Travel Theme: Autumn


                          “Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” [Indian Summer]”
                                                  ― William Cullen Bryant

I adore Autumn, yet living in the tropics, there is no Autumn season. Everything is either green or brown, depending on the rainy season or the dry season. So, when we traveled to Yosemite National Park to visit our son in September, I snapped photos of the colorful leaves to tide me over for our impending dry season in Nicaragua.

“I love like a leaf in the wind. Please, hold your applause until the end of the performance (the last day of fall).” ― Jarod Kintz

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“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” ― Jim Bishop

IMG_4729IMG_4446IMG_4447“The tints of autumn…a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost.” ― John Greenleaf Whittier

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“Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.

Robert BrowningIMG_4464IMG_4659“I was drinking in the surroundings: air so crisp you could snap it with your fingers and greens in every lush shade imaginable offset by autumnal flashes of red and yellow.”
― Wendy Delsol, Stork IMG_4581In this season of fiery glory, I have learned to improvise. Coconuts become Jack-o-Lanterns and Jicaro gourds become pumpkins. Happy Halloween Everyone.

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18 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Autumn

    • Lynne, I really miss the fall festivals. The first week in October, in our hometown in the states ( Jonesborough) we have the International Storytelling Festival. I have always enjoyed listening to the stories told by professional storytellers around the world. The same weekend is the Apple Fest. Oh, how I miss hot apple cider, pumpkin pies, and candy corn.

  1. Great photos ! There are times I miss the beauty and “feel” of August though sure don’t miss the cold and snow of winter that follows. Somehow some of “annual” flowers that we have planted here still seem to feel the change of seasons and go through their cycles.

    • You aren’t the first expat whom I have heard say that they don’t miss the cold and winter. 🙂 Yesterday in our hometown in the states, we had over 5 inches of snow in the valley…the day after Halloween!! Everyone thought it was a trick! BRRRR. I’m still trying to find the annual cycles of the flowers. It seems to me that most of them are flowering during the end of the rainy season, but some flower during the driest part of the dry season and the same with the fruits.

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