Trying to capture the autumn vibe in Princenhage // Breda
Seasons in Curacao
Some people state that you won’t encounter a change in seasons in Curacao. I didn’t agree. True, the passing of a year won’t bring a marked change in the surrounding environment as it does in the Northern countries of Europe and America. And throughout the year you won’t experience big changes in temperature nor wind direction (always north-east trade winds). The tropical climate ensures year-round sunshine.
However, you will encounter changes in rainfall and wind speed. During lent – from February to April – the strong kuaresma winds begin to blow. An excellent time for kiting. In September, because the trade winds lay down, the weather is hot and dry. Followed by the wet season which often starts in October when huge amounts of rain fall over a short period of time. Once in a while the heavy showers last for several days, but mostly it only takes a hour or so before the sun comes out again.
When we lived in Curacao, the children used to go out playing in the heavy rains during the raining season. I loved watching them having fun with the mud while I waited with dry towels and cups of hot chocolate. Those times always reminded me of autumn in Breda.
Autumn in Princenhage // Breda
Living in Princenhage, it is delightful to experience the changes of autumn in The Netherlands. It is nothing like the rainy season in Curacao. Autumn comes in full swing. The metamorphosing trees dropping their leaves. The sun appearing lower in the sky and changing the light. The green fading into a golden brown, chestnut red, warm yellow. After living for more than a decade in the Caribbean, I appreciate the autumnal colours and the various changes of autumn in Breda much more than I ever have.
Colour inspiration // The colours of autumn in Princenhage
Pale yellow ~ C=10 M=25 Y=60 K=0 // R=215 G=185 B=125 // #d7b97f // PMS 1215
Straw ~ C=25 M=30 Y=85 K=0 // R=190 G=165 B=80 // #bda750 // PMS 458
Chestnut red ~ C=15 M=40 Y=50 K=0 // R=200 G=160 B=130 // #c89e82 // PMS 486
Old lavender ~ C=15 M=30 Y=30 K=0 // R=200 G=175 B=165 // #c8afa6 // PMS 5215
Photographs taken during autumn in Princenhage ~ Breda // The Netherlands © Irèn Nooren // Memento Vivi
Photographs taken during sunset in Trippelberg ~ Breda // The Netherlands © Irèn Nooren // Memento Vivi
More photo-editing by Memento Vivi // Irèn Nooren
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