Korea’s fall pregnancy has shown me the most brilliant and beautiful autumn foliage I’ve ever seen! Golden yellow, orange, red, back to yellow and now brown. Sadly now, autumn leaves are mostly fallen, signaling winter is close at hand…
It’s such a privilege to be able to witness Fall up-close and in such stunning technicolor detail. Sure, I’ve seen autumn’s wardrobe change in the U.S. from New York, Boston, New Jersey, Maryland, Ohio and Missouri, etc... It’s beautiful (though not nearly as spectacular). Most of the time, I’ve seen it from the vantage point of a speeding Hertz rental car driving to a location shoot or on a highway catwalk headed to the airport.
I’ve never actually seen Fall… fall. My first 9-5 job working in a Korean public school allowed me to finally see it. It’s made me realize that each day is a gift and being chained to a Korean work desk isn’t so bad. If I’m not surrounded by the excited peals of children, then the view outside my office window during this season has made for a pleasant afternoon work break preoccupance. I watch as the wind shakes trees, releasing leaves into a delightful musical sequence… a warm trail of Korean love letters.
Mt. Seoraksan area
My neighborhood of Singi-dong, Daegu
What I get to see outside my office