Few people do not know that the Great Wall has been a boundary that kept the “barbarians” out of medieval China.
This wall, which runs for thousand of miles, protects the Han people from the attacks of the outsiders.
The wall now attracts visitors from all over the world.
The boundary, which gallops through hilly terrain, is an ideal place to view colored foliage during Autumn.
I have always liked Kew Garden in London, UK.
It was an inspirational moment to walk in the garden during fall.
There was a thick carpet of leaves under my feet, and the light just shone through the trees.
It was a rare moment I experienced in my life.
Here is another photo taken during Autumn two years ago.
The focus was the leaves which we enjoyed seeing so much.
We certainly miss the foliage in South Korea and would like to be back one day!
I have not been writing anything on retirement or old age for a long time.
The recent surge in the number of readers reading my post ” Early Retirement= Early Death?” https://retireediary.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/early-retirement-early-death/ urged me to write instead of only posting photos.
For sure, I am stepping into the Autumn of my life. But are we not just the Autumn foliage, colorful and beautiful, before Winter finally arrives?
For this I would like to share with you a photo taken two years ago in South Korea.
Here is also a Video passed to me by a friend – ” The Secrets of Old Age” which I found very meaningful and which I would like to share : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgBF3sIPm4c In summary, the secrets of old age are:
I have three walls here, photos of which were all taken in Seoul, South Korea.
We were there at the “right time when foliage has changed their colors.
While the main subjects of these photos are on walls, the Autumn foliage does make a contribution to the quality of the pictures.
This picture left me wordless!
PS The picture was taken by my classmate YM Chan in Hokkaido, Japan.
Here is another entry for this week’s Daily Press Photo Challenge.
The picture was taken in a park in Beijing.
Autumn was in the air and the light shone through the leaves.
The leaves looked colorful to me, in fact, I could visualize some looking like butterflies dancing the sky.