All for tonight xx
Monday, 13 October 2008
Growing up in Natal, South Africa, we didn't see much evidence of the different seasons. I didn't actually own a coat until we moved to the UK. Even in the middle of winter (where we lived), it used to be chilly in the morning and we'd have a jersey/sweatshirt on but most days, by lunch time, we would be in tshirts or tops. It would start cooling down again around 3 - 4pm and the jersey/sweatshirt would go back on again. Evenings could be quite chilly as we didn't have central heating (didn't really need it) and at most we would put on a little bar heater. So, moving to the UK was a big change! We arrived in April 1991 with a 2,5 year old and a one year old. I had no clue how to dress them for the colder weather and it's possible that the children were cold that first year until I got the hang of what clothes to put on them ;o) My sister, Norma and her family came to the UK in 1992 (I think that's right) and she lived about 40 minutes drive from us. I can remember driving out to see her in Autumn and the colour of the trees in the country lanes is something I remember most. I know Norma also loved this time of year and watching the trees change colour. So, this post is for Norma. I went for a walk this afternoon with my friend, MyungSan with the sole intention of taking autumn photos. The trees are starting to turn but are also losing their leaves quite quickly so I wanted to get some shots before it was too late. I think this is possibly my favourite season. Sitting in our lounge, I have watched this tree opposite the entrance to our road change colour. Note the church steeple in the background. Turning left out of our road and walking up towards Forest Way These photos are from our neighbourhood, all within easy walking distance. I hope you enjoy them.
I started working on this layout yesterday. It began as a white background with black behind the photos and the patterned paper the reverse of the one shown here (ie. black flowers with white background) but it didn't stand out. So, I swopped it around and ended up with this layout and I like it!!