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Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn - Elizabeth Lawrence

>> 2 October 2007

It is October but it feels like spring. It's about 20 deg. C outside, the birds are singing, the bugs are buzzing, the sun pushes the morning fog away and renders everything hazy. The yellow and brown leaves tell me however that it's autumn.

As Albert Camus puts it:

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a

Autumn days...
Smell of fallen leaves, of mushrooms and moss.
Indian summer days
before the cold and the fog take over
and the winter becomes dark and wet.
Going for a walk,
stir up leaves with my feet.

Isn't nature just spectacular?
In autumn there is not enough light and water for photosynthesis. The green chlorophyll disappears and makes room for all the other colours that were hidden underneath. Whether a leaf turns red or brown depends on the type of tree. A maple will turn red because of the glucose in the leaves. An oak will turn brown because of wastes left in the leaves. Not very romantic when you analyse it but how poetic it is to the eye!

Go to Google images, type in autumn and look at the display of colours!


La delirante 2 October 2007 at 14:11  

In Malta we don't have Autumn leaves like those of your picture. It is like Spring, less cooler actually, but always, always, always, always: Sunny :)

Greetings from sunny Malta :)

Have a lovely day!

Lapa 10 October 2007 at 04:40  


Thank you for stopping by my blog! I don't know anyone in luxemburgo anyway.

secondfiddle 5 February 2008 at 13:23  
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secondfiddle 5 February 2008 at 13:25  

your writings and art is so beautiful!
in awe and admiration.

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