Autumn Colors of Belgrade

 

Autumn Colors, originally uploaded by bill kralovec.

We are in the peak color season in Belgrade. In Europe, as opposed to my birthplace of Michigan, the colors are mostly yellow. The theory goes that there are more tree species in North America that gives more colors and the ice age killed more of red-producing pigment trees in Europe than in North America. Despite not having the reds and oranges, it is still a beautiful time of year. Above is a photo of a wall at our school.

It was great this morning. I was walking with Ocean to our car and she said, “it is leaf day today.” There were leaves literally falling all over the drive way. It has been great to experience the change of seasons, especially for the kids.

It has also been foggy this week in the mornings. Below is a photo of our yard yesterday morning.

Winter Weather Has Arrived

 

Pumpkin Carving
Pumpkin Carving

It felt like someone turned on the winter switch as the cold, wet weather came in a hurry this week. Up until Monday, the weather has been absolutely beautiful with warm temps and sunny skies. This week temps were near freezing, although yesterday it finally warmed up a bit and the skies cleared. It has got us all in the autumn mood and as you can see by the photos in this post, we’re doing all of the fall activities. 

 

Nadia receives help from kids in sorting through the winter clothes
Nadia receives help from kids in sorting through the winter clothes

 

 

It is a nice change of pace after so many years in the tropics. This week we took the winter clothes out of storage. We also carved the Romanian pumpkins that we stole from a peasant farm a couple of weeks ago. I also finally figured out my blackberry and uploaded all of the photos to my flickr.com site. The phone takes excellent photos.