Dust if you must




I saw this poem and realised even though it was dark wet and damp , the house work could wait. 
Hard taking photos in the dull light but I was out in the fresh air and that was all I needed.

















We all like to record the passing of time , 
so put your wellies on and go for a walk.



Comments

  1. Great post and one in which I share your sentiments entirely. It is so important to remember to leave time for those things which truly matter most in this life, something I was taught by my much missed grandfather whom was so important in fostering my early interest in natural history.

    The photos are excellent, really capturing the seasonal mood what with its dampness and grey skies, but also its beauty as well what with the rich autumn hues amongst the larches and chestnuts. However the photo of the wet Ash keys, to my mind at least, is particularly autumnal, especially after all the fog and grey skies we have had lately!

    Best wishes and kindest regards :-)

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    1. Thanks David for your lovely comment, sitting inside looking out it looks really grim, but once you are out in the fresh air it's well worth the effort. More grey sky's to day!
      Amanda xx

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  2. Super poem... I love the sentiment and for myself never well I never ever dust when there is sewing to do!
    best daisy j x

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    1. Thanks Daisy, nice of you to leave a comment, you make such lovely things it's worth leaving the dusting.
      Amanda xx

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  3. beautiful goldfinches in the trees!

    I am out far too much to keep my chaotic flat very tidy, for my shame

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    1. Thanks Simon, there were lots of birds chatting away up in the tops of trees, had gone to see if the Redwings were back at the park... no luck to day..
      Amanda xx

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  4. I live in a very old house and dusting is not a priority.....as soon as I dust it seems to be back before the day ends :)

    Beautiful autumnal images.....love the leafy path, could just walk along it.

    Happy autumn days Amanda...........

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    1. Thanks Cheryl, I to often question were all the dust comes from ! the path is a old railway line, a popular place for dog walkers.
      Amanda xx

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  5. Thats a great post Amanda, I'm saving that! I can use it loads of times :)

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    1. Thanks Stewart, glad I have got you out of doing the house work :)
      Amanda xx

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  6. Beautiful collection of photos! Some of my own favourite photos have been taken in 'horrible' weather - rain, thick fog etc! Going out, whatever the weather, rarely disappoints :)

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    1. Thanks Louise, hope you are well and thanks for the lovely comment...
      Amanda xx

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  7. Lovely post and photos Amanda and I do like the sentiments in the poem :) Glad you managed to get out and see some wildlife.

    The walk really sums up a walk on a gloomy, misty wet November day.

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    1. Thanks RR, gone out to watch the birds, little to dark to get photos though to day, enjoyed listening to them all chatting away..
      Amanda xx

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  8. Good advice! I love the poem--I do believe I will hunt it down and frame it. I avoid dusting as much as possible until we have company. It's a pointless, thankless task. And as the poem recites, life is out there happening while we waste time dusting. I spent a few hours today out on the patio, harvesting wildflower seeds for winter planting. Much more interesting than dusting. Your photos are beautiful, as always!

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  9. Good advice! I love the poem--I do believe I will hunt it down and frame it. I avoid dusting as much as possible until we have company. It's a pointless, thankless task. And as the poem recites, life is out there happening while we waste time dusting. I spent a few hours today out on the patio, harvesting wildflower seeds for winter planting. Much more interesting than dusting. Your photos are beautiful, as always!

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    1. Thanks PP, have had another look to day to try and find more about this lady and if she wrote any more poems, had no luck !
      All the links are copies from other peoples links! If you find more out please let me know...
      Amanda xx

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  10. lovely captures of dewy autumn. we were out yesterday in the late afternoon. it was so peaceful. i didn't have a cmera with me though. i like to alternate my wak - with and without camera in hand.

    and yes to less dusting! lol

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  11. Fantastic photos and i love the poem. I must print it and put it on the wall. :-)

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  12. Some great photography here Amanda, really catching the theme of the time of year.

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  13. I might just follow your lead if the weather is reasonable at the weekend. Perfect imagery Amanda - you captured the season perfectly in each and every shot.

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  14. I do so love your photography, you have such a good eye. And I agree- outside is the best, come whatever weather may! x

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  15. Lovely, you managed perfectly in the dullness! xx

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  16. Wonderful pics of the season and great post !! thanks !

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  17. I didn't realise that poem was so recent - I've heard it before and it's very true! Lovely photos - I particularly like the leaf skleton. Hope everything is going OK and you are not too busy! xx

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  18. What a great poem - and many words ring true!
    Yes, get your walking boots on and enjoy some outside time!

    Many thanks for sharing your lovely photo's.

    All the best Jan

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  19. The photos are so wonderful! Thanks!

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  20. It may be a bit late but thank you all for the lovely comments, had not expected to be away this long, the weather has not helped one bit, dark and wet for most of the days I have managed to get of....
    Hope you all fine a little bit of happiness over the festive period...
    Amanda xx

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  21. Thanks for the recent comment on my blog Amanda - have left a reply but in case you don't see it just wanted to say have a wonderful Christmas and hope you get more time (and the weather!) for blogging next year :)

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  22. Thanks for stopping by - it was so lovely to hear from you. Have a wonderful Christmas and happy new year. x

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  23. Gorgeous photos, I particularly like that last one of the dew, the detail is stunning!

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