Transition Random- from Summer to Autumn

One day I will probably make peace with the fact that I always run out of schedule with the monthly randoms, but until then I can pretend that at least this time I actually meant the stuff to run over two months, and therefore cover the transition from summer to autumn and such. No, of…

The island when it’s not THE island

It might be a bit surprising that in 10+ years of living in Budapest I’d never been to the island when it wasn’t THE island. I guess I never thought of it as anything else than a loud, hot, beautiful chaos of people and sounds. So it was quite startling to see it as, well,…

Time for Those Foggy Mornings

Every year people complain that winter comes suddenly: there’s Indian summer and then the freezing winds of the Arctic, and you can’t ever really wear your autumn jacket because you’re either too hot or too cold in it. I am coming to think that the famous transition period- probably should be October-never really existed. It’s…

Early Autumn Lights

I love to follow the changing of the seasons in parents’ yard and garden, because it’s all so contained, I know every nook and cranny, so all alterations that would be small elsewhere, are very vividly noticeable here. Early autumn is almost never cold, but the light shifts into a muted hue, and all fruit…