And the leaves came tumbling down - Fall Memories 2012

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Autumn season is also called Fall, and is one of the four seasons. Autumn is the season that marks the changeover of season from Summer to Winter. It is in the month of September for the Northern Hemisphere and the month of March for the Southern Hemisphere. The days start becoming shorter and the nights longer.

The word Autumn derives from a French word, and before the 16th century, the Autumn season was referred to as the Harvest season as harvest is done during the beginning of this season, that is in the month of September in the Northern Hemisphere. As more people left farming and moved into towns, the word harvest began losing its significance and it was then replaced by the word Autumn or Fall.

The Autumn or the Harvest season is celebrated in most cultures all around the world as a thanksgiving to all the benefits we reap from the earth. Different cultures and traditions celebrate it in different ways. Also, this is the season when most food are harvested, and pumpkin is one that forms the important part of the Halloween and thanksgiving celebrations that take place during this season.

As we all experience, Autumn is associated with melancholy in poetries and other writings. The days get shorter and colder, and the skies turn grey. We have the cold wind, dark and rainy days, making many people withdraw from social activities.

To brighten up this season, we have the leaves changing colours in various regions of the world that include parts of America, eastern parts of Asia, Europe and parts of Australia and New Zealand. This attracts large number of tourists to these areas.

I too love the Autumn season, for its beautiful colours. Some days are just so beautiful. The mornings and the evenings are exceptional. Skies with beautiful cloudy textures that you will not be able to witness in any other season. The sunrise and the sunset are equally colourful like the season.

In this hub, I thought that I will share the beauty of the fall that I witnessed this year. I have not visited places to click landscapes of Autumn season, but these are photos I clicked close to where I live, and also during my little strolls around my office.

This picture below is an almost dry leaf of the Mahonia plant. Partly red and partly dry. I love the colours on the leaf and its colours stand out against the green background!

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The picture you see below are the semi dry fruits of the Mahonia plant!

Captured in low light. So not a very clear picture!

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A photo of the leaves captured very early in the morning, and it was a dull and dark day with grey clouds as you can see in the picture.

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Another interesting thing I love about this season is, the garden snails. I see more of them than usual. They crawl on top of the grass and leaves, as the ground is too wet after a rain.

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These beautiful red berries caught my eyes. I am not sure of what they are.

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As you can see in the pictures below, rain adds beauty to the Fall season. The rain, the colours and the morning Sun, such a glorious moment to witness.

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Not to forget, the spider-webs adorned with jewel like raindrops.

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The Sun after the rain, and we have beautiful rainbows, this sure brings a big smile on my face!

This is a picture that I took through my bedroom window!

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One can also see the colours of the harvested fields. They go well with the shades of Autumn.

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One of those gorgeous morning skies!!!

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The evening sky with beautiful textures!

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And, not to forget the beautiful and cold nights!!!

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I hope you all enjoyed the pictures. I will be writing another hub about Autumn landscapes and will be posting a few Autumn landscapes. Please feel free to comment and feedback.

Thank you for reading!!!

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livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thank you Rajan, glad you liked them. Thank you for the votes and share!


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Amazing pictures. You have captured them beautifully.

voted up and shared.


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livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thank you Rebeccamealey. Glad you enjoyed it :-)


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

I enjoyed your fantastic photography. Even though it is almost spring,and I am excited about it, I truly love fall.


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livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thank you Radhikasree. I am glad you enjoyed it. Fall is a beautiful season, like a second spring for the year. Thank you so much for your votes and share.


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radhikasree 3 years ago from Mumbai,India

The pictures are calling me to witness fall season there. Besides writing, you can capture nature also in your hands!!

Up, beautiful and awesome. Sharing with my friends here.


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livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thank you Kathryn, I am glad you liked it. Thank you again!


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

I love Autumn! Being in New England, USA, we have spectacular leaves.

You did a wonderful job of taking pretty pictures. It's cool to see what the landscape looks like in another part of the world. The berries, the web, and the skies were especially beautiful!

Thanks for sharing this with us.


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livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thank you so much Peggy W for the votes and share. I am glad you liked it!


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Such beautiful photos! I am going to add a link to this hub in mine titled Fall Colored Tree Leaves ~ Photos of Beautiful Autumn Season in Houston, Texas. Voted up and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


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livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thank you so much Gypsy48. I am glad you liked the photos. Thank you for your appreciation!


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livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Break of Dawn, thank you for the visit. Thank you for your kind words of appreciation. I am glad you liked the pictures!


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livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Kenneth, thank you so much for the encouraging and motivating words. Thank you for your kindness.

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!


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Gypsy48 3 years ago

Beautiful photos. Autumn brings such beautiful colors. Well done :)


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Break of Dawn 3 years ago

What a lovely tribute to the season of autumn - my own favorite season. Your photographs are stunning. Thank you for a colorful and lovely hub. Well done!


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kenneth avery 3 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

livingst,

Amazing hub, my friend. Outstanding presentation and graphics. I love your style of writing and talking. A true gifted writer if there ever was one, and I am glad we met on hubs.

Merry Christmas.


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livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

@Sgbrown, True, Fall is a beautiful season, thank you for visiting and commenting. Thank you for the votes, I am glad you liked it :)


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Such a nice piece here! I love Autumn as the colors are so beautiful and the days are not so hot. Your pictures are great, I love the rainbow and sunset shots! Voted up and interesting! :)


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livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thank you so much Eiddwen. I am glad you liked them. Thank you for the votes and share! :-)


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livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thank you Mary Merriment. Glad you liked them :-)


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

What a wonderful hub;interesting and those photos are amazing.

Great work here and thank you for this.I vote across/up and share. I wish you a wonderful day and here's to so many more to follow,

Eddy.


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Mary Merriment 3 years ago from Boise area, Idaho

Very beautiful photos. Thank you so much for sharing your visual captures of the fall season.


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livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thank you Joan King. I am glad you liked them!!!


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Joan King 3 years ago

Awesome photos! Thanks for sharing

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