27 Oct 2015

AUTUMN OR FALL ?

Does anybody know the difference between autumn and fall ? The only difference I personally see is that in autumn everything falls ! The leaves and even we fall back one hour. Maybe that's good for the farmers because the cows get milked an hour earlier, but for us office people, we come home when it is dark. Not very enjoyable.



Lots of people find the autumn colors wonderful. That's true, if only they would stay the whole year and not fall on the street or in the gardens en masse ! The streets are slippery and the statistics say that most of the car accidents are caused in fall, when the leaves fall



Hospitals have to deal with some broken legs thanks to falling fall leaves.



The beauty doesn't last long and then only ugly brown leaves remain on the street and the trees are all naked besides the firs and some others.



In our aqua gym garden there were so many leaves that a machine had to be hired. (Therefore the price of the season card increased, and didn't fall !)




The city too does a good business, because all these leaves have to be collected and put in special paper bags.





These paper bags of course are only sold by the city !

I think by now you have understood that autumn/fall is not my favorite season !


Pictures taken in Waterloo (Belgium)


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13 comments:

Mara said...

I do have several trees in my garden dropping their leaves, but I leave them: extra nutrition for the grass.

Fun60 said...

I love the Autumn colours. ( I have always thought that Fall is the American term for Autumn.)Weare fortunate here that the local council hoover up the leaves frequently to prevent accidents.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful autumn colours! (Fall is what the Americans call autumn...)

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

The autumn colours in the sunshine are so lovely.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and colorful images of autumn and fall.

Linens and Royals said...

Most of the trees here are green all year round. To see any Autumn colours you would need to go west up the mountains or travel furthur south.

Andrew said...

We don't have so many leaves in Autumn, so not much of a problem. The trees do looks so nice though. I have just signed in as a different person to test if you receive this comment to your email.

Powell River Books said...

Beautiful fall colours. - Margy

pattisjarrett said...

The paper bags for the leaves is interesting. Here we have to use clear plastic bags for yard debris. The leaves turn and look so pretty, but it's all downhill from there!

colleen said...

Beauties! Maybe fall is gold and autumn is orange.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Some little girls are named "Autumn" but I have never heard of one named " Fall". I actually like early part of the season and all the color changes, but it just doesn't last long enough. Winter is the worst.

Villasappho Liesbeth said...

Every season has his own problems rigth?

Gracie said...

I't my favourite on the contrary...I like things that are somehow in the middle...