Both images made Flickr Explore, one on Oct. 19th, the second the following day, Oct. 20th. They are so different. The first, The Last Hurrah, is harsh, raw, and German expressionist in it gaudy vibrant colors and impending decay. The second, Maple Madness, is soft, dreamy, languid in its portrait of several maple leaves in their changing autumn colors. Such different moods... l'ombra and la luce, darkness and the light of fairy tales, Dunkelland and Märchenland.