The leaves are falling, falling as if from far up,
as if orchards were dying high in space.
Each leaf falls as if it were motioning “no.”
And tonight the heavy earth is falling
away from all other stars in the loneliness.
We’re all falling. This hand here is falling.
And look at the other one. It’s in them all.
And yet there is Someone, whose hands
infinitely calm, holding up all this falling.
Autumn by Rainer Maria Rilke
Autumn in Romania is very dissimilar from Carpathian Mountains to Romanian plain to Transylvanian Plateau to Danube Delta. These picture are taken on different trips. I would love to have my CDs here but I haven’t and I hope to give you the idea how fall looks in my country. So let’s be birds for few seconds and follow Miss Eliot who never thought we can travel by technical waves. “Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” George Eliot
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
Inspiring by a wordpress mate, who says “the colours of autumn are really magnificent in Germany as well” I’m sharing some old pictures (2011) of an Italian autumn. They are taken in Prada, a town situated on the slopes of Monte Baldo (Veneto, Italy). Autumn here looks different, less red more gray and reddish blue. The colors aren’t so vivid as New England’s Fall, they are just different but some how brilliant.
This is a time of change, when each day is colored anew. I can’t wait! The changing colors of autumn is the signal that trees are getting ready for winter. In fall, because the daylight is shorter and the temperatures are cooler, the green leaves which we used to see during spring and summer, stop making food and the green disappears, a new mixed of tones come along. The degree of color varies from tree to tree and sometimes we can see a „flag” of colors.
They say only two places in the world have this brilliant foliage – New England and a part of Japan. I must say, indeed for New England, I have never been in Japan.
„My” fall from 2012 in New England.