Sunday 2 September 2012


I love borders. August is the border between summer and autumn; it is the most beautiful month I know. Twilight is the border between day and night, and the shore is the border between the sea and land. The border is longing: when both have fallen in love but still haven't said anything. The border is to be on the way. It is the way that is the most important thing.
~ Tove Jansson
So, Autumn, you slipped in quietly, hot on the heels of late summer.
We are in the middle of cutting hay ~ smells heavenly. The evenings are cooler.
My Faraways are about to cross many, many borders...winging their way here across continents towards The Lane!
I might never stop hugging them....

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  1. Beautiful words and pictures. Sarah x

  2. Lovely pictures! I don't think we actually had late summer here ...

    Pomona x

  3. Such beauty Sarah - I love Autumn, but I have to certainly has snuck up.

    Have fun with the faraways - and lots of hugs

    Nina xxxx

    ps. snakes 'eekk!'

  4. What absolutely gorgeous images of autumn, although summer returned here today, it was scorching hot here, walked on the beach paddling as I went... jayne x

  5. Such a lovely phrase and it's made me think more about borders! Loved Tove Jansson as a child and it's lovely that The Moomins seem to be making a comback! Beautiful pictures, but I have to admit while autumn is very lovely, it makes me feel very melancholy, but really don't know why, must be the back to school thing!

    Have a lovely week, Claire xx

  6. What a beautiful post visually.

    Thank you.

  7. That's a very positive quote - looking at this 'border' time as something rather more special than the slipping-away of summer! And the photos are wonderful - thanks so much for sharing both. Very best of luck with your haymaking! How do you cut it?

  8. Lovely, lovely photos, and lovely words from the great Tove Janssen

  9. What wonderful words!
    I love the jackets with the multi coloured buttons.
    I hope you have the most fabulous time ever with your Faraways.
    Lisa x

  10. Your lovely blog is in autumn - let's hope your heart's still in summer...

  11. I like the photo of the apples falling from the tree.
    Did you ever go to that pub in Burwash, I think it is called The Bear? If not, please go and take me with you!

  12. What a wonderful quote! Thank you for sharing that :) Can I ask which of her books it's from?

  13. Lovely photos! And I am enjoying our Indian Summer thus far - surely it will last until April, right? ;)

    I'd love you to join me for 'Blogger's Tea'on Oct 2nd. I'd love to meet you!! XOL

  14. Loving the photos - especially the sinking sun and the spiders web.

  15. Beautiful post, lovely words, gorgeous photos ... all so perfectly depict the "border".

  16. I just happened upon your blog and I absolutely adore it!! Tammy

  17. Speaking of borders... (oh, my! Do you even remember what you wrote in this post? =/) That's a wonderful quote at the beginning. =] A few years ago, it just happenstanced that my dad gave me a lecture (he's a natural teacher) on the richness of the miniscule borderland between mulch and the soil in my garden. Not days later, I read in my photography book about how rich the border between elements is for photography - between land and water, night and day, etc - just like your quote.



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