PS The picture was taken by my classmate YM Chan in Hokkaido, Japan.
I have posted quite a lot on the Great Wall, China.
All my photos posted so far have the wall on them. But for a change, this photo is only on the foliage – a view overlooking from the wall.
It was a hazy afternoon and the sun was about to set. Beijing, as usual, was hazy – but this added to the atmosphere, I like the softness of the picture with the hill ridges in shadows.
Please enjoy :-)
In our trip to South Korea, we did see a lot of fall foliage which are yellow or even golden in color. Everywhere there are lots of Gingko and other trees which gave an impression of a Golden Autumn. They remind me of the following poem written by a Chinese scholar and 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 Yutang 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.
Autumn is still here.
Hope that Winter is coming late this year.
So, celebrate Autumn as it is retreating and hope that Winter will be short.
The picture was taken at Hunglouzhi (Temple) in Beijing two years ago.
I would like to share these two images of Autumn.
The black and white image of the same photo shows a more solemn look and a bit surreal.
Please enjoy :-)