After an extended Indian summer, the last few days we’ve seen early morning mists and a delicious freshness to dawn and dusk.  I always feel sorry when summer fades and then have a surprise at the recurring mellow beauty of its successor.  This year, as the summer was long and hot, I’ve been actively looking forward to autumn. 

Smell the autumn, it has come now, rich and full of fruit.  In two days we shall be in the mountains.  What fun we shall have. 

Full of fruit: for us it includes two new fruits, the toffee-coloured jujube and the red-drop fruits of the Italian national tree, the strawberry tree.    

Source: Donald Hall, Romanian Furrow (London: Bene Factum Publishing, 2007), p. 84

Photo credit: jpeter2 at pixabay


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