This Autumn is for you, Dad

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Autumn has arrived

I always feel sad and emotional after visiting Dad in the nursing home, so it was a lovely heartwarming sight when I spotted this shrub while returning to my car. As always, I never go anywhere without a camera so I stopped to take a few photos.

Looking around at the colourful scene surrounding me, my mood lightened, I decided to put on my walking boots and go for a walk with my camera.

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A heartbreaking decision

The decision to put Dad in a nursing home was a heartbreaking one, but after several strokes we were no longer able to care for him ourselves.

We finally chose this one for it’s location near Stroud, in the beautiful countryside of Gloucestershire.

He always said he wanted to live in an elevated position and had looked at properties in this area many times, but they were always too expensive.

We had originally imagined taking Dad out in the wheelchair so he could enjoy the wonderful views, but unfortunately he isn’t well enough to leave his bed.

I would like to dedicate this hub to my Dad.

I will be transferring my digital photos to a memory stick to use in a digital photo frame, to enable him to view autumn from his bed.

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Stroud

Stroud in Gloucestershire is located in wonderful countryside on the north slopes of the River Frome where five valleys meet.

Rivers flow through the area and sheep are raised on the hillsides and commons above the town.

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The five valleys of Stroud

The valleys are known as:

Frome Valley also known as the Golden Valley

The River Frome joins here with the River Severn.

Queen Victoria took a train through this area and called it the "Golden Valley".

Nailsworth Valley

The Nailsworth Stream runs through this valley from Stroud to Nailsworth.

Painswick Valley

There are many beautiful small villages in this valley.

Toadsmoor Valley

There are old cloth mills in this small steep valley.

Slad Valley

This valley follows the Slad Brook that runs from Stroud to Slad and beyond.

Laurie Lee, the author of "Cider With Rosie" lived in Slad and his book is set in this area.

It was published in 1959 and published in the U.S. as “Edge of Day - Boyhood in the West of England” in 1960.

It has sold over six million copies worldwide.

Cider With Rosie is a charming memoir of Laurie Lee's childhood in this remote Cotswold village, a world that is tangibly real and yet reminiscent of a now distant past.

I always try to remember the tips and advice Dad gave me over the years for taking a good photograph.

I don’t think I got any unsightly waste paper bins in the background or fingers in front of the lens!

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I have enjoyed bringing a little of the outside world and the beauty and colour of Autumn to you Dad, in this beautiful area you have always loved so much.

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Fennelseed 5 years ago from Australia

Oh WOW!! Movie Master, what a wonderful digital album display for your dear Dad to enjoy. You have bought the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside indoors in a beautiful gift of love. The colours are spectacular and your Dad will be so proud of his daugthers amazing photography skills.

Thank you so much for sharing with us as well. The valleys sound gorgeous. I would love to visit this area one day, your photos are very inticing and Autumn seems a good time to be there. All my votes to you, dear MM and my very best wishes to your dear Dad also.


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shami327 5 years ago from Dubai UAE

Very nice photos.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Dear MM,

First let me say my heart goes out to you as I know making that decision for your dad was heart wrenching. My dad is able to get around somewhat after his stroke and drive but I know if he was not that we would also have to make some very hard choices. I am glad you found your father a beautiful place to live and your visits are priceless I agree with Fennel, he is surely proud of you. I am sure..I looked at your pictures and felt your heart in each one..They are beautiful. Thank you for sharing..

Love,

Sunnie


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

hi MM this is an absolutely stunning collection of autum pics!! specially the fourth frm top is my fav!! you DAD will be happy and proud to see these!! a hug and "get well soon" wishes for your DAD!! thanks for sharing

carrie


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

You are too good a Photographer. The photos are all of Excellent standard. Very well done my Friend. Thanks for sharing.

I hope and pray for your Dad's speedy recovery.

May God Bless you and be with you all.

Very Best Wishes, Kamalesh


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SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

You truly love your dad, it shows both in your writing and in those wonderful photos. You are both so fortunate to have each other.

All the best to your dad, and blessings to both of you.

Thank you!

Sannel


femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

MM,

This is so beautiful. As in, reallllly, REALLY beautiful!!

I enjoyed it so much! And, at best guess, your Daddy will enjoy them even more because they're your shots. :)

It was a superb idea to personally deliver the countryside to his bedside.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

What a great idea. And also a lovely gift for your dad. Your love for him is very strong and tender. Bless you all. I pray he is peaceful and the transition is easy.


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DIYweddingplanner 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

That was very beautiful and meaningful, MM. Before my father passed away, we moved him from the nursing home back to his own house. Although he, as your father, was not able to go outdoors even in a wheelchair, I opened the blinds wide in his room in hopes that he would somehow recognize that he was home. What a nice thing to do for your dad, MM!


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

My dad is also a heart patient. I wish I could give him this kind of treat. The flowers are lovely. I'm over powered with joy. (This morning, doctor told me there is nothing to worry, my dad is fine)

22:50, Kathmandu


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Fennelseed, I am looking forward to taking the photos to show Dad, I know he will enjoy looking at them.

The Gloucestershire countryside is a real picture this time of year, I hope you get to visit it one day - I will take you on a tour!

Thank you so very much for your comments, best wishes and votes, take care MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Shami, thank you for visiting, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the photos, best wishes MM


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

My friend, you are the gleam in your Dad’s eyes. Your presentation of the English countryside and your willingness to carry it both inside for your Dad and all of us who are by you side is most appreciated. The photographs reveal the beauty that catches your eye and I did not see one waste bin or finger over the lens.


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vasantha T k 5 years ago from Bangalore

The shades of colors are simply stunning .Good luck. Get well soon dad to enjoy the wonderful views of autumn photos.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Sunnie, I am sorry to hear that your Dad has had a stroke...

Yes, the home was one of those decisions you hope you will never have to make.

Thank you sunnie and fennel for saying Dad would be proud of me, that meant so much to me.

Best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Carrie, thank you for your wonderful comments, the first picture is my favourite! I know Dad is going to enjoy looking at these, and many thanks for your best wishes, you are very kind, MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Kamalesh, you are always so generous with your comments! No wonder I always love to see you my friend!

Thank you for your best wishes and I send mine to you, MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Sannel, I have always been Daddys girl and he's always been my hero!

Thank you for your kind words and best wishes, I really do appreciate them, take care MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi FFP, I know Dad will enjoy looking at these pictures, I got so much pleasure out of taking the photos everywhere was so colourful. Many thanks for your comments, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Hyphenbird, Dad has always loved the autumn, he was the crazy man with a camera, now it's his daughters turn!!!

Thank you hyphen for your kind words, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi DIYweddingplanner, I'm glad your Dad was able to return home, I am sure he knew....

I have read your comments several times now, I appreciate them very much, thank you. MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello vinaya, that is good news that the doctor said your Dad is fine, it's a relief for you.

I know my Dad will enjoy looking at these pictures.

Thank you for your comments, take care MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Mike, no waste bins or fingers over the lens that proves I 'did' listen to Dad and take notice of what he said! well where photography was concerned anyway...

Thanks Mike, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello vasantha, The autumn colours were just stunning this day!

Thank you for visiting your comments and best wishes, it's much appreciated, best wishes MM


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anglnwu 5 years ago

Autumn foliage is so rich and beautiful--it brings back memories of fall foliage in New Hampshire. Your pictures are absolutely beautiful. May I borrow some of the shots for writing haiku? (of course credit goes to you)? Your dad will be happy to see these pictures--bringing the great outdoor in. Lovely and rated up.


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2uesday 5 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Wonderful blend of beautiful photos that capture the beauty of the autumn season and the warmth of the leaf colour echoes the warmth of your love for your dad. Sending my regards.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi anginwu, you are welcome to use any of my pictures!

everyone seems to be writing haiku, when I have finished my reading, I am going to give it a try - I may be calling on you for help!!

Many thanks for your comments and votes, take care MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi 2uesday, thanking you for your beautiful comments. they are very much appreciated, best wishes MM


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

Amazing photos and a great story. Voted up, awesome and beautiful


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PADDYBOY60 5 years ago from Centreville Michigan

There are so many beautiful places on this earth, and your camera has captured a few. Thank you and I am always sad to hear about someone having to go to a nursing home. But I know that it is sometimes the only alternative.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

What a Wonderful Treat for the Eyes, Movie Master. I certainly can sympathize having had my Sweet Mother-in-law in a Nursing home. She was not able to live with us, lots of "Mental Problems", but we took her out as often as allowed...and were together until the day she died. No one knows until they've walked in our shoes, my Friend.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

This is a truly beautiful Hub. I voted it UP, etc.etc. Your Father is fortunate to have such a loving daughter. I love living in S. Fl. but I do miss the changing of the leaves in the Fall. Goodnight.


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Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Movie Master--What a wonderful tribute to your father. And the photos are gorgeous! Beautiful. Voted up and all the way across (except funny). Great entry for the contest! Good luck. I enjoyed this one immensely.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi writer20, many thanks for visiting, your continued support and comments, it's much appreciated, take care MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Paddy, it's always good to see you and I hope all is well with you, I really appreciate you dropping by and your comments, thank you, MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi b.Malin, a difficult decision to have to make initially and difficult days....

Thank you for your understanding words, they are much appreciated, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Mary, thank you so much for your great comments and votes, autumn and the changing of the leaves is so lovely here, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Victoria, many thanks for your great comments and votes, you are very kind, best wishes MM


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA

I love the vibrant colors of the fall trees in these pictures. I am sure your dad will appreciate that you put these on a digital frame, so he can enjoy these.


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

These are beautiful photos MM The colours are just fabulous

I am sorry to hear about your being stuck in his bed, he will hate that. But he will love these photos you took for him.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Very beautiful MM..Loved the pictures..Thank you..


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

Up, awesome, beautiful, and interesting. So sorry about your dad MM. I can only imagine the pain my dear. I am not at that point yet, but it worries me. I hope everything works out. Beautiful pics MM. Hope all is well. Take care.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Your father is lucky to have you.


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Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

Beautiful pictures. I love taking pictures of nature too. I bet I have 10,000 by now. I had to put my mom in a nursing home because I couldn't handle her alone so I know how you feel.

Happy Thanksgiving.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi sweetiepie, Dad always loved autumn, I know he will love looking at these photos, thank you and best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Rosemay, it will give me so much pleasure to show Dad these photos, I know he will love looking at them, take care MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Ruby, thank you so much for your comments, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Ricky, thank you for dropping by, it's always good to see you, all is well here and I hope things are good for you.

Thank you for your lovely comments, enjoy your day MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Will, thank you, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Jackie, 10,000 photos, wow! I am sorry you have had to put your Mom in a nursing home, they are difficult days...

Thank you for your comments and Happy Thanksgiving, take care MM


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Wow....I can't say anything. This was so beautiful. I love all stunning pictures here. Autumn is one of the best season. Thanks for writing and share with us. Well done and rated up!

Prasetio


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi prasetio, Thank you for visiting and your lovely comments, it's always good to see you, take care and enjoy your weekend, best wishes MM


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moonlake 5 years ago from America

Beautiful pictures. Sorry your Dad can't see it.


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shanaya 5 years ago from Living in my Own Dreams:)

Hello Dear Ma'am! Your Dad will be proud of you. The way you showed your Love for him is outstanding. And those pictures are Beautiful as well. Thanks for sharing with us.:) Give my LOve to your dad.:)

voted up, awesome, interesting.

(:???Happy Thanksgiving???:)

with lots of Love & Respect

from SHANAYA:)


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Oh My, I don't know how I missed this when it first came out but I'm glad I found it today. It is such a poignant tribute to your Dad and really tugged at my heartstrings knowing how the two of you have always walked through nature together and how he taught you photography skills at such a young age and that now he's unable to even go outside in a wheelchair. And yet, you even managed to find a way to bring some of this breathtaking beauty inside to him through modern day photography technology:

"I will be transferring my digital photos to a memory stick to use in a digital photo frame, to enable him to view autumn from his bed."

What a special gift that is and thank you for sharing it with us as others can do the same for their loved ones.

Voting this up, useful, awesome, beautiful and interesting.

Sending Hub Hugs across the Atlantic. You are and always have been a wonderful daughter to your Dad.

Gail


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello moonlake, I'm going to take the photos to show Dad in the nursing home, I'm sure they will brighten his day, many thanks for your comments, take care MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Shanaya, thank you for your lovely comments and best wishes, you are very kind.

A very Happy Thanksgiving to you too and have a wonderful weekend, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Gail, I so miss doing all those things with Dad, but I try and think positively and I have learnt so much from him.

A digital photo frame is a great idea for someone like Dad, I very often copy some photos to take in to show him and let him know what we're all up to, it's just something different for him to look at.

Thank you so much for your comments, votes and especially your hugs, they mean a great deal to me and I really appreciate them, best wishes MM


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mondkill 5 years ago

If your dad can read this now, he will be proud of you MM... I can feel how much you love your dad... I miss my dad now :(. . .


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Your followers have said everything so beautifully. Kudos to you for your tender care and concern for your father.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi mondkill, thank you for your kind words. I have just come from your beautiful poem, and understand how much you loved and miss your dad, I am so sorry.

My dad is still with us and your poem is a reminder to me that I should treasure every day.

My best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Sally, thank you so much for your very kind comments, I hope all is well with you, enjoy your weekend, best wishes MM


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA

What a beautiful hub with so many inspiring photos. I hope you share this with your dad. You are an inspiring writer with so much compassion. The photos speak for themselves.

Great work Movie Master!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi FaithDream, many thanks for your comments, I am going to see Dad today and I know looking at these photos will brighten his day. Best wishes MM


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shami327 5 years ago from Dubai UAE

Hi MM, hows Dad?


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi shami, Dad was much improved at my last visit and I got a big smile from him when I walked in, which was lovely. He took a lot of interest in the photos and got quite emotional! I was so glad I had taken them to show him.

Thank you so much for visiting and asking after Dad, that was very kind of you and very much appreciated.

Best wishes MM.


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epigramman 5 years ago

..well my dad (and my mum) was my best friend - no regrets just beautiful memories and even to this day they are both still looking after me in so many different ways - love this life affirming hub and your sentiments and of course your world class photography which will be highlighted on my Facebook page with a direct link back here ontario canada lake erie time 10:43am


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi epi, I have so many wonderful happy memories of things I use to do with Dad, he was so clever and taught me so much.

Thank you for visiting and your comments and FB link, it's always good to see you, enjoy the rest of your day, best wishes MM


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Movie Master, just stopped by to visit, look at your photography and say hi to the daughter with the luckiest Dad in the world. Hope Sunday treats you well.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Mike, it's nice to see you, it's been a chaotic week, November is a busy month with DVD orders for Christmas, but I mustn't complain! I am having a wonderful Sunday, roast pork dinner was delicous, the weather is warm and sunny and have just had a fabulous walk over the fields, taking photos of fungi! yep, next hub in progress!

I hope all is well with you Mike and that you had a lovely thanksgiving. Many thanks for dropping by enjoy the rest of your Sunday, MM


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mljdgulley354 5 years ago

Wow! Wonderful photos. Neat idea to take the beauty to your dad as he can't go to it. My thoughts and prayers are with both you and you dad.


Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi MM

This one tugged at my heartstrings.

Your photographs of autumn are absolutely beautiful.

I am sure they will brighten your dad's day.

Voted up, up and away!

Take Care and Best Wishes.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi mljddgulley, I know if he could, dad would be out there now taking photos of Autumn. He showed a lot of interest in the photos, I think they really brightened his day.

Thank you for your lovely comments and best wishes they are much appreciated, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Sue, Yes the photos did brighten Dad's day, he made such a fuss of me, I think he was really pleased.

Thank you for your lovely comments and votes, your words meant such a lot to me, best wishes MM


radhapriestess 5 years ago

What a beautiful collection of pictures. Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. I am sure your dad will love these photos. Love the story, too.


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

colorful hub and a beautiful dedication to your dad.

Am sure seeing these lovely pix will make feel so good and happy...cheers!


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Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

MM,

I've always wandered through English countrysides in my dreams. Your dad must be overjoyed to have you bring the outside in for him. I've been trying to do that for my dad for years as well, he's very sick too - but I'll let you in on something that probably isn't a secret at all - he enjoys spending the time with you no matter what you all are doing. Your pictures are so beautiful, I could just imagine the fairies playing there! I wish you both love, and the gentleness of autumn. love and hugs, Erin


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi radhapriestess, thank you for visiting and your lovely comments, the photos really brightened up Dad's day, there were lots of smiles!

Take care, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Ruchira, Looking at these photos really did cheer Dad up, thank you for visiting and your comments, it's much appreciated, take care MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello erin, although Dad is very poorly, his face just lights up when I walk in, he makes a big fuss of me....

I am sorry to hear that your Dad too is very poorly, they are difficult days.

Thank you so much for your hugs and love, they are very much appreciated and I am sending some back to you too! best wishes MM


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Stunning pictures! I always admire the colours of Autumn, but after seeing these photo's I am going to admire it more. It is now Spring down here - actually the beginning of Summer. Green and all colours of the rainbow are to be appreciated now.

The condition of your dad is heartbreaking. With a daughter like you it must be more bearable for him.


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suzettenaples 5 years ago from Taos, NM

What a gorgeous autumn you are having there in merry old England. These are remarkable photos. This is beautiful and what a wonderful tribute to your Dad. I miss mine so much. He would love your photos. Keep publishing photos of your home and area in England - they are beautiful!!! I love the English countryside.


Derdriu 5 years ago

Movie Master: What a living, loving, moving tribute to your father! Your gentle observations merge seamlessly with the imagery of your heartfelt words and your sensitive photographs of fall in all its vivid but fleeting and fragile glory. You provide anyone whose favorite season is autumn with 12 compelling reasons. The proof is in the photos and the text.

Thank you for sharing, and please accept best wishes to your father as well as to you and your family.

Voted up, etc.,

Derdriu


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Martie, Autumn here is particually lovely this year, the weather is so mild and the leaves are still on the trees.

It is absolutely heartbreaking seeing Dad this way, the visits are hard going, taking the photos in made the last visit easier, he took quite an interest in them and was smiling.

Thank you marti for your kinds words, they meant a lot to me, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi suzette, we are having a beautiful Autumn here and I have taken lots of photos, I am hoping to find time in the next few days to do another Autumn hub.

Thank you for your very lovely words, they are so appreciated, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Derdriu, I have had some beautiful, thoughtful and caring comments on this hub. I never thought I would ever be writing about my personal life, but that's hubpages for you!

I get so upset over Dad, writing here has helped me a great deal, and my followers love and compassion has helped even more.

Thank you Derdriu for your best wishes. MM


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Oh M M ,this is just so beautiful in all ways.

The caring and loving nature of the writer comes through brightly.

I am glad that you are finding comfort in your writing which is what so many of us do.

Here's lots of love and hugs from Wales my dear friend.

Take care,

Eddy.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Eddy, writing has become very important to me, 12 months ago I would never have believed it!

Many thanks for the love and hugs from Wales, it's very, very much appreciated, best wishes MM


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Phyllis Doyle 5 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Beautiful pics and great information on the local area - the valleys sound so lovely and peaceful.

UP and across except funny.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Phyllis, this is such a beautiful area for walking and yes the valleys are so lovely and peaceful.

Thank you for visiting and your comments and votes, best wishes MM


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear Lesley,

I feel like I may be landing enough to catch up. This, of all your work, has moved me to tears, as it explains how you became so passionate and skillful in the art of photography. Oh, how proud your dad must be of the gentle, intuitive, compassionate and gifted daughter he has raised, who remains so dedicated and loyal. I know he is a happy and fulfilled man, my friend from the love of a wonderful daughter.

Voted UP & UABI-- some of your finest ever, Maria


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Maria, Dad enjoyed looking at these photos, it's a shame he isn't well enough to understand what I have been doing on Hubpages....he taught me so much in life and will always be an inspiration to me.

Thank you for your very kind comments, they meant so much to me, love Lesley


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Cresentmoon2007 4 years ago from Caledonia, MI

More wonderful photos MM, thank you for sharing them with us. Your dad would have been very proud. Voted up.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Cresentmoon, thank you for your lovely kind comments and votes, they are very much appreciated, best wishes MM


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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Dear Lesley : Our sweet God in Heaven, and his angels will be close to your dad during his difficult times. I remember when my mother was in a hospital bed because of strokes.

The pictures are very beautiful. Your dad is in good hands. God Bless You, and your wonderful family.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Stars, I am sorry you have experienced the same thing with your mother, it's so heartbreaking.

Thank you for your very kind and reassuring words, they are very much appreciated, best wishes and hugs Lesley


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the girls 4 years ago from Los Angeles, California

Your eyes can simply see the beauty of nature and capturing it through your camera. Meaningful and artistic pictures. Sharing :-)


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi the girls, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the pictures, thank you for your lovely comments and share.

Take care and best wishes Lesley

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