Festival of Leaves: Golden Days

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

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  1. Perfect images for the quote, Jude. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Sylvia 🙂

  2. Feast for the eyes 🙂

  3. A wonderful pocket ful of gold, and opportune. I’ve just booked our 6 months of Warsaw accommodation, and I need to be reminded of Polish charms. Golden Polish autumn is definitely one.

    1. Heyjude says:

      That sounds exciting, though 6 months accommodation could be expensive! When are you visiting? And are you planning to visit anywhere else in Europe?

      1. It’ll probably be a year! It works out at about $150 per week each. And that’s for two separate bedrooms, a rarity I think. Mostly two bedrooms = a lounge that opens into a bed.

        1. Heyjude says:

          You can get a visa for a year then? That’s good. You must be very excited. You seem to have been on the move all year. You obviously have caught wanderlust. Aren’t the twins visiting you for Christmas? I have a vague idea that you mentioned them coming over to Australia at the end of the year.

        2. A visa for a year, yes, but it needs an invitation from my daughter’s local governance. She’s getting it. At the moment I’m in bed and never want to stir. Is that wanderlust??? And yes, the twins will be here for a month January / February.

  4. restlessjo says:

    It does, Jude! These are glorious and I love your luxuriant header. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      The trees are not so luxuriant now Jo. Rain and wind having the usual effect. I hope that I shall be able to get outside for at least one more walk to capture some leaves before they are all on the ground and soggy 😦

  5. I’m enjoying seeing all these autumn colours as we move rapidly towards summer here. We’ve had a few big storms with lots of rain so at least the grass is green. These autumn leaves are glorious.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, I saw on the world weather forecast that Australia has had some BIG storms both on the east and west coast. We have been forecast a very cold winter, but so far it is very mild. Who knows what to expect these days!

      1. We have another El Nino weather pattern coming so our summer should be very dry and very hot. At least the roses will like it.

        1. Heyjude says:

          I don’t envy you the heat, but I guess you are acclimatised 🙂

        2. It’s all relative isn’t it. I prefer summer to winter and the older I get the less I enjoy being cold.

  6. Forestwoodfolkart says:

    Stunning captures.

  7. I’ll trade seasonal quotations with you. In the 1944 play Le malentendu (The misunderstanding, Albert Camus has this interchange between two characters: “What is autumn?” — “A second season, when leaves are like flowers.”

    1. Oops: I meant to write “A second spring,” not “A second season.”

      1. Heyjude says:

        I have that quote on the front of a T-shirt 🙂

    2. What a coincidence that you have this on a T-shirt. The “quotation” appears in many places on the Internet but in altered forms: one sentence instead of the original two, and without the word “like”. Versions that I’ve found online are:

      “Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.”
      “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
      “Fall is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.”
      “Fall is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”

      Here’s the original French version of the interchange between two characters in the play:

      “Qu’est-ce que l’automne?” — “Un deuxième printemps, où toutes les feuilles sont comme des fleurs.”

    1. Heyjude says:

      Golden days when we were young… sigh!

  8. verenacave says:

    Such a wonderful collection. Autumn at it’s best. So many golden beauties – I especially like the one in the top right corner 😉
    Thank you so much for sharing them!!! xxx

    1. Heyjude says:

      Ah, yes the oak leaves hanging on by a thread! The tress are getting bare now, though oddly some are still rather green!

  9. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Glorious golds Jude, I’d like to walk the golden path. Down here the leaves have become soggy mess now so I suppose its nearly over 😦

    1. Heyjude says:

      Been wet here too, but trees still have leaves, I hope they hold on a little longer.

  10. Sherri says:

    So lovely to look at your photos as rain pours outside and dark skies loom. Ahh for those halcyon, sunny days of autumn gold. Thank you Jude xx

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well it was good while it lasted. I always feel that the changing of the clocks puts an end to an Indian Summer, seems like it has been downhill since 😦

      1. Sherri says:

        I know what you mean… 😮

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