As you might recall, one of the things I looked forward to in Russia was seeing the “sunny juice” of autumn on the sidewalks and “hillsides” of Samara. In my home I have a painting that kept this idea alive in my heart – but now I have some real-life shots that I’m pleased to share with you, my faithful friends and blog readers.
This first one is the one I “dreamed” of and finally saw as we walked in to the Salvation Rehabilitation Center in Pestrovka:
The pictures don’t quite do justice to the glory of the changing season. Lucky for me, autumn in Atascadero is just beginning – so I get to see it all over again. The trees outside my bedroom window are a friendly greenish-yellow, soon to be gold. I’ll have my own sunny juice to drink in, right in my own backyard.
I love the first picture……it reminds me of the poem by Robert Frost “The Road Less Traveled”……..that is you my friend, traveling a road that not many of us travel……and you do it with such joy and enthusiam we feel like we go with you!!! :0)
Thanks for the nice comment, my friend. But I always feel you are with me.
Beautiful :-). Glad you got the opportunity to enjoy such breathtaking places and people.
Still a golden blur through teary eyes. Hard to separate from such strong ties.