|1971: Maple Leaf in Four Seasons|
The leaves are falling, time for a walk in the woods
with the burnished autumnal colours crunching underfoot leading along winding pathways.
Perhaps its time for a mushroom hunt. On the left the delicious chanterelle and on the right Boletlus edulis, the cep, which is sometimes called a penny bun in England but the Facit stamp catalogue has it listed as Karl Johan which intrigued me. It seems the reason is the French born King Charles XIV John (King of Sweden and Norway) popularised its use and cultivated it in the grounds of his residence, the Roserberg Palace and so it is named after him.
We have been having some marvellous fiery autumn sunsets recently and one appears on a Finnish stamp
with the added magic of flying swans
This is part of a five stamp miniature sheet issued in 2012 called 'Autumn Dream' described as "surrealistic" it is possibly a vision of the perfect Autumn. The full dreamlike sheet can be seen here
An entry to Viridian Postcard's Sunday Stamps theme of - Country Life/Harvest/Autumn