27 Oct 2011
WHAT AUTUMN MEANS TO ME
more participants at Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Thursday
Jenny asked us to show "anything autumn". I am jalous of people who live in countries without autumn ! I would be happy with spring, summer and winter. 3 seasons are enough.
In autumn it's usually humid or rainy, and everything looks sad. The trees and bushes lost their green dress and the yellow or brown leaves are laying on the street or sidewalks which looks dirty and you risk to slip and break your neck ! In the woods it's not better.
The flowers are fading and the once blooming gardens look dull. On top of that we have two official holidays celebrating sad events, but which of course are interesting for working people because they have a day off. If it falls on a Saturday or Sunday the Monday is off which makes a long weekend.
On November 1st it's "All Saint's day" where all people use to go to the cemetary, once a year. They clean and flower the graves. If it's not possible to go, because of laziness or health reasons, there is a special service who cleans the graves and puts flowers on it. Of course you have to pay for that, but meanwhile you can spend your long weekend at the sea or in the Ardennes or in your cosy home. Cemetaries look rather grey and dull the whole year long except just before or after "All Saint's day", wjere it looks colorful.
The other holiday is "November 11". Only a few people know for what reason they don't have to work, it was the end of the First World War ! There are maybe one veteran left (he still was there last year) so veterans from WW II are there when the King puts a crown at the war memorial.
So honnestly autumn is not really a season I enjoy !