Pink autumn 粉紅的秋天

Autumn has arrived in Taiwan as quick as summer has gone and suddenly I find pink autumn on my doorstep.   Everyday I leave home I walk along this section of the river.  I’m not sure if river is the right word.  They’re man made from the days when Taiwan was occupied by the Japanese at the turn of the century.  And there’s always water flowing through.  The water is clean(ish) but the sides are quite yucky.  Apparently the locals have complained and the authorities will come to clean it up very soon.  Let’s see.

前兩個星期發覺原來秋天已靜靜的來到,而且還是一個粉紅的秋天。 家附近 (髒)川兩旁的樹上長滿了粉紅色的葉, 像告訴我們夏天走了,聖誕節很快就來臨。 之前一直都想要拍下粉紅的秋天,但拖拉的我,拖了一天又一天, 拖到粉紅樹葉都掉下來。 今天出去吃飯之前經過,決定應做的事就要做。

Pink autumn walk, Taiwan

YEAR END

I try not to look downwards when I walk along here. The view at eye level and above is much better.  It’s been like this for the past couple of week as soon as autumn has started.  One day, I suddenly noticed that the two rows of trees on both sides had turned bright pink.  The pink and green reminded my of Christmas plants that are green and red.  This is like a prelude to Christmas, reminding us that we’re moving further into the end of the year.

Autumn walk, Taiwan

Autumn walk, Taiwan

 

Autumn Walk, Taiwan

 

PINK AUTUMN

When I first noticed the pink autumn, the trees were a lot pinker.  I could see the beautiful trees even before I got to this section of the river.  Now the pink leaves are gradually starting to fall.   In fact, if you look closer,  some of the pink leaves aren’t flat.  I have no idea how to describe them.  In fact I don’t even know what kind of tree this is.  If you know, please tell me.

Autumn walk, Taiwan

Pink leaves in autumn

 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER PINK AUTUMN?

I wish I’d stopped to take some photos a couple of weeks ago, they were so much more beautiful.  I kept on saying I’ll do it tomorrow.  Tomorrow came and went, and then there was another tomorrow, and another, and another.  Today,  on the way out to dinner, I was determined to do what needs to be done.  No more procrastination. As  I was taking the photos, I wondered what it would look like in a few more weeks time.  What happens after pink autumn?  Will it become dull like this?

What’s autumn like in your part of the world now?  Is it still hot?  Turning cool, or freezing cold already?  Do you have a pink autumn like me?  Or maybe red, yellow or even white?  I’d love if you can share some of your autumn photos with me.  Thanks.

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