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heron

By heron

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I’ve enjoyed reading your Autumn blogs so I thought I would take you with me this morning. Leaving home in the dark and clearing the ice from the car I set off with my mate for the nearby hills where we do most of our walking. Though I had the lanes all to myself I had to step on it as dawn was about to break and I wanted to be up on the hill to see the sunrise from the top.

Had to get a move on as I could see the red glow through the woods.

Almost there but the sun is rising fast.

Just made it, Phew !!

A warm welcoming glow on the floor of the woods.

A welcome sight not often seen in the morning.

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Nature’s Axminster.

Something’s been chomping mushrooms for breakfast.

THe squirrels haven’t left many Chestnuts.

Early morning mist makes magical moods.

Janey will know what this is.

If I may say so, Barnaby blends in quite nicely.

Sun’s well up in the sky now and back out of the woods heading for home and a hearty breakfast.

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stunning is the only way to describe these photos. thanks for sharing ;o)

7 Nov, 2010

 

Lovely Heron ... thankyou so much for being an early riser today ... love pic 5 especially. : o ))

7 Nov, 2010

 

Lovely blog Heron. Beautiful pictures, and I love Barnaby

7 Nov, 2010

 

Yes beautiful pictures Heron.

7 Nov, 2010

 

I love the dawn. You had a wonderful walk there. Thanks for showing the photos.

7 Nov, 2010

 

Loved the photos and the blog.

7 Nov, 2010

 

Heron, as a late riser these days I would have no chance of seeing such spectacular scenes as you have captured with your camera. So...I thank you for that feast for the eyes :)

Barnaby looks to be having a great time with you too.

7 Nov, 2010

 

Stunning pictures Heron. You've captured some beautiful early morning moments there. Something to inspire me to get up and grab the camera when I'm lying snug and warm in bed......maybe. lol

7 Nov, 2010

 

Really enjoyed your walk Ron, the photos are very beautiful especially nos. 5 and 8......I love them. And beautiful Barnaby too, I bet he really enjoys his early morning time, it's often the best part of the day isn't it?....:o)))

Lol not sure about the fungus....it could be a tasty field mushroom, but then again not...:o((

7 Nov, 2010

 

gosh that was worth getting up early for, how lovely, you've a real eye for beautiful photo's,

8 Nov, 2010

 

that was really beautiful ~ thank you! its great to see it happening on photo ~ ive often tried to catch it ~ sometimes on my way to work
the light through the trees is truly magical, ive tried ~ so far without success to find a spot to take photos of the sun setting ~ seems you knew where to go ~ and what a brilliant result!

8 Nov, 2010

 

Great photos great blog.

8 Nov, 2010

 

wonderful pictures Heron, I love the sunrise & sunset, you can get great results.

8 Nov, 2010

 

Fan dabby dozy our Ron..:-))

8 Nov, 2010

 

GREAT!!

8 Nov, 2010

 

Can say that even from your photos which are exceptional those scenes took my breath away, absolutely magical.
Looks as if Barnaby was checking to see if you were following.

8 Nov, 2010

 

do you put the camera on a special setting to get those lovely sky shots and light rays?

8 Nov, 2010

 

Have to agree absolutely brill blog and photos thanks for taking us with you loved it.

8 Nov, 2010

 

Thanks for your complements, and yes ST I do use 'special settings' as the light was low and to just shoot on 'Auto' would cancel out the whole idea. I find it best to set the camera on 'Manual' and then twiddle a bit. Auto is ok but it's better in ordinary situations. As for getting up early, well I'm always up at 6 so I had time for a coffee. I estimated the time to get there to see the sunrise but the car was iced up so I had to rush a bit as you can see in the first pics. I'm thinking of going over to the west of the hills and do the same at sunset. Barnaby goes everywhere with me, he protects me from squirrels.

8 Nov, 2010

 

would be lovely to see the sunset too!! hope you are having better weather than us ~ been cloudy and wet all day! barnaby is lovely!

8 Nov, 2010

 

lol heron ... a real guard dog to protect from those wild beasts .... looks lovely there ... i hope you were taking it easy as you not long out of hospice. you dont want to end up back there now!!! . the pics are stunning tho ... do you ever go to top of beeston castle ,bet you get gud pics up there. love to be up with the sun as well. was a lovely day sunday. all on me own this week as mike working luton airport wish the wether was better . so boreing being stuck in. take care.. brill blog ;0))))

8 Nov, 2010

 

Oh Heron how wonderful:)

8 Nov, 2010

bjs
Bjs
 

Not much i can add to the compliments already made other than thank you for taking the time and making the effort. Pic No 4 is my favorite the sun horizontal on the trunks of the trees does it for me.

9 Nov, 2010

 

Snap! my favourite too!

9 Nov, 2010

 

Hello Heron, I wish I felt inclined to rise at the crack of dawn and find such beautiful views. All lovely photos but Nos. 3 and 5 do it for me.
Clementine

9 Nov, 2010

 

Hi Heron, lovely blog, very impressed with your photos. I must try and do something more interesting with my camera. I love the scenes in the woods. I am half way through a blog on a new path through the woods -more later. Thanks for getting up early for us!

9 Nov, 2010

 

For me there's something comforting about being surrounded by trees whatever time of year. I often sit on a fallen tree and, well just feel at home with everything, there's so much to see and hear.
Rachelsmum, your Avatar indicates that you've already started to "do something more interesting with your camera" very nice.

10 Nov, 2010

 

Heron you have taken some wonderful photos!

11 Nov, 2010

 

no 2 is stuning

11 Nov, 2010

 

A great blog, Heron! I loved those shots of the sunlight playing on the trees! The forest floor lit up by the sunlight was lovely, too!

11 Nov, 2010

 

lovely... have a long pause at the 10th photo and imagine myself again, running around the trees with Barnaby... nice blog Heron.

12 Nov, 2010

 

Barnaby just loves kicking up all the leaves, he gets covered in them, I suppose it won't be long before he's running through the snow. He likes that too but his feet gather large snow balls and he can't walk as we can't remove them. Guess who has to carry him lol

12 Nov, 2010

 

Barnaby looks so cute and cuddly. Love the Photos, well done you on your lovely blog.

13 Nov, 2010

 

ron ... do notmention that four letter word lol !!! S..W haha

13 Nov, 2010

 

fantastic photos,brightened my dull autumn day!

13 Nov, 2010

 

Superb pictures Heron,they remind a city dweller like me why I want to retire to the countryside!

13 Nov, 2010

 

what a treat :)

14 Nov, 2010

 

In todays worrysome world, it's the only way Rbtkew. Less is more, don't leave it too late !

14 Nov, 2010

 

What absolutely stunning photos Heron. Thanks so much for sharing these. You've made my day!

14 Nov, 2010

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