A little bit of melancholy

Once in a while there are these days when you feel like the last leaf on the tree…. and the wind is shaking you around… and then you just stop fighting and let the wind blow you away… and you just land wherever it puts you…


This image was taken in Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris. There are many good sad songs reflecting my present mood, and most  of them are French.

“Autumn Leaves” is a popular song that was originally written by Joseph Kosma and Jacques Prevert. It has been performed in countless arrangements, but Yves Montand was the one who introduced the song in 1946 in the French film Gates Of The Night.

I am sad for no particular reason,  but if there is anybody who feels lonely, you can listen this song with me.

These images were taken in Hyde Park, London.



In the light of the recent events I want to share a sad song by a Scottish alternative rock band Del Amitri, in which the notorious British weather is mentioned…  😉  All of those who are sad because no one loves you, welcome to listen this song 🙂

I think it is all  because of the Summer slipping away.  The songbirds  fly South…  Even this crow didn’t want to stay with me…


…and took off leaving his shadow.


Another sad song from a rock band Counting Crows.

Soon, so very soon  all the creatures will hide…


… and even the spiders will freeze to death…


Ah, enough of that sad mood! Stop it:)


Tomorrow will be another day, I will do something useful and cross out another item in my long-as-a-life to-do list. To cheer myself up I will listen to the Gypsi Swing band from Waterford, and share their music with you all.

Photography tip of the day: Autumn is the time of clouds. If you are shooting black&white, use orange filter. Your sky will stand out.

www.inesemjphotography.comHave a great weekend!


  1. Hello Inese,
    Just found your blog, and I’m sure you’re not melancholic now, but love your words, pics and music. I wish I could work out how to stick in the You Tube screen, rather than just a link!
    Musical choices say so much about whether you’re on a similar wavelength to another blogger, I think. I’d not heard some of these songs before, but our son introduced us to another CC song which I loved. Maybe its the Western fringe/Celtic influence on me from living in West Wales? I once years ago (before downloads, etc.) did a compilation CD called Irish melancholy, since it seems a rich theme in your country’s music,
    Best wishes

    1. Thank you so much for your comment! I love all Celtic 🙂 I will tell you now how to share the Youtube videos. Under the video screen, click on Share, then on Embed. It opens for you a long HTML text, already highlighted. Copy it. Go to your Edit page, where you are going to paste this link. On the right side there are two mode buttons: Visual and Text. When you are writing your post, you are in Visual mode. So, you just finished your paragraph and want to place the video right after it. Click on the Text button. You see your page all in HTML characters. Find the end of your paragraph and paste the video link. Click Visual again. You see a grey screen where the video is supposed to be. Press Save Draft. The grey screen becomes a link, but after you publish your page, there will be your video. Hope it helps 🙂 Have a good day!

        1. Oh I am glad you have found it. Your comment didn’t disappear. All the comments show up only after me approving them 🙂 Tell me how it works out with the videos.

  2. You said it – it must be that summer is slipping away. Around this time, I notice how the sun slants, how cool and mellow its rays are, and I am plunged into nostalgia and sadness.
    Get well soon. The changing colors will brighten up your mood and make your cameras flash in no time. 🙂

    1. Thank you for these kind words, Imelda! They mean alot. I had a tough night, but now the things turned to the better, I think 🙂
      Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  3. Stunning photos, Inese!!!… And well toast to you for adding “Les Feuilles Mortes”…
    One of my favorite french song ever…

    Oh ! je voudrais tant que tu te souviennes
    Des jours heureux où nous étions amis.
    En ce temps-là la vie était plus belle,
    Et le soleil plus brûlant qu’aujourd’hui.
    Les feuilles mortes se ramassent à la pelle.
    Tu vois, je n’ai pas oublié…

    Many hugs from Argentina, where we have just entered spring!.
    Aquileana 😀

  4. Melancholy is part of autumn, I think, and the equinox can be a difficult time, when things are fighting to come into balance – it can accentuate our stresses. But this was a good way of letting the melancholy wash in and hopefully wash out again 🙂

    1. Thank you Andrea! You are so right about the equinox – it is always a special time.
      On top of everything last Friday I got sick with flu – probably the result of stress 😦 Still not well, but getting there 🙂
      Hope you have an enjoyable week!

  5. Love Counting Crows and come from overcast, moody northern Wisconsin where the autumn leaves light up the woods like you wouldn’t believe. I can totally identify with your post. Very nice.

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Shirley! I have heard that people from around the world are coming to Wisconsin for the foliage photography. Something to dream about 🙂
      Autumns here are not spectacular because of the weather and the tree species, I guess, but we enjoy the little we have:)

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