Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Brighter shade than pale 23 - autumn

When you walk with a nine-year old to school every morning it gives you a different perspective of the world around you. You notice things in your surroundings that perhaps would go unnoticed. On this Armistice Day it was slightly different because my son was lost in space. There is this space project at his school that has kept him occupied and these days I'm dealing with Saturn and Uranus, and questions about their order of distance from the sun (thank you universe for morning coffee!). On my way back home I needed to come back to earth and that was when I truly noticed the orange berries of the firethorn (Pyracantha) against a fence in one garden. It made me realise that we are well into autumn and approaching winter. Having grown up in Iceland, where the four seasons aren't exactly clear (and there is no Armistice Day), I'm still grasping the seasonal details on this side of the Atlantic. That said, this is my ode to autumn with the help of talented stylists and photographers.

photo credit:
1: Victoria Skoglund | 2: Joseph De Leo for Gather Journal • styling by Maggie Ruggiero + Theo Vamvounakis | 3: Ngoc Minh Ngo, from the book Bringing Nature Home, published by Rizzoli via Sparks | 4: Ngoc Minh Ngo for Gather Journal | 5: Irving and Morrison Lookbook


  1. Beautiful moody images and wowl, an amethyst used as a serving bowl? Fabulous!

    1. I'm glad you noticed. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw it. I love that styling; the colours are gorgeous.

  2. Those questions must be though-provoking. I don't think I would handle them easily. :) Those first two photo! Beautiful! This moody photographic style is so fitting for autumn.


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