Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall

“What’ll we do with ourselves this afternoon?” cried Daisy, “and the day after that, and the next thirty years?”

“Don’t be morbid,” Jordan said. “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald*, The Great Gatsby

Kraków, Poland

When I was little I actually thought the new year started in the fall, because that’s when school starts, or maybe because that’s when the Jewish new year starts. I don’t remember when I realized that January 1 was when the rest of the world marks a new year, but since I’ve always been in school (either attending or teaching) I still get the feeling that autumn is a new beginning.

Berkeley, California

Here in Hangzhou the leaves have just started to change properly. The weather is finally cool and pleasant instead of insanely humid. It really feels like something is starting over.

West Lake, Hangzhou, China
Hangzhou, China

But really, there’s no reason for this entry other than to show off some pretty photos of fall from various places around the world. Enjoy!

Indianapolis, Indiana
Bergen, Norway
Bergen, Norway
Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden
Kraków, Poland
Kraków, Poland
Wrocław, Poland
*probably stolen from his wife, who knows, hashtag free Zelda. Seriously, you should read her biography!

9 Replies to “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall”

  1. Autumn is my favourite season, both because of its colours (it perfectly includes all my favourite ones, orange above everything), and because I feel refreshed for the start of something new: I’m not Jewish but I have been a student for pretty much my entire life so far, so I perfectly understand what you mean.
    The photos you shared are very cool, especially the ones from Poland! The colours of the second last one are particularly beautiful~

    PS: Thank you for the final book suggestion, I must check it out 🙂 #FreeZelda

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  2. I always felt like the new year started in the Fall too! Because of school/a new grade starting and summer ending. I think it’s perfect and makes more sense that a year year begins after the leaves drop. I also find it interesting how there are different New Years around the world both the date and the time to celebrate!

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  3. I’m a fall baby, born on this day in fact, and have always felt the same way about Autumn. Leaves never had a chance to develop color in the northeast this year–maybe too much rain–and today is rainy and windy and blowing down the monochrome brown leaves. I too feel like maybe I haven’t fully developed my color.

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    1. Happy birthday! I’m sorry the leaves are a disappointment this year. I actually did a science lesson on why they change color, and maybe it didn’t get cold enough, fast enough this year? Here’s hoping next year is better, in every way.


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