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Golden Autumn:
the leaves in the forest turned yellow,
dark wood brightened

 Wild nature: forest. Golden Autumn: the leaves in the forest turned yellow. Photo by
Golden Autumn. Photograph by


Golden Autumn - it is just Golden Autumn and nothing else. It is not "Indian Summer" in November and it is not Babje leto (Old Ladies Summer) in September.
It is just Golden Autumn and nothing more. Usually It is in October in Russia.
It is a beautiful season. The leaves in the forest turned red and yellow as an old gold.
Many years ago, in 1895, "a classical Russian landscape painter" Isaac Levitan* has painted a picture named "Golden Autumn". It was really beautiful picture, and from that time "the yellow forest season" all Russian name "Golden Autumn".

Isaac Levitan. Zolotaya Osen. 1895
Isaac Levitan. "Zolotaya Osen". 1895

*Isaac Levitan was Jew.


Wild nature: forest. The sun in the woods. Photo by
The sun in the woods. Photograph by

The sun hidden deep in summer forest... The sun in the woods

"... All things are connected.
This we know.
The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth.
This we know.
All things are connected, like the blood which unites one family.
All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth.
Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web,
He does to himself.”

--An oft disputed translation of an 1854 speech by Si’ahl

There were always many forests In the Smolensk region. Even today near the Ugra river is dence forest which had not cut and not burned since 12 centure. Often wade through a forest is possible only by animal trails.
Now there is capitalism in Russia, wild capitalism. Smolensk woods changed. Very many old forests were cut and very many fields overgrown with young trees.
Along river banks to cut down woods is prohibited by law. Now these woods nobody cares and they are gradually turning into real deep forests.

Good morning, brown bears!
It is a spring in the forest in the Moscow region.
Good morning, brown bears! Photo by

Babye Leto in Russia. It is pretty cool in the morning. Photo by
Babye Leto in Russia. Morning frost. Photograph by

The weather is warm and sunny, but in the morning it can be pretty cool

Babye Leto (Бабье лето) is a meteorological phenomenon that occurs in September in Russia (2 weeks since September 14). It is a period of warm, sunny weather.
The term Babye Leto has been used for many centuries. It means Woman's Summer but not Summer of old ladies! Many years ago women in villages worked hard all the summer long. Only in September they may have a rest - a small summer holiday. They said "The weather is good just for women".

In Europe and North America there is an analogue of Babye Leto - 'Indian Summer'. But it is later, in November, when the leaves have turned or fallen down.

Wild nature. Eco-Friendly Place. Ferns in a dense forest. Photo by
Ferns in a dense forest. Photograph by

Eco-Friendly Place.
There are many wild dense woods in Russia.
Dense forest is very interesting and nice place. Usually it is eco-friendly place, therefore, the forest is very good for city dwellers to relax and spend holidays.
Green trees, clean river, nice wild flowers, a small house in the wood - often we don't understand how these simple things are really important to us.