love experiencing new places and looking through my photos has got me thinking about what I liked and disliked about them, what I could bring to my home and life from being there. For example, visiting Finland brought me a whole new appreciation for interior design. It doesn’t have to be expensive or fancy, rather functional, pleasing and uncluttered. Something handmade is even better.

Anyway, I have been haunting the Botanic Gardens a lot recently, waiting for the leaves to change. Finally getting the photos I have been waiting all autumn for is bittersweet; my breath plumed around me this morning and there is no denying winter is in the offing.

It was definitely worth getting up that bit earlier to beat the morning-coffee crowd this morning. Nothing like some chilly air to appreciate getting home to one’s own coffee and knitting. Speaking of which, there is MUCH knitting to show! Stay tuned. Hope you guys don’t mind my non-knitting-related photo posts.

Have a great weekend.

8 thoughts on “An early outing

  1. Wow! and you say it´s your fiancée that is the photographer?! I think it´s fairly safe to say that your artistic talent has crossed over to photography. You´ve taken some great photos of the changing of the leaves. I, for one, look forward to seeing more photo blog posts!

  2. Gorgeous photos!
    I love seeing photos by other people, it’s great to see things from anothers perspective, details I would probably otherwise miss.

  3. R? you must go immediately if not sooner! A, you make me want to be a little adventurous & step away from the sofa / bed a little more!

  4. Time to adopt an slr for your own self i think! Fantastic stuff – I see you visited my favourite tree too 😀

  5. What a gorgeous post! I love the mingling of meditations on bicycling, fall, travel, and knitting too. And the pictures are superb.

    I’m so happy to have found your blog!

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