Photo TuesdayOctober 4, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Posted in Photo Tuesday, Transylvania | 7 Comments
Tags: Children, Expats, Fall, Leaves, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Romania, Seasons
“Swinging on delicate hinges
the Autumn Leaf
Almost off the stem”
— Jack Kerouac
Fall is here. Honest-to-goodness fall. Sweaters-in-the-morning fall. Hot-tea-for-breakfast fall. Extra-blankets-at-night fall. Leaves-leaves-everywhere fall. I must say, it feels so very surreal. Where we’re from, leaves shrivel from the summer heat and then drop unceremoniously into crunchy heaps in the dark of night. But here, in Romania, there are colors. (Reds! Oranges! Yellows!) There are cool afternoon breezes that blow chestnuts and pine cones right out of the trees. There are birds, actual birds, migrating south. And there are happy kids, prancing from swing to swing and daydreaming of the snow they know is not far off.
What colors have you seen where you are? What signs of fall have appeared? And what’s your favorite hot-tea flavor?