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…

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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.

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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…

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…and took off leaving his shadow.

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Another sad song from a rock band Counting Crows.

Soon, so very soon  all the creatures will hide…

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… and even the spiders will freeze to death…

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

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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!

64 comments

  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
    Julian

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    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!

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        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.
          Cheers
          Inese

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  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. 🙂

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  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 😀

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  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 🙂

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    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!

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    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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  5. Gorgeous post. I agree with Teagan. Sometimes it’s OK to sometimes contemplate and feel. And I’ve always loved the word, melancholy. I guess the option would be to do like the birds and go chasing the summer….But plenty of good suggestions to follow. And as you say in closing, autumn is a good time for clouds…

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    1. Thank you Olga! You are so right, we always have the option of chasing summers, but a little bit of melancholy won’t hurt, right ? 😉 September, and especially September 30, is my favorite time for this particular mood 🙂
      Have a wonderful week!

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  6. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    I am a sun worshipper and for me this time of year heralds changes not just in my wardrobe but in the way I follow the sun when it appears around the garden. if I do not get my daily 45 minutes of Vitamin D therapy I do find the dark winter months melancholic. But I have just unearthed a bright red polo neck jumper I had forgotten I owned. So a resolution – enjoy the season and the beauty and wear red… another lovely post from inesemjphotography. Definitely worth following

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  7. We all have these days! I’ve learned to just BE. Be happy, Be Sad… Whatever.
    And you said it- tomorrow is another day. Hope you know how much we all adore you though. So many reasons to smile when you are ready 🙂

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    1. Thank you Alisa! 🙂 This time it didn’t work as I expected : I woke up with a sore throat… I was supposed to get a flu vaccination today and now it is all ruined… I think I have to lie low and wait for a better luck :)…

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    1. Thank you, it is too kind a comment 🙂 I just play with words and things, picking them out of my memory. It is my way to relax and forget all my projects and deadlines at least for an hour 🙂

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  8. Well, that fit in with my mood too! That first autumn leaf does it every year. Fall is beautiful here, but I never quite enjoy it like I think I should because it means winter is coming.

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  9. Ah Inese, a bit melancholy is a place i often find myself of late. Sometimes, when it’s honestly only a bit, it’s okay to just let the melancholy wash over us — like the beautiful song you gave us here. Then we shake off the droplets of sadness and smile again.
    Sunshine-super-hugs to you! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment! I am so overwhelmed with everything that I just gave up and got melancholy… And as you so poetically say – I just let the melancholy wash over me, and now it is gone, and I am all busy working out my new schedule:) Thank you again for commenting, it is so sweet of you!
      Hugs and best wishes! 🙂

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  10. Well this is great, now we´re two that are feeling a bit down today. But tomorrow will be another day, so better get our sh..t together and move.

    The picture of Hide Park brought some good memories, specially those chairs, I think they´ve been there since the 18 hundreds plus I had to smile at the woman wearing that Burka almost being eaten by the pigeons, sorry, but political correctness is not my thing, plus these people should laugh a little more at themselves, probably be more happy. Just look at me, I look at myself in the mirror and giggle like a little girl.

    Down days we all have, tomorrow we get better, since with my vast knowledge at age 32, i did find out that the sooner you get up the easier it is, the longer you stay down the harder to get up. Plus tomorrow is the weekend, go buy some sexy clothes! 😉 or a new camera, I´m going party party tomorrow! to the book shop that is. Excited though, wanted to buy some good books in English, not Spanish.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! Bless your heart, you are a good friend. And you know what? You are my daughter’s age:) Have a good day tomorrow, cheer up, be good! 🙂

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