A technicolor Autumn in Korea is sadly… fallen

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

Experiencing Autumn in Korea

It’s such a privilege to be able to witness autumn weather up-close and in such stunning technicolor detail. Sure, I’ve seen autumn’s wardrobe change on the east coast in the U.S.  Seeing the fall leaves change color is gorgeous, though not nearly as spectacular as Korea.


Mt. Seoraksan area


Gapsa Temple area, Daejeon

My neighborhood of Singi-dong, Daegu

But 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 preoccupation.

I watch as the wind shakes trees, releasing leaves into a delightful musical sequence… a warm trail of Korean love letters.

 


What I get to see outside my office

My Korean school in mid November

The fallen leaves last week


Boo hoo!

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8 Comments. Leave new

Beautiful. I love photos that make a place I’ve never been seem a little more real. The second and third photos are my favorites.

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Gosh! What a scenery! A beautiful colors, yet a feeling..
I thought December already winter :p
Great pictures, love it!

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Oh wow, Korea is beautiful in the fall! Breathtaking photos. Isn’t it the saddest thing in the world, though, when the leaves fall and winter comes?

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Laura in Cancun
December 7, 2010 2:30 am

I love the yellow ones!

In Virginia we got gorgeous fall colors. Haven’t seen fall in 5 years though 🙁

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    @Andrea: Yes, I’ve not seen anything like it in my life. Korea is definitely one of the places to visit if you want to see fall. My pictures actually don’t do it enough justice. The entire landscape changes.
    @Barbara: Hi Barbara! Thanks and maybe you’ll find yourself out here in the future. 🙂
    @Laura: Boo for Cancun on that count. But you’ve got some amazing beaches!

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Love all your pictures! I’m really sad I couldn’t extend my stay. So glad you could enjoy it!

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Oh wow – such gorgeous foliage and colours! I keep seeing photos of autumn in Korea and all these gorgeous leaves lately. It’s really beautiful =)

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