The picture says it all!!
Technically, I’m still living Thursday (infact I have a good 45-minutes until Friday begins :-)). So here’s my post for Thursday Challenge, that has the theme ‘Green’ as I read on IHM’s blog.
I miss the green, spring has just about started here, but it is still chilly at times.
And, on that green note, tomorrow is the end of the week. Time certainly flies!!
Apologies for bombarding you with my beautiful leaves… but kya kare, they are just so gorgeous….
And this beautiful afternoon…. (Btw, the bridge in the far end – the one that goes up like a little arch – was the one in the James Bond boat chase … I’ve forgotten the name of the movie now 😦 but will try to rattle the failing memory…)
(Apologies to my FB friends, this is going to be a repeat!!)
I should have waited until today, to post the autumn pictures! For that is exactly what this week’s Thursday Challenge is all about!!!
This picture was taken last evening. And what a contrast to the glorious orange/gold carpet that we saw just seven days ago!!
Perhaps every person living in India would agree with me, when I say that we have only two seasons – 1- Summer. 2- Winter. Finito.
We simply do not have the concept of Spring or Autumn, because that’s just what our country has been blessed with! (Note the sarcasm, please!!). My Mum used to say, very often, that Chennai has only two seasons too – Hot. And Hotter. The last few years have ofcourse changed this perception, as now we experience ‘Hotter and Hottest’ weather! (Which brings me to another question ‘When does one say ‘weather’ and when does one resort to ‘climate”. But, I digress.)
So, the last few years in London have given me such a beautiful glimpse into the four seasons of Nature. Each season is marked by the weather, the time of sunrise and sunset, and many other factors.
However, to me, the leaves tell all. While I enjoy the bright green leafy trees whose branches sway merrily in the summer breeze, I also love the striking beauty of stark naked trees, that go into a hibernation of sorts, every winter.
But what I truly and dearly love, is this time of the year, when leaves turn from Green to Gold, and that too in phases. One day its all green. The next day, they have turned a most beautiful shade of Orange. Then a mesmerising yellow with Golden hues. And finally, ofcourse, they fade away.
And this… one tree is completely green, the other turning golden yellow, and the third, who has quite been stripped of its leaves already!
And most of all, this… a beautiful carpet of golden , orange leaves…