Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Polish Autumn

Time for good photos. As the autumn comes crushing, it's time to catch the color and essence of the moment with my inseparable mobile phone with 3.2-megapixel camera embedded, which is almost unable to receive calls but the camera itself still rocks! Proud to be an amateur!! :)

The word autumn comes from the Old French word autompne (automne in modern French), and was later normalized to the original Latin word "autumnus". There are rare examples of its use as early as the 14th century, but it became common by the 16th century.

Before the 16th century, harvest was the term usually used to refer to the season. However as more people gradually moved from working the land to living in towns (especially those who could read and write, the only people whose use of language we now know), the word harvest lost its reference to the time of year and came to refer only to the actual activity of reaping, and fall, as well as autumn, began to replace it as a reference to the season.

Who cares about etymology? In Poland they call the autumn: JESIEŃ! :P

Some photos I took from this latest weekend:

  • Left-most picture shows golden leaves before their fall in the sunny Wrocław. That one was taken very randomly, during my walk back home last sunday 12th.
  • Center picture depicts a rare rose from the Tatra mountains. This sample was found in Slovakia in november of 2007 during one of my trips. :P
  • Right-most picture is 2x worth-seeing as you can see the trees and their reflection. I know the water is a bit dirty but nowadays we can't expect any better. This one was taken in the japanese garden, also in Wrocław.

1 comment:

Mili said...

Hey Nanusko,

the pics are great, but the park is grater! Oh, I remember the beautiful autumn in the park, with the golden rusty leaves and the beautiful landscape...oh I miss that park:)

So nice to see ur pics and the rose also:)