Let misty autumn be our part





"Pale amber sunlight falls across
The reddening October trees,
That hardly sway before a breeze
As soft as summer: summer's loss
Seems little, dear! on days like these.

Let misty autumn be our part!
The twilight of the year is sweet:
Where shadow and the darkness meet
Our love, a twilight of the heart
Eludes a little time's deceit.

Are we not better and at home
In dreamful Autumn, we who deem
No harvest joy is worth a dream?
A little while and night shall come,
A little while, then, let us dream.

Beyond the pearled horizons lie
Winter and night: awaiting these
We garner this poor hour of ease,
Until love turn from us and die
Beneath the drear November trees.” 

― Ernest Dowson






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Golden October day at Magdeburg


















October turned my maple's leaves to gold; 
The most are gone now; here and there one lingers; 
Soon these will slip from out the twig's weak hold, 
Like coins between a dying miser's fingers.


Thomas Bailey Aldrich




Water games on the Cathedral Place, Magdeburg. The building at the background with this beautiful golden balls on its roof is the famous Grüne Zitadelle, an Architectural Masterpiece by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. I've posted a series of photos about this fantastic location--> here





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Mittag im September

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Es hält der blaue Tag
Für eine Stunde auf der Höhe Rast.
Sein Licht hält jedes Ding umfaßt,
Wie man's in Träumen sehen mag:
Daß schattenlos die Welt,
In Blau und Gold gewiegt,
In lauter Duft und reifem Frieden liegt.

- Wenn auf dies Bild ein Schatten fällt! -

Kaum hast du es gedacht,
So ist die goldene Stunde
Aus ihrem leichten Traum erwacht,
Und bleicher wird, indes sie stiller lacht,
Und kühler wird die Sonne in der Runde.


Hermann Hesse









All photos are taken during a lovely Autumn break in South Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Freiburg and Baden-Baden and around.

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