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october leaves

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The sweet calm sunshine of October, now
warms the low spot; upon its grassy mold
The purple oak-leaf falls; the birchen bough
drops its bright spoil like arrow-heads of gold.
– William Cullen Bryant

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Picture taken today (14 October, 2015), during our scenic drive through the countryside, Autumn leaves are everywhere now in England!

Listen! the wind is rising,
and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves!
– Humbert Wolfe

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Have you found me on Instagram? A closer look into my life in England, mainly for fellow Easterners. Those interested can find me as glevum_rose.


Enjoy the song!

beach blues

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Hello little blog, hello all out there! I know, I’ve neglected you big time! Such is life, one gets so busy all caught up with the world one hardly has time to one’s self! To just reflect and be grateful for all the good stuff that’s come our way! Anyway, September has returned, with the promise of Autumn round the corner. I have to re-focus my energy towards the children, now that the older two are back at school and the younger two to resume their home education activities. But my heart is not quite ready yet, I feel as if my soul is still away on summer holiday. Yes, far away in beautiful Krabi, Thailand, to be exact. I shall never forget the few days spent there, truly memorable. I would very much like to return there someday, God Willing. The cluster of tropical islands, white sandy beaches, crystal clear emerald waters, smiley friendly people, more natural forests and waterfalls to explore, delicious foods and great massages are beckoning for my return. It doesn’t hurt to dream, many a times, dreams really do come true. Meanwhile, I shall hold on to these sweet memories which will remain with me for quite some time. Alhamdulillah for life’s many great blessings! Hope you will enjoy the pictures below!

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I want to be where the sun warms the sky…one of my favourites during my teenage years!

young summer

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What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade. Gertrude Jekyll

It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses When pleasant sights salute the eyes, And pleasant scents the noses.  N.P. Willis

No price is set on the lavish summer; June may be had by the poorest comer. James Russell Lowell

delightful daffodils

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If one daffodil is worth a thousand pleasures, then one is too few Wordsworth

I can’t believe we are in May already, where has the time gone? I suppose that’s what happens when we are all so busy leading our little lives. Sometimes life passes by you so quickly that you hardly have time to take stock and reflect. All the more reason I cherish this blog of mine; a tiny space for my very own thoughts, feelings, emotions and experiences. It gives me a chance to take a deep breath, an outlet where I can be by myself for a wee while. Anyway, I just remembered that I haven’t shared my daffodil images with you back in early Spring. They have all wilted by now, not a single trace left. That’s what makes this bright yellow cheery flower extra special I guess. It’s there to greet you when you think there’s no light at all after a really long Winter. And by the time you’re enjoying your lovely Spring, you wouldn’t even notice that they’ve gone. When Winter finally returns, you’ll be sat there longing for the very sight of them again. Well, the passage of time is like the cycle of daffodils and the change of seasons; in and out accordingly. We go through life the best we can, we continue to strive till our last breath. We make mistakes, we fall, we cry; at the end of the day, we’re only human. But we rise, we stand tall again and we go on. We seek God’s forgiveness and guidance always. Enjoy the delightful daffodils.

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delightful daffodils

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my middle daughter by the clumps of daffodils

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my youngest striking a pose by the cheery blooms

the bright yellow flowers were everywhere

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my big daughter walking behind her sisters

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my youngest two with the spring delight, even on their jacket buttonholes!

autumn splendour

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Colors burst in wild explosions
Fiery, flaming shades of fall
All in accord with my pounding heart
Behold the autumn-weaver
In bronze and yellow dying
Colors unfold into dreams
In hordes of a thousand and one
The bleeding
Unwearing their masks to the last notes of summer
Their flutes and horns in nightly swarming
Colors burst within
Spare me those unending fires
Bestowed upon the flaming shades of fall.

– Dark Tranquility, With the Flaming Shades of Fall

 

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my youngest with her friends in autumn splendour

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playing with the autumn leaves

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they had fun!

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my middle daughter with her friend feeding the goats

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look what we found, a cottage for children!

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let’s explore!

let's explore this tiny caravan now

let’s explore this tiny caravan now

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an ancient well

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always been my dream to see a gypsy caravan

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the children loved it!

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autumn is my favourite season for sure

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my youngest two

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my youngest playing with her friends

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the autumn leaves

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the children just love being outdoors in autumn

the summer plants may have died but the colours of autumn make up for it

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my youngest and her friend captivated by the butterfly replicas

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my middle daughter and her friends feeding the fawn

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the female deers, doe a deer a female deer!

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my youngest running through the fruit orchard

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even the fish in the pond spotted autumn colours

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some autumn flowers

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I love the red and gold display

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I love autumn!