The advent of Pani Jesień

Summer’s over and the leaves are colouring and falling. That’s the work of Pani Jesień who paints the leaves and sweeps them off the trees and ferments fallen crab apples and deepens the red of rowan berries and swells other berries and allows flowers to flourish into final bloom and opens the spiky horse chestnuts revealing their glossy brown nuts and begins to chill the air.

The leaves crunch and scrunch underfoot and if you lie down amongst them you can watch more fall, twirling their way to the ground. Occasionally one lands on you and you feel blessed. On a windy day from the apartment window you can watch linden helicopters rise to the third floor and whirl their way horizontally from the tree to the road. When you scratch out the seed from a maple samara you find that it is shaped like a tiny heart.

Golden Polish Autumn is on its way.

About morselsandscraps

A retired Australian who spends a lot of time in Warsaw, and blogs as a way of life.
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11 Responses to The advent of Pani Jesień

  1. Sue says:

    And you have the temerity to admonish me for posting about impending Autumn! Such effrontery!

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  2. Rosemary Barnard says:

    I keenly anticipate photographs to match the word pictures, Meg!


  3. restlessjo says:

    I was almost lost in worship of Autumn till I got to your last shot and then I just had to giggle. 🙂 🙂 Spellbinding stuff, Meg!


  4. Sue says:

    Golden Polish Autumn, indeed, Meg! Love that last shot!


  5. Heyjude says:

    Definite autumnal signs there Meg. I am always wary of kicking leaves (or indeed lying in them) in case of hidden dog poo!


  6. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Lovely photos of course, especially of you all lying in the leaves, but this time it’s your words that most entranced me, happy Wednesday my dear Meg 🙂


  7. You’ve captured such great details, Meg! Makes me excited about Fall coming here, my favorite time of year! I can’t wait until the leaves start really changing colors here, so I can take some long walks and get some Fall photos.


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