The final colors of autumn

November 21, 2011

I had almost forgotten how fleeting autumn is here in Germany. It seems like as soon as the air turns crisp - and the leaves turn yellow, orange and red - it's time for Christmas and winter (unlike in California, where the brown, dead leaves piling up in our front yard seemed to last forever). As much as I love the holiday season, I really do wish fall and all its beautiful colors lasted a little bit longer.

In the past few weeks, we've been spending an increasing amount of time outdoors to enjoy the last bit of autumn. Sure, winter doesn't officially start for another month, but the start of the Christmas market here in town tomorrow and the weather say otherwise. So here's to all the beauty of autumn! Now onto Glühwein, Weihnachtsmärkte and Schnee - bring it on, winter!

*Daily Drop Cap by Jessica Hische