Autumn, Undoubtedly

This week I thought the cold is just temporary, we're getting a few chilly days, after which the warm weather can return. My mind still says T-shirt, when it comes to dressing up, but the weather says otherwise.

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This morning was like 6C and was raining. Then the rain stopped and there was a crazy wind that was shaking the trees like crazy. I went for a walk as I consider good weather, if it's not raining.

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This was the first scene I saw after exiting my apartment building. Brown and yellow leaves on the ground. The latest rains and winds shook the trees and bushes, now all the weak leaves are on the ground.

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Went to a market, where the first scene I saw was this. This pumpkin means already autumn. Unfortunately it wasn't for sale, otherwise I would have bought it as I'd love to have one on my desk. We used to have small, colorful ones in the garden, but not this year. I need to make sure to sow some seeds next year as those look fantastic this period of the year.

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These were brandies of different flavor. My relationship with alcohol is very special. I admire the package, the bottles, then I move on :) I rarely drink alcohol and when I do, I choose something lighter, not brandy. Therefore, if it's not for a present, I don't buy these, but I love to take photos of these shelves as they look good. Truth to be told, these bottles look good.

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Then I saw these chilly peppers, which are not familiar here, but looked good. Once I saw a similar one at the supermarket, a smaller pot, but as I don't like hot pepper, for me this is just for entertainment purposes.

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Then in the park I spotted these fungi, which is definitely not usual, but it may be because of the drought we are having each year. Basically where there's grass and plenty of water, there's fungi too. The last week we had plenty of rain and here it is, we have fungi too. I have no idea what kind of fungi is this, but would not collect them anyway.

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Next I spotted this guy. He was having his morning walk and wasn't bothered at all by me trying to capture him.

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Autumn here also means horse chestnuts. There's no autumn without them and I was happy to see some already in the ground. These little brownies bring back cool memories. We had a lot of fun collecting them when we were kids and each year I collect some and make a chestnut man.

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This year I made two chestnut man. This one, the regular way, as we used to when we were kids. The difference is we used matches then and I used toothpicks now.

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This is the other one, which is unusual for me, but still funny.

So which one you like more?

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Last, but not least, some autumn flowers that I love so much.

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I think it is called Aster. I saw these the other day at the farmers market and wanted to have a bouquet on my desk.

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I love the shape of that pumpkin Erika, and your little horse chestnut man is too freaking cute. Yes, we've also had a few days that have been telling that Spring is here. I'm quite glad because it's been a nasty and rather gloomy winter.

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I love the pumpkin too :) And I'm glad to hear you had a break from gloomy days. I know what it means. Last winter was ok, I mean I handled it easily, but there were years in which I could hardly wait for the sun to come out and nature to wake up.

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It's that last little stint of winter at the end that always gets me. It's like winter and spring have this epic battle for who's going to take the reins...it drives me mad.

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How tough is winter where you live?

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It's not that bad, like we hardly ever get snow here, but the gloomy weather just gets under my skin, I don't like the cold much but I probably can't complain, it's certainly not Greenland 🙂

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Sometimes these guys (snails) would just go their way without minding anyone especially when they know their destination and have calculated how many hours to achieve that lol.

Other times they react for protection.

Wonderful post

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Lol, yes, hours as they are slow. I have taken a few photo lately of snails and was testing them, to see if they hear or see or sense me getting closer to them with the camera. I had no trouble so far but I know if you try to touch them, they go hiding. We used to do that when we were kids. Now I just pick them up when they are on the sidewalk or road and put them out of the way, on the grass, somewhere safe.

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Aster flowers look very beautiful. It's very rare to find here. by the way Does the flower grow in any season?

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Aster does not grow in any season as it's an autumn flower, meaning September, early October is the flowering time, this is why it is considered the flower for cemetery, wrongly though. We have All Saints day on the 1st November and Aster is one of the flowers we take to the cemetery.

Winter is tough here, temperature could go as low as -25C, so gardening season goes from mid March to Mid October, roughly.

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Oh mine goodness, you did well sis erikah I kept on wondering what device you used in capturing this they are just to beautiful

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Thank you! Nothing special, it's jut a mobile phone, a Samsung F62.

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I like the second chestnut man 'cause I like men tall 😄.

That pumpkin looks like a palm wine keg, or calabash as it's locally called over here 🇳🇬.

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That pumpkin looks like a palm wine keg, or calabash as it's locally called over here 🇳🇬.

I had to look up what a palm wine keg is and how it looks like as we don't have palms here, let alone palm wine kegs 😂

We have cold winters, so no exotic plants here.

By the way, do you have chestnuts in Nigeria?

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😄 I know. I knew you'd look it up; it's why I didn't elucidate. You say you don't take alcohol, if you tried palm wine, I bet you won't say that again. Or maybe you'll say it and then include an exception. The exception.

By the way, do you have chestnuts in Nigeria?
Nope. Well unless they're imported.

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I don't think so. I have favorite drinks, like Martini and Mojito but I rarely drink those too. Alcohol is not my favorite :)

I don't think there's a reason to import or export horse chestnuts. It has some medical use but I don't think it can work miracles, to be worth bothering with it 😀

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I see. I don't do alcohol too for the sole reason that I've got a sweet tooth. I have favorites as well like Piña colada and Smirnoff that I take only if I have to. Low content ones that aren't so bitter, in my opinion.

...to be worth bothering with it 😀

Welcome to Nigeria where the dumbasses in charge import things as simple as toothpicks. Chestnuts are available here and since we can't grow it, it's imported. They import everything 🤦🏾‍♀️. Hehe

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The snail living his best life, it’s his fav time of the year

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Autumn for me is Halloween and pumpkins. I love that period of time and how people decorate their houses. I remember we had special classes in school to do the pumpkin head and also to collect hte dry leaves of different shapes but also the chestnuts.

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It depends on the culture. Halloween became popular in Europe a couple of decades ago I believe, but not in every country. In my country mostly school kids celebrate it, but no one goes knocking on doors to do trick or treat.

We have All Souls' Day on the 1st of November, this is an old tradition still living that will live forever. On this day we go to the cemetery as it's a day prayer and remembrance for the faithful departed.

However, making pumpkin heads is an old way of having fun. I remember when we were kids, we went to my grandparents at the countryside and together we made pumpkin heads :)

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I have not heard about All Soul's day, it sounds to be a good tradition, we often forget those who left us which is a shame. I belive many people would love to have such tradition.

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Before I start, the pumpkin sure has a unique stance which I have never seen 😉 kind of unique btw. While change in seasons I usually love the experience. Overall, my favorite is the transition from summer to winter. Love that. While I need to take a break and give myself some time and enjoy being with the nature. Just nature and me, I do kind of miss it btw.

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That pumpkin was indeed an interesting one. You can see a lot of types around this time, but so far I haven't seen such a big one. That's why it caught my eyes. I'm thinking of growing some in my dad's garden as I'm sure I could find buyers for those, just need to buy seeds 😀

I'm with you on the transitioning period. This is when I am charging my batteries for long and gray winter, by taking photos of autumn and enjoying the colors nature is giving us. There's nothing more relaxing than the chilly morning sun, among a bunch of yellow, red and brown leaves. I'm going to post a lot about this.

This year I had to realize abruptly, that this is the beginning of autumn already.

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Gosh, 6C is so cold 🥶. Here in my country when the temperature drops around 25C, we're already having difficulty taking a shower 😆.

Chestnut man looks cool, would be better if there's a googly eyes on it hahahaah

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Here in my country when the temperature drops around 25C, we're already having difficulty taking a shower 😆.

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You should come here during winter, when temps drop to -25C 😂

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HAHAHAHAHA 😭. I will definitely froze to death with that temperature

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would be better if there's a googly eyes on it

yeap! that's right!

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Not my thing, that is all fake and staged 😃

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awww... no, not at all... googlyeyes are a wonderful extension to the human tendency for pareidolia!

and in any case: everything is better with #googlyeyes 😜

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Lol, thn I need to buy a few pairs of eyes and try them out.

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great my friend A fun, colorful and slightly delicious post. We are approaching autumn in Iran. One week the weather is cold and one week the weather is warm. But we didn't have 6 degrees until today. We still have a short distance to Bergrizan. We have one week until the reopening of schools. I am happy to meet you and your beautiful posts and your sense and look around

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I was hoping we have a few cold days, after which we can have some mild temperatures, but it doesn't look like we're going to get it.

I'm not familiar with Iran's weather conditions, but I know it can get cold there too.

All we can d is enjoy every minute of good weather, till lasts.

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Can I contact you on Instagram or Telegram?!!

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No, I don't use these platforms.

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Dear friend, I would be grateful if we could interact and exchange each other's posts

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We are interacting, but I don't understand what you mean by exchange each other's posts.
Can you explain it to me?

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My friend, you reblog and so do I

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That's not how things work on Hive. Everyone is free to reblog whatever they like and I don't do agreements of this kind.

You should try to achieve that organically as asking for votes and reblogs is the fastest road to nowhere. This is not Facebook or Instagram or any other web2 platform, where we distribute Likes to everyone.

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I love all your photos, but my favorite is the one of Mr. snail, you captured it very well 👍.

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It's a joy when autumn begins to arrive, for the flowers that are blooming at their peak, like the flowers you showed, how beautiful they are.

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It definitely is and we have to make the most of it as everything is just temporary.

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Pretty colours. I love the leaves on ground.

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There will be more soon if the weather continues like this.

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You must have take a long walk to see all this beautiful creatures and natures 🥰 the pictures are top-notch ❤️.

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Thank you, but it wasn't that long. I'm lucky to live in a nice area, where in 5 minutes you can take a bunch of interesting photos if you pay attention.

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This is the other one, which is unusual for me, but still funny.

It’s this one for me. Don’t know why, lol. It has this unique touch to it or maybe because it’s different.

Really nice post, Erika 😊

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