Jenny Woolf casts an eye on London, England, Europe and places nearby...
Yikes! That happened fast. But the trees and lights do look charmingly festive in the 2nd photo. We're having unseasonably sunny, warmish weather here with late autumn masquerading as early spring. Fine with me. I only dread that it may mean that once the snow hits, it will prolong its stay until May! Thank you for not mentioning how many shopping days are left until Christmas.
Hello Jenny,Lovely picturesLove the star lights on the church in the background
It is that time of year. Sadly, here in the USA, they don't wait for Thanksgiving to have it's day before those decorations go up :o(
Love the shower of golden leaves in the Autumn picture.
As your two contrasting photos show, all seasons have a special beauty to them, don’t they? I think world over we have a way of brightening up our lives when the bleak weather arrives. Usually that involves electricity and a lot of sparkly lights. :)
They're both very beautiful, Jenny! I hope it will be a good winter for you!
It looks like the festive season has arrived in your corner of the world. Following Thanksgiving Friday will start the parties and decorating.Helen xx
I suppose it's never too early to start thinking....Lovely picture. Bright but gauzy.
The "winter" picture looks beautiful!We're at the same place in time, but lights and Santa Claus on palm trees just don't quite look the same. Sigh.
Hi Jenny,Indeed, although the way the weather has been in Britain, I think we had practice in the 'summer', the warmer part of the British winter :)
Jenny, I love the autumn photo, the leaves are so golden and airier. Soon winter comes, but I think your winter will be softer then ours.
Same here, really - our wonderful Christmas market is already being set up, it will officially open next week. That is why it was this year's last pub quiz held last night at "my" Irish pub - during Christmas market (which lasts right up until one or two days before Christmas), the landlord does not host the quiz, since the place is too packed then with people who come straight from the market just to warm up and don't want to play.
Yes, the trees have already lost their leaves, the cold has moved to the peaks and snow ..... if, autumn goodbye, goodbye. Greetings.
Well done, Jenny, finding a positive in all this rain and wind and dark and cold ...
Goodbye indeed. The first picture captures a fabulous scene, as does the second one - except for the weather!
Here in West Texas spring seems to have sprung up in order to confuse the transition between autumn and winter. It is presently unseasonably mild and nearly 80 degrees.
Lovely first picture! Excellent!
Still, Jenny, it is quite mild!
Seasons sliding seamlessly, one into another, like pearl beads slipping off a string.A good reminder to savor what we have now.
Hello so many layers of clothing I shall never lose an impromptu game of strip poker!:-)Pearl
Jenny: Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
What a pretty post!Very simple, but all is said in two pictures!
Hey, hold on, I'm not ready for winter yet. Can't we stretch the autumn just a little longer? Can't we extend that season of mists and mellow fruitfulness just a few more weeks?
Oh no! I'm not ready to think about Christmas yet - surely it's months away.....
Just a few Christmas decorations here but there will be more starting this week-end I imagine. The weather is too warm – today 72 F or 22 C and sunny to be thinking of winter yet. Pretty pictures!
The leaves are off our trees here, but it is still only cool. Both photos are beautiful in their own way. I like all the seasons!
Beautiful pictures full of fantasy, excellent colors, light really is exquisite ...
oo a tree farm...i miss live trees....we travel so much though its just not practical....
Christmas trees for sale already! Blogging puts the xmas is coming soon factor to the forefront of ones mind. x Lorraine x
Yikes!Is winter approaching already?Time sure does flies. o.O
Thanks Jenny for your sweet message - I'll be posting again before too long. I can imagine how chilly it's becoming over your way now.Perhaps you'll have photos of the first snow soon - gosh it hasn't already arrived!?
Do the lights under the umbrellas symbolise anything or is it just a way to soften the onslaught of winter Jenny? Christmas trees?- Dave
I was in England this time last year or thereabouts and saw Christmas beginning to happen in a different way to the Australian way. Here the decorations are beginning to be put up. I was in a pharmacy today and while waiting to be served noticed decorative pictures of reindeer, snowflakes and pine trees weighted with snow. The holly wreaths will soon appear and we will all begin thinking roast turkey, plum pudding and custard, mince pies, shortbread and rich Christmas fruit cakes...All the while the sun will blaze, temperatures will be 100 degrees farenheit in the shade and, on Boxing Day we will away to the beach for the long drawn out summer holidays...
It was such a short autumn too
your post makes me realize how much i love autumn and will miss it
Oh dear is Autumn really over, love the photos.
Lovely pics Jenny - quite mild here today - heating only on low setting - long may it continue...Anna :o]
Jenny,First I thought it was too early to say goodbye to autumn. But, while I was thinking it was still November, it became already the end of November. December,the busiest month will be here soon. Oh, what shall I do? Especially I love the first one.keiko
Cracking snaps! Winter is my favourite season. I love it. All that light in the dark! I actually saw two Christmas trees at windows on my journey home today! I'm not allowed until December....*boo*...!
It happened fast way over here in Fargo, too. ;)
Today the rain is pouring down in Bournemouth and I have to pop out and run a few errands... definitely wintry!
I am so looking forward to winter!!!!
Oh for one more European winter!
The new pic at the top is quite something.Egyptian?
I am glad people liked my photos. I have to confess the "winter" one was taken last year, even though the shops are now full of Christmas stuff. And I have missed the last surface mail posting date abroad, as usual! Christine, your comments about summery Christmases stirred some memories in my mind of my childhood in Australia, sitting on the beach with our Christmas dinner and being told that everyone would be cold in England. They asked if I remembered last Christmas in England. I remember remembering it - but my memories were all of my family and I had no recollection of the weather at all! That is how kids' minds work, I guess. Adullamite, the picture is from Syria, it is in the Damascus museum.
Not so soon!
Nature is the best clock, isn't it. And as follows, the Bay Area time zone is behind. Our neighborhood is only now beginning to look like your first photo. It's really beautiful right now, especially with the flaming red Japanese maples at their peak. We have red apples against golden leaves in the back yard too.But the calendar doesn't really follow nature's clock. I am now frantic (but enthusiastic) about Christmas festivities which always follows on the heels of Thanksgiving. I'm planning a Dickensian Christmas gathering with family. My husband is all ready to bark "Bah humbug!" in his nightgown and cap (which I gave him perhaps 10 years ago!) Not quite sure if I will be a Victorian male/female/spirit yet. So many options ...