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cemetery in autumn
One of my favorite parts of the year is when the trees show their full autumn colors. It lasts only for a week or two and you may easily miss it. So, this year I went out on a photo expedition on the first day we had a bit of sunshine. I'm glad I did because after that we've had one dull day after another and, by now, many trees have shed all their leaves.
I went to an old cemetary where I love to walk. In a previous post I've shown how the place looks in summer.
It was a bit hazy, with some high cloud cover and that misty light added to the overall atmosphere. But it wasn't ideal for photography so my pictures don't really show what I saw (as usual!).

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The high, white cloud cover tended to cast a glare over the bright colors of the trees in the photos but you still get the idea.

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And the hazy light also muted the colors of the trees.

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But now and then a glimpse of sun gave extra brightness.

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And even with the sun gone the colors were beautiful.

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Flanking a large, square pond there are avenues of weeping beeches where you can walk under the trailing branches.

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Tall linden trees are guarding a row of graves dating back to the beginnig of last century.

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The cemetery dates back to 1885 and many trees must have been there from the beginning. The lay-out of the trees and shrubs, their shapes and colors show the hand of a very clever garden designer.

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The same spot as in the previous picture, just a few minutes later: different light, different colors.

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This last photo was taken from the same spot as the very first picture. With the sun gone the atmosphere became quite melancholy.

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Very pretty. We don't get nearly as many fall colors here as where I grew up so I miss it. Love the bright red leaves in the second picture. And, the path under the weeping beech branches.

I can imagine you missing the fall colors after you grew up with them.
In reality, the bright red leaves were even more striking because the light filtered through them. I still have to learn how to capture that with my camera.

Gorgeous colours. Such a beautiful place to visit. The contrasts are amazing. You wouldn't think that the change in and out of the sun would make such a difference. I love this time of year! Just last month i spent time with Anne my Australian friend who came over especially for the autumn colours. I really should post my trip soon..

That place is truly beautiful. I always see more when I'm taking pictures.
I remember you talking about the trip with your Australian friend (all over England and Scotland?). Would love to see your post about it!

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You have found the right words to describe the atmosphere of that place. It has a "misty, muted look" as only autumn can bring. :-)

In spite of the hazy and cloud cover you got some nice color here. I really wished the color lasted longer, too.

True, the colors were strong enough to come out in the pictures.
Today I walked there again and it looked so different. The Beech- Avenue was nearly all brown and that spectacular yellow/orange shrub was almost completely bare. I'm so glad I went last Sunday.

I love cemeteries, they are so beautiful and peaceful; your part of the world is just gorgeous!

I also love cemeteries. The one in my pictures is the most beautiful and peaceful in the area. It's a lovely place to go for a walk.

I would enjoy wandering there. What a lovely place.

It truly is a lovely place.

Thanks, Linda. It is a beautiful place.

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