The Last Day of October

The month of October has been glorious this year with lots of sunshine
and very little rain.
The autumn colours are becoming more beautiful each day.
This house in my neighbourhood so beautifully covered in Virginia Creeper.

I walk down to the city park very often as I enjoy the tall trees and the seasonal plantations.
I saw these pretty leaves on the way down.
It only takes me fifteen minutes to get to the park from where I live.
It takes a bit longer to get back home as it's all uphill!

These elegant pots have already been planted with autumn chrysanthemums.
In the background, we can see the golden Tulip Tree.

I stood under the branches of a small tree to capture the wonderful golden bokeh.

Through the archway under the bridge, the Ginkgo is turning yellow.

The shape of the leaves is so lovely against the blue of the sky.

Chestnut Tree leaves.

One day, I took a train with a friend up higher to a village called St.Cergue
which is at an altitude of 1.041 metres.
We did a really lovely walk in the woods.

Another scene on the way back.
It's so delicious to walk on the fallen leaves!

Where the forest opens up, we can see the poles put there to measure the height
of the snowfalls to come!

A charming little hut at the end of a garden.

On the front, there was a sculpture of four horses drinking from a trough!

A little chalet with yellow shutters and door.
What a lovely place to stay in the middle of nature.

A mixture of evergreens and autumn colours against the blue of the sky.

Back to the park again to see the maple leaves change colour

Spindle Berries in striking pink and orange

Mighty Beech Trees out on a walk in the country

I love their smooth, straight trunks and how the leaves turn to a rich copper colour.

A mossy tree trunk with fallen leaves

... and the roots of a Beech Tree 

A day spent in a spa centre with my daughter in Lavey-les-Bains surrounded by mountains
and autumn colours.

These two photos were taken from the adjoining park which runs along the River Rhone.

Closer to home are the last strawberries on my plants.
The leaves turn such a pretty red colour in the autumn.

On Saturday mornings, I like to go downtown early to do my marketing.
This was taken on Saturday morning when the sky turned beautiful shades of pink and red.
The silhouette is of the Gothic Lausanne Cathedral.
The construction began in 1170 and continued over a long period
of about one hundred years.
The Cathedral, called Notre Dame, was consecrated in 1275
by Pope Gregory X.


My next blog entry will be in the month of November - as it will be here tomorrow,
and on Saturday we put our clocks back an hour which makes it dark very quickly
in the afternoons and early evenings.

I believe there will be some new crochet pieces to show very soon!


  1. Autumn looks gorgeous over there! You have a beautiful neighborhood to walk through. We're still pretty much all green with just little peeks of color.

    1. Yes, the colours are really looking very beautiful already! Rain is forecast next week, so it was time to catch the leaves before they all blow away!

  2. You have such magical autumn colour and pretty views Sandra. I love the little shed and the chalet.
    The woodland is such a special place at this time of year isn't it.
    Jacquie x

    1. Thank you, Jacquie. Our month of October has been particularly lovely and the colours breathtaking. Now November is here and the rain is on its way with snow up in the mountains! I just love the woodland areas for autumn walks. So lovely to have you visit!

  3. It seems that you are having a sweet autumn. I can't choose one picture, each one is nice and you describe all with ...poetry.

    1. Hello Miriam! Yes, we have had a beautiful month of October, November has brought in some rain and the pretty leaves are falling faster now. We shall miss them!

  4. Your photos are so beautiful, I especially love your photos of the tree's leafs. :D

    1. Thank you for your visit! The autumn leaves on the trees are particularly beautiful at this time of the year. I love them too!

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    1. Thank you, Maryfairy for your visit and kind comment!

  6. A beautiful autumnal display. GLORIOUS.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

    1. Thank you, Sarn. The sunny weather has made all the autumn colours look wonderful! This week we're more into rainy mode, but the sunshine is not far away!

  7. This time of the year is so colorful. Wonderful pictures. Very beautiful.
    Warm greetings

    1. Thank you, Gabi. We have had an exceptional month of October, very sunny and dry, so the colours have been wonderful! Now we have some rain and the temperatures have dropped!

  8. How wonderful to have that lovely park nearby, Sandra! And you get some great exercise with all the uphill walking on the way back :) Your forest hike looks beautiful, too--love the little hut and the sticks measuring the snowfall height! As always your photos are just gorgeous--thank you for sharing your part of the world with us. And Happy November ♥

    1. Thank you, Carol. I really love having that park within easy walking distance. Yes, I get my exercise too! I love walking in the forest in the autumn to enjoy the changing colours on the trees!

      Now the temperatures have gone down and we have got some rain. It is November, after all! The forecast for the weekend is lovely though!

  9. Beautiful photos! Despite the late fall the strawberries look delicious!

    1. Thank you, Margi. Those last strawberries were delicious, Now the leaves of my strawberry plants are turning a beautiful red!