Having four seasons was a privilege we haven’t realized for a long time. It was just natural and we haven’t really thought about it. As kids we just enjoyed playing hide-and-seek in the park in spring, swimming in the lakes in summer, collecting colorful leaves and chestnut in autumn and ice-skating and building a snowman in winter. But the real magic of spring, summer, autumn and winter was something we started appreciating enough only when we started travelling to faraway places with completely different climates.
Then we realized not just the fact that having eternal summer is an unbelievably good thing but also that actually every season is magical. And living in a place where you can experience all of them is a special gift. Our special gift. And we were so looking forward to the autumn part of this gift!
And finally at the end of October real autumn has arrived to Hungary. The temperature has already dropped for a while but the leaves have also turned yellow, orange and red by November. And we had some clear sunny days to enjoy the autumn colors. So we took a walk in Budapest in the first place.
Climbing up to Gellert Hill for our favorite city panorama hasn’t disappointed this time either.
Even the way up to the top of the hill was very special under the colorful trees. Autumn magic, what could we say? 🙂
From Gellert Hill we headed to the Castle District and then walked along the Danube bank to Margaret Island. This small island in River Danube is probably the most beautiful and peaceful park in Budapest and the favorite of a lot of citizens in every season.
The perfect ending of that afternoon was drinking Christmas flavoured hot tea and eating some chocolate. That is actually the perfect ending of any chilly autumn or winter day. Hmmm… magic of the seasons. 😀
How is autumn in your country?