October 19, 2012

The Allure Of Autumn.

I am a summer child.
I am born in the midst of the golden season and I worship the white nights, the warm, long days and the richness and suppleness of nature.
However, as I grow older, I find more and more allure in autumn.

I enjoy everything about this versatile season.
The beautiful colour display, which happens with certain precision, yet which can change annually in regards to intensity and duration.
The sense of closure, and the increasing feel of tranquility - the slowed down pace that instigates a sense of rest.

As the air grows cool and damp and the daylight turns into twilight, the effect is a sweet contradiction - an atmosphere of certain gentle sadness and melancholy, which the receding sun leaves behind, yet simultaneously a welcomed and needed sense of rest.
A well deserved winter sleep for nature and for us, as we seek indoors to the warmth of a crackling fire and the company of loved ones, for cosy moments in the shine of candlelight.

Autumn plays a vital role in the yearly seasonal cycle and is deeply alluring in every sense, if we only care to take notice.



32 comments :

Betsy Brock said...

Oh, yes! You've listed all the wonderful things I love about autumn! IT's gorgeous and cozy and a relief from the heat.

I especially love the photo of the Fuschia!

Lily Bets said...

I'm a winter child and I have been loving winter and autumn,but now I feel autumn like a season when to analyze what I did during all the year and it makes me sad sometimes.But I agree,it's a season rich of colors and allure !

Kath said...

As an October baby, Autumn is very dear to me and the best season of all in my opinion :-)
I love the montage you did, it sums up the beauty of the season.

Brian Miller said...

born on the cusp in august here...i love autumn though...it is def my fav season...the crisp air, the crunch of leaves....the brilliant beauty before dying....if only we could hold onto it a bit longer...smiles...

Rahul Bhatia said...

Lovely writing, Zuzana! What a coincidence, my post is aloso about autumn:)

Marie Vie said...

Your photos are absolutely beautiful Zuzana and they show me how much I love Autumn. It is my season, it's time to get rid of all the negative in our life, stand a bit naked, but enjoy the quiet and understand all the possibilities of life for us.

Wishing you a blessed season dear. Stay well.
xx

Colleen said...

You describe my own feelings about autumn so beautifully Zuzana. Wishing you a beautiful time of tranquility.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

I too am a summer child Zuzana but have TRIED to embrace all other seasons for their individual beauty. Lovely captures of the fall around you...truly so pretty!

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

Dear Zuzana,
I've been too long away from your lovely images and words! Thank you for luring me back with this beautiful look at fall, inside and out! I was born in the fall and it is my very favorite season of all! As much as I love summer for the long,bright days and the glorious blooms from my garden, the pull to play house inside and get ready for warm cozy days ahead is strong...
I've missed you! I'm happy that you are happy in your new home with hubby and family. Loved ones make fall all the more special and memorable.

A Lady's Life said...

I am a fall child and I always loved it.
We did so many things in the fall. Collected mushrooms, went to apple orchards, walked in the wooded parks full of beautiful leaves. My neighbor went duck hunting and would always share a duck with us.
So sad.

Zuzu said...

Pretty photos and wonderful words, Zuzana. I am a summer child too, but how I LOVE all four seasons!
Hugs,
Zuzu

LadyCat said...

I was born in the spring, but autumn is my comfort season. The cool, crisp air seems to rejuvenate me. There seems to be less pressure to be on the go constantly.
Your photos are lovely. I like the mix of bright pink in with the fall natural colors.

Alberto Hugo Rojas said...

I love
autumn
cold day and if it rains the better
the
colors
of
autumn
Happy autumn Zuzana
kisses

Sandi McBride said...

I love Autumn, the cool nights yet warm days, the growing season shortens yet we still have a bountiful garden...loved the pics!
Sandi

Snowbrush said...

Ah, my dear, your blog is always so beautiful. Thank you.

I was born in winter on a day when I snowed, snow being a rare occurrence where I am from, yet I would dare to say that my love of sunshine is surely as great as your own.

SandyCarlson said...

Your insights make my day, Zuzana. I can relate to your feelings about this time of year.

Joop Zand said...

Very good autumn pictures Zuzana, i like your photowork.

Greetings from Holland, Joop

Susan Deborah said...

I bet the seasons will love you dearly for what you write about them. Autumn is a lovely time of the year undoubtedly.

Lots of love.

Joy always,
Susan

JDC said...

Great photos! Such warm colors.

Sumandebray said...

Beautiful thoughts. With such lovely colours around, life ought to be wonderful. Enjoy!
We grew up in a land of 6 seasons but out here its just two ... Summer and NOT Summer!

A Plain Observer said...

I take notice now dear Zuzana. Maybe as you say, it has to do with age and not rushing through life as I did before. Today I took one of the most beautiful runs on a trail. The colors were breathtaking.

Donna said...

Beautiful Autumn photos, Zuzana! I love this time of year for the color.

Hugs,
Donna

Angela Bell said...

You put my feelings about Autumn into words,I too am a summer child but the peace of Autumn is balm to the soul. lots of love Angela x

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Zuzana,

I love Autumn for all the wonderful colours of the golden and redish leaves on the trees and the ground.
Enjoy your week and many thanks for visiting me

hugs
Carolyn

Rajesh said...

You live in a beautiful environment with such lovely flowers.

ladyfi said...

Oh, I love the allure, the scents and colours of autumn!

A lovely lyrical post.

Sandy said...

I wish I could write beautifully the way you do Zuzana! Add your stunning photos to your prose and you are a winner! We are having a most beautiful Fall here...warm, sunny and stunning fall colors. October truly is one of my favorite times of the year. I'm a November baby and it almost always is dark, damp and rainy on my birthday. But not this year (I hope) as we will be in Florida!

Myrna R. said...

Autumn is so different here in the desert, but I do notice and I love it.

Your pictures are so lovely. Thank you for sharing them Zuzana.

Michael Manning said...

Zuzana: I agree with you about Autumn having replaced Summer as my new favorite season. You look happy, healthy and great BTW! :)xoxoxo!!!

Ash said...

I too love Autumn. Your photos are absolutely stunning, Zuz!

Julie Danielle said...

I just love fall and how everything changes. The colors, pumpkins, leaves. Love it!

Rowan said...

Your images of autumn are lovely - it's my favourite season of the year and I love everything about it.