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Monday, November 14, 2016

The incomparable Beauty of Autumn

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face."

― John Donne

I am sure these photos will be appreciated by our discerning colleagues. This was prompted after reading Razaque's last post. Autumn in England is time of continually changing panorama of beautiful colours. Of course this is also the case in many other countries and one of my most vivid recollections of autumnal beauty was at Central Park in New York a few years ago. They call it Fall of course - very appropriate after the Fall in grace of the US people following the Rise of Trump!


  1. A picture is worth a thousand words. A glimpse of natures cycle of life. As always what you see is never the whole story. Thank you for posting those wonderful pictures. Do you wish to remain anonymous as I guess you are not John Donne?

  2. Hi ND. I emailed this to Lucky and only after your comment did I notice that there was no attribution! Sadly the English poet John Donne is dead! Died in 1631.

  3. Beautiful pictures.

    1. Raz,--- your 'Substantial Friend'November 19, 2016 at 3:11 AM


  4. Gorgeous Mahen- just the photos fills one with so much joy!

  5. Through the ages Vivaldi's four seasons have mesmerised music lovers. Autumn comes to life in his music
    Autumn – Concerto in F Major
    The peasant celebrates with song and dance the harvest safely gathered in.
    The cup of Bacchus flows freely, and many find their relief in deep slumber.

    Adagio molto
    The singing and the dancing die away
    as cooling breezes fan the pleasant air,
    inviting all to sleep
    without a care.

    The hunters emerge at dawn,
    ready for the chase,
    with horns and dogs and cries.
    Their quarry flees while they give chase.
    Terrified and wounded, the prey struggles on,
    but, harried, dies.

    This was written by an enthusiastic music lover. He/she too remains anonymous by error or design

  6. Wonderful prose. Apoi ! Hari kultur neda Machang!

  7. Have just returned after a 2 month holiday in Australia.
    The photos are gorgeous.
    I am a llttle out of my depth with all this "high brow" literary efforts!

  8. Sorry I seem to have missed all this. But better late than never! The pictures are out of this world and tell its own story. Nihal's poetry is like music and adds a new dimension to the whole experience. What have I been missing these past weeks! Thanks friends, i.e. Lucky, Nihal, Mahendra, Rohini, Razaque and others. from Zita