Wednesday, 14 September 2011

September sunshine

September is such a wonderful month in London.  We are in autumn - my favourite season of the year.  The clocks haven't moved, so the days are still long.  The temperature is balmy and breezy - cool enough for cardigans but not yet cold enough for coats. 

Autumn conker
O finds conkers on the way to her ballet lesson

And the sunlight just seems so bright.  It always seems that there is plenty of it in September too.  We soak it all up, knowing that the dark and damp of the winter months is not too far away.  September feels like a treat for the senses.

Cat, writhing in the afternoon sun
A cat, writhing on a hot patch of pavement, down the street

Shadow railings
Shadow railings

Sunshine and shadows in the hallway
Sunshine pouring through our front door

Shadow Nancy in the garden
Shadow Nancy in the garden

Self portrait shadow
Shadow Nancy doing the school run

Autumn sun
Dazzling autumn sunshine

6 comments:

  1. What wonderful photos. Here close to Oslo we have beautiful sunshine one moment and the next it is pouring down. Sunglasses and umbrella must be at hand at all times. But that's September for you- beautifully unpredictable.

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  2. Lovely photos. I'm on the look out for conkers, I missed them last year.

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  3. Shadow Nancy carries a very big bag on the school run! All the stuff she might need in Never Never Land? We have amazingly few "prickly" conker shells this year- they're all very smooth so far. We are interpreting this as a sign of unripe conkers, given that many of them are still white inside. The residue of Hurricane Katia has brought them all down too early, methinks!

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  4. I cannot resist picking up conkers. Their shiny brownness is irresistible.

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  5. My absolute favourite month - love coming home with a pocket full of conkers and acorns.

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  6. I am longing for a September like that. The promis of it got me through this horrible summer after all. But so far the pattern continues: one day of sunshine followed by a few days of rain. Maybe there will be a golden October at least?

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