The Golden Autumn in South Korea

Hope my previous posts did not convey the impression that the fall foliage in South Korea are all red, orange and pink only.DSCF3335
In our trip, we did see a lot of fall foliage which are yellow or even golden in color.DSCF3334
Everywhere there are lots of Gingko and other trees which gave an impression of a Golden Autumn.DSCF3333

The following is a poem by a Chinese scholar, translated into English:

I like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud.
So I like best of all autumn, because its leaves are
a little yellow, its tones mellower, its colors richer, and it is tinged
a little with sorrow. Its golden richness speaks not
of the innocence of spring, nor of the power of summer, but
of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age.
It knows the limitations of life and is content
Lin YutangDSCF3332

I like Autumn and share the sentiment that – it knows the limitations of life and is content!

On a similar note, Yoko Ono did quote : Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.

88 thoughts on “The Golden Autumn in South Korea

  1. I love the final quote by Yoko Ono…a recognition of the unique nature of each season. I also favor autumn… the hues, the fruit laden vegetation, the final sighs of the season. Love your thoughts and colorful images from Korea!

  2. Autumn can be such a mellow time and the poem by Lin Yutang is so beautiful. I love the colours of autumn, so reminiscent of life’s cycle. Captured beautifully by your eye and camera lens.

  3. THANK YOU for visiting my blog. I think that yours is a great blog. I am going to post a link to this page because I love the images and even more the poem – translated so beautifully, and carrying so much meaning. Best regards and many thanks. Vera

  4. My goodness, Micheal. You are fast. I barely had time to take a breath and your smiling face is already there. Thanks for being the first.
    I love your golden fall photos. We mostly missed fall this year. We got some colors but mostly, we stayed green. It was 60 F today. We usually have a blanket of snow by now. So goes the weather.
    Have a great day.

  5. Michael,
    Thanks for checking out our blog! Your photos of fall foliage in South Korea are very beautiful. We enjoyed similar sights there on our recent travels, but somehow forgot to take photos! Thank you for sharing, they prompted a pleasant trip down ‘memory lane’, warmly Heather and Ari- postcardsfromBeijing

    • Hi Heather and Ari, it’s good that they brought back good memories. We visited Beijing last fall and viewed fall foliage in several scenic locations; unfortunately, Beijing always seems to be covered in haze and the pictures are not as good. Regards, Michael

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