Autumn II


Today I came across this quote from Albert Camus that fit perfectly with this photo.

This quote has however served me to make peace with last weeks’ lack of sunny days.  I miss Spring and Summer days but equally love Autumn. How otherwise could I see these colorful leaves and the little droplets resembling diamonds? Isn’t that extraordinary?

Each season has its unique beauty. Winter is going to arrive soon and is also welcome.

Would like to know more about Albert Camus? Here it is:

Albert Camus (7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French Nobel Prize–winning author, journalist, and philosopher. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay The Rebel that his whole life was devoted to opposing the philosophy of nihilism while still delving deeply into individual freedom.

Camus did not consider himself to be an existentialist despite usually being classified as one, even in his lifetime.

Camus was born in Algeria to a Pied-Noir family, and studied at the University of Algiers. In 1949, Camus founded the Group for International Liaison to “denounce two ideologies found in both the USSR and the USA”.

Posting for Colleen Chesebro at Silver Threading: Writer’s Quote Wednesday

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54 thoughts on “Autumn II

  1. Oh, Lucile- I want to come and give you a big hug for this! It is the most stunning photo and Camus has it right. I struggle with winter but the jewel colours of this season are life enhancing. 🙂


    1. I’m with Desley – coming from Brisbane I always find autumn very strange. The first time I saw autumn was when I went to Canberra – and thought it was very magical. Anyhow, I love this photo Lucille – so gorgeous and the quote from Camus just magic. Great work 🙂


        1. lol… Brissie is a funny city — to be honest I have never liked it all that much. As soon as I could I moved out of it – I lived at the Sunshine Coast, then now my home in Aus is another seaside town just north of Brisbane ( Desley, if you are reading, Redcliffe). Since you dont have likes I was forced to come back here and comment, and drink in those beautiful raindrop leaves again 🙂


      1. oh, and i’ve just seen you have a sidebar with llinks to quotes and bloggers – thank you Lucille, for putting me there – I like the side bar idea – maybe its a better idea than my Teahouse, that sits seperately…. 🙂


  2. Great quote! It has been some time since I have read Camus…
    Autumn is a tricky season – beautiful days sometimes, grey and dull ones too. I am lucky that we have a birthday to celebrate in November, so that is something to look forward to. 😉 Generally I can appreciate autumn more if I have had a good, hot, sunny summer. Than I have the feeling “ok, I have had my summer, autumn can come now, I am ready for it”. 🙂


    1. Hi, thanks for dropping by and for the insightful comment. Ido understand how you relate autumn after a good summer. Same here.
      And we also celebrate a birthday I my family in November. Lots in common. 🙂


  3. As always, Lucile, beautiful photo! The poem brought to mind the one by Robert Frost, “Nothing Gold Can Stay.”

    “Nature’s first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.
    Her early leaf’s a flower,
    Though only so an hour.
    Then leaf subsides to leaf
    So Eden sank to grief.
    So dawn goes down to day,
    Nothing Gold can stay.”

    Not the same, but it came to mind.


      1. Hahaha I like to like, and like to be liked, but what I don’t really like is that like from people who don’t really like anything but like my post anyways, as they click on auto pilot.
        A like from a high caliber person like you, is a like that that I like a lot.


        1. “A Like is a Like is a Like” – didnt Gertrude Stein say that? Oh, no, hold on a minute, she was talking about Roses. 🙂
          anyhow, i hear you, but i like likes because sometimes i’m too busy to say much and sometimes – believe it or not – i am lost for words. 🙂


    1. Hi Fim, as always you’re so kind and considerate. Thank you so much for the lovely comment. And what a treat to get this beautiful poem! I love it.
      Heartfelt thanks.
      Have a peaceful weekend.


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