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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Autumn has arrived y'all!

“Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.”
William Cullen Bryant

 "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
Albert Camus

"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."
Emily Bronte

 "Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
George Eliot

"Summer is already better, but the best is autumn. It is mature, reasonable and serious, it glows moderately and not frivolously...It cools down, clears up, makes you reasonable..."
Valentin, Finnish writer

"Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn."
Elizabeth Lawrence

Autumn - my favorite time of year. Each leaf is a visual reminder of God's perfect creation. Mums. my birth flower. I didn't like them much until recently. Have their colors become more radiant? Or have I learned to love their beauty? Two strays enjoying the warm rays of sunshine in my planter on top of the ivy that I've cultivated so diligently. It's okay. Have a blessed week.


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a beautiful post, Marlis! I love Fall, too! The colors are so warm and vibrant; and nothing beats sitting next to a cozy, warm fire. I love everything about it!

Entertaining Women said...

The Bryant quote has always been one of my favorites. We had more than 2 inches of rain today. My pansies should be bursting with energy in the next week. Cherry Kay

Johanna said...

Liebe Marlis,
was für wunderbare Sprüche du zum herbst gefunden hast. Und neben den schönen Herbstlaub-Bildern gefällt mir die relaxte Katze sehr gut. Ich wünsche dir auch eine wunderbare Herbstzeit.
Liebe Grüße, Johanna

On Crooked Creek said...

I, too, enjoy the mums and hues of Autumn!!! So kind of you, dear friend, to share your ivy with God's creatures! Still missing our beloved, Maurice! No strays for adoption in our neighborhood...and can't bring myself to attach to another kitten. Only time will tell! Lovely post!

Alycia Nichols said...

I love that Valentin quote. It's as if he could just as easily be talking about a woman "of a certain age." Spot on!!!

The French Hutch said...

Fall is a favorite time of year for me Marlis. The colors, the cool nip in the air with a promise of cozy days at home with family and friends. Lovely quotes along with your fall photos makes a perfect fall post.......


Designs By Pinky said...

Beautiful post. I LOOOOVE Fall, love to SEE the gorgeous colors that the leaves turn but am SO HAPPY to be out of the woods and NOT have to clean up, literally, tons of leaves anymore!!!!!!! WHAT a relief. Autumn always makes me think that God paints this magnificent masterpiece for us to enjoy before the gray of winter. What a beautiful gift. XO, Pinky

Little Miss Maggie said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful fall photos. We are still in summer in Southern California and we don't see the leaves turning here like you do back east.


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