As the sticky weather and easy vibes of summer fade, the cooler, more grounded climes of the fall season assert their dominance, and the effect is bitter-sweet. While it's easy to mourn the loss of beach days, sliced watermelon, and a decent base-tan, fall does a pretty amazing job at easing the passage, offering alternate joys like apple picking and pumpkin beer. Chief among fall's benefits? The brilliant, kaleidoscopic landscapes that come with the changing leaves.
There's no doubt that the reds and yellows of the changing leaves make the dropping temperatures a little easier to handle. Think of it the way Albert Camus did. He once wrote, "Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower."
So go on. Embrace the leafy landscapes and celebrate autumn's brightest hues with our collection of amazing pictures of fall from around the globe. And, yes, there's way more than Vermont and New Hampshire represented—think Kyoto, Japan; Umbria, Italy; and Loch Awe, Scotland.