Culori de toamna

RO: Bun, ca tot ne-a apucat isteria cu frunzele si culorile de toamna, de ne-am zgariat pe ochi in fiecare dimineata cand vedeam pozele prietenilor canadieni pe Facebook, si dupa un weekend ploios de nu se poate, de abia am reusit sa facem doua cadre de Doamne-ajuta, ne-am gandit noi sa mai punem putintica sare pe rana si sa citim duminica seara despre asa numitul “leaf peeping“. Adica pozatul si uitatul la frunzele colorate pe timp de toamna, indeosebi in Canada si Statele Unite. Si adevarul e ca ce poate fi mai demential ca o mare de frunze de artar rosii-portocalii, vazute toate din varf de Mont Royal?

EN: Oh well, now that the fall foliage madness got us, as we were envying our Canadian friends for all those lovely pictures posted on Facebook, and after a rainy weekend that did not allow us to take two decent shots, we just thought that it would be appropriate to rub some salt in our wound and read about the so called “leaf peeping” on a Sunday evening. Meaning watching and taking pictures of the colorful autumn leaves, especially in Canada and the United States. And to tell you the truth, what can be better than a large forest of orange and red maple leaves, all seen from up above the Mont Royal?

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Quebec, Chateau Frontenac
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Ottawa
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Niagara Falls
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Mont Tremblant
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Mont Tremblant
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Montreal
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Montreal
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Ottawa
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Mont Tremblant
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Mont Tremblant

RO: De parca n-ar fi fost suficienta nebunia cu florile de cires pe timp de primavara in Japonia, acum ne-am gasit o noua obsesie 😀 Si nicio grija, nu se lasa ei japonezii mai prejos si vin cu replica tomnatica pentru fabuloasa sakura, plina de flori alb-rozalii. Asa ca si in Japonia exista un “leaf peeping” de toata frumusetea, iar japonezii il numesc “koyo“. De fapt, koyo este pur si simplu schimbarea culorii frunzelor, iar activitatea de a vedea tot spectacolul se cheama momijigari. Pai da, ne-aducem aminte ca asa era si primavara. Sakura e fenomenul de inflorire a ciresilor, iar a te uita si a poza ciresii poarta numele de hanami. Gata, am retinut. Si colac peste pupaza, au si ei japonezii, la fel ca americanii ori canadienii, frunze de artar cat vezi cu ochii. N-or fi ei renumiti pentru siropul de artar, dar pe ici pe colo, pe langa multe cani de matcha si ceva pahare de sake, mai fac si japonezii cate-un pic de sirop de artar. Dar hei, intre noi fie vorba, chiar nu e musai sa strabati oceane ca sa vezi culori de toamna in toata splendoarea. Avem si noi, in dulcea Europa, niste minuni de locuri unde sa poti umple cardurile de jpeg-uri 🙂 Unul ar fi vestita Scotie. Apoi Bavaria, ca tot e la o aruncatura de bat. Si cum sa uitam de Toscana (unde mai pui ca primesti bonus si o groaza de vinuri proaspete :D), ori poate Irlanda, ori poate Valea Loarei.

EN: And as if the cherry blossom madness during springtime in Japan wasn’t enough, we found a new obsession 😀 And no worries, the Japanese people strike back and come with the autumnal replica for the fabulous sakura, full of white and pinkish flowers. So we have some “leaf peeping” in Japan as well, they call it “koyo”. Actually, koyo is simply changing the colors of the leaves, but the activity of watching all this show is called momijigari. Well yes, indeed, we do remember that it was the same during springtime. Sakura is the phenomenon of cherry blossom, but looking and taking pictures is called hanami. Ok, got it. And one more thing, it seems that the Japanese, as well as the Americans and Canadians, have plenty of maple trees as well. Maybe they’re not so renowned for the maple syrup, but what do you now, between all the matcha tea and sake, they also produce some maple syrup. But let’s face it, we don’t need to travel across oceans to see the fall colors. We also have them here, in Europe, some places to fill our cards with tons of jpegs 🙂 One would be the famous Scotland. Then Bavaria, which is quite close to us. And how could we forget about Tuscany (we get some bonus as well, as there is wine season now :D), or maybe Ireland, or maybe Loire Valley. 

Thank you Catalin Dima for these amazing photos from Germany!

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Nurnberg, Germany
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Franconia, Germany
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Nurnberg, Germany
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Nurnberg, Germany
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Bamberg, Germany
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Wurzburg

RO: Dar ce tot batem campii, si Romanica noastra e de pus in top! Nu de alta, dar am fost in weekend pe Valea Doftanei si mai, mai sa ne zgariem pe ochi ca nu puteam face si noi o poza de Doamna-ajuta cu toate culorile bestiale. Dar ce sa-i faci, daca am prins o ploaie mocaneasca si o ceata densa de abia vedeai trei metri-n fata. Dar cine stie, poate avem ceva mai mult noroc weekendul viitor, pe drumurile olandeze. Revenim, n-am terminat cu nebunia asta cu frunzisul de toamna! 😀 To be continued!

EN: But why do we keep rambling about this, as our beautiful Romania is also worth mentioning! As we’ve been to Doftana Valley last weekend, and honestly, we couldn’t take any picture with all those stunning colors. But what can we do, it was drizzling and a thick layer of fog prevented us from seeing even three meters in front of us. But who knows, maybe we’ll have more luck next weekend, on the Dutch roads. So we’ll talk again about this topic, we haven’t finished yet with all this fall foliage madness! 😀 To be continued!

Thank you Vali Muresan for the dramatic photos from Pestera Village!

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Pestera Village
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Pestera Village
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Doftana Valley
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Bran – Inn on Balaban
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Bran – Inn on Balaban
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Doftana Valley – Atra Doftana
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Bran – Inn on Balaban
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Bran – Inn on Balaban
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Doftana Valley – Atra Doftana
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Bran – Inn on Balaban
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Doftana Valley

2 thoughts on “Culori de toamna

  1. Va urmaresc si pe fb si pe instagram. Aveti niste poze minunate si costumatiile de fiecare data ies in evidenta. Felicitari :).

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