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A Tribute to Autumn
Photographic montage celebrating the season
David Michael Weber (crossfire)     Print Article 
Published 2008-11-22 10:47 (KST)   

Red Autumn Leaves
©2008 D.Weber
Autumn - the season of change where the world gives forth one glorious burst of life and color before succumbing to the long sleep of Winter. Autumn is a season of reflection and poets throughout the ages all over the world have given into this poetic self-indulgence.

Chinese Zodiac draped by Autumn Leaves at Mt. Takao near Tokyo
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Fall foliage at a lake in Bavaria, Germany
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"No Spring nor Summer Beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one Autumnal face."
- John Donne (17th Century England)

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©2008 D.Weber

"...the end of Autumn is in the color of the last leaves"
- Jaukuren (12th Century Japan)

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Autumn leaves at night at Rikiguen Garden in Tokyo
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"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine"
- Nathaniel Hawthorne (19th Century United States)

Autumn sunshine falls on a golden floor
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Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria
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"Everyone hates to see the Autumn go by
This feeling would seemed to be shared by the Heavens"
- Tayasu Munetaka (18th Century Japan)

Fallen Autumn leaves as seen from an English church door
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Painter paints an Autumn scene at Tokyo Station
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"Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the autumn tree."
- Emily Bronte (19th Century England)

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Pagoda at Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo
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"Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower."
- Albert Camus (20th Century France)

Chuzen-ji Lake, Japan
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A Church in Jonesborough, Tennessee
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"Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold,
Her early leaf's a flower
But only so an hour."
- Robert Frost (20th Century United States)

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©2008 D.Weber

"The autumn wind!
The mountain's shadow
Trembles before it."
- Issa (18th Century Japan)

Fall leaves frame Kegon Falls in Nikko, Japan
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©2008 D.Weber

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it"
- George Eliot (19th Century England)

Cornfield in the Autumn morning mist - Tennessee
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Old farm equipment amongst the fallen autumn leaves
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"Ah, it was the Autumn Wind
Not she that I was waiting for"
- Socho (15th Century Japan)

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View from Neuschwanstein Castle
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"So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay."
- Robert Frost (20th Century United States)

Fallen golden leaves
©2008 D.Weber
©2008 D.Weber
©2008 OhmyNews
A native Tennesseean, David M. Weber is currently at the grammatical grindstone cranking out gerunds, dangling modifiers and perfecting tenses as an English teacher in Japan. In his travels, he has hiked the Inca Trail, been mugged in Mexico City, broke his leg in Switzerland, attempted to bike through Mexico and failed, climbed Pyramids in Egypt and Mexico, drank great quantities of beer at Oktoberfest and gambled at Monte Carlo.
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