Tuesday View (4th November)

The sun was out before me this morning! We have had a little early fog the last few days, but November has started off more like October – golden and glorious.

Here’s the golden view for today…


And from a slightly different angle, standing at the bottom of the rockery and looking up towards the woods…


It is still incredibly green for this time of year and our moss is flourishing. It feels so soft when we walk over it too.


My kitchen is on the north side of the house  – normally fairly dark with the woods there, but as the leaves fall and turn golden the light indoors is quite lovely.

Do you notice different light indoors too in the autumn?

33 thoughts on “Tuesday View (4th November)

  1. Oh yes, the light is different. I have th sun shining into my main room through golden leaves of a beech tree. The sunlight produces light and even shadows of leaves on the wall. And the grass and moss is greener than ever. 🙂

  2. A really lovely golden November view Cathy and the light is wonderful, we have had similar here and today has been glorious. The first proper frost for us is due wednesday night/Thursday morning. I love the October and early November light apart from highlighting that I need to wash the windows, its been beautiful.

      • Hi Cathy, yes a frost and minus 2 here over night, but colder further north and minus 7 in Scotland. But temperatures have risen again and its forecast around 12c for the next fortnight and between 6 and 9 at night. Thats if the forecast is reliable!

  3. The combination of the autumn foliage and the glowing sunlight is wonderful, Cathy. I wish we got autumn color like that (although I expect that I wouldn’t like the cold temperatures that produce that wonderful foliage color). We haven’t had much in the way of morning fog here yet, so the morning light is bright and clear both inside and out but the shadows are deeper in the afternoon and the interiors are darker too.

    • The shadows we get across the garden in winter are lovely here too, but we get more sunlight indoors as the sun is lower… if the sun comes out that is! 😉

  4. Strangely there is more light in the kitchen in winter because the sun is lower in the sky and so is under the wisteria even though that still has leaved. The sun is lovely on your view. It’s raining here Nd very windy.

  5. Very golden! I must look back in your blog for more perspectives as I realise I haven’t got a good feel for your garden overall and how the house sits within it. I adore the lower golden light of autumn, though it becomes problematic in the back room we use to work in as the low sun creates glare on the screens and means we have to keep shutting the light out with curtains. I love your emerald carpet of moss.

    • In the spring I will have to do a proper tour of the garden so it’s all in perspective, but it really is just the rockery in this view and around the corner. There’s not much else planted up! The moss is always lovely in winter – much prettier than browning grass! 🙂

  6. The second photo really captivates me, Cathy. The woods are utterly gorgeous. I am a bit envious of all that privacy and seclusion! The colors are so lovely. I have definitely noticed more golden tones to the changing landscape, although nothing to compare with the depths of color you display. I really love staring at your photos. 🙂

    • It is sadly not as private as it looks, as there is a public footpath directly between our garden fence and those woods! Still, it IS wonderful having all those trees nearby, full of birds all year round. The sparrows are very noisy and excited at the moment! 🙂

    • Those birches are incredibly tall… fighting for light as the woods haven’t been cared for and some thinning out is necessary. They look and sound wonderful when it’s windy. 🙂

    • Sadly the sunshine didn’t last long and we are back to grey mist and drizzle… The yellow leaves are still producing a kind of glow though! 🙂

  7. Your woodland looks so beautiful with its golden colour. Our garden has a golden hue at this time of year before all the leaves fall and leave the branches bare for winter.

  8. So beautiful! I took my centranthus ruber out of its pot because I knew it wouldn’t survive the winter and planted it right into my clay soil. But I always think of your hillside when I see it, as well as memories of seeing it growing out of the rocks in England. So I had to dig a hole a foot (30 cm) deep and fill it with rocks and gravel as well as a bit of soil to make it happy. So far, it’s working. I hope it becomes as beautiful as yours are. :o)

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