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.