Monday, April 26, 2010

"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile" - William Cullen Bryant

"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

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

"Autumn's the mellow time."
William Allingham

"Autumn burned brightly, 
a running flame through the mountains,
a torch flung to the trees."
Faith Baldwin

"No Spring nor Summer Beauty hath such grace
as I have seen in one Autumnal face."
John Donne

"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn."
Elizabeth Lawrence

"October's poplars are flaming torches
lighting the way to winter."
Nova Bair

"Falling leaves hide the path so quietly."
John Bailey

"Wild is the music of autumnal wind
 among the faded woods."
William Wordsworth

"For man, autumn is a time of harvest,
of gathering together.
For nature, it is a time of sowing,
of scattering abroad."
Edwin Way Tea


Paul C said...

Your compilation of photos and quotes to celebrate the season are wondrous. Thanks for the paradigm shift amidst bursting buds in Ontario.

alaine@éclectique said...

Paul...thank you, I always look forward to winter too and in spring, the bursting buds are a delight. Thanks for coming for a walk around my garden!

A Country Farmhouse said...

The pictures are so beautiful. And I just love all of the quotes on Autumn. Happy Autumn to you. Trina

alaine@éclectique said...

Trina...thank you for visiting and Happy Spring!

Betsy said...

Oh, my favorite season! Ours is quite far away...I'll live vicariously through you! ;)

steven said...

alaine - spring is becoming here - blossoms, chubby birds, kids playing, the sun staying up later but i am an unabashed lover of autumn and so i thankyou for the posting of any autumnal pictures and thoughts!!! steven

willow said...

I love your autumnal photos and beautiful golden background color to accompany them!

alaine@éclectique said...

Betsy...mine too; spring comes close though.

alaine@éclectique said...

Steven....I should imagine that spring would be most welcome after the snow has worn out its welcome!

alaine@éclectique said...

Hello Willow, thank you and yes, a warm colour for the cold weeks ahead but you know me, always changing things! Happy Spring!

Derrick said...

Super pics and words, Alaine. Many of our trees are still struggling to burst their buds!

Wanda said...

There is exceptional beauty in every season...but being in a northern climate, it is Spring that brings joy and rejuvenation so easily for me and Autumn, a very close second gives me a feeling of contentment and thankfulness!
Wonderful photos and quotes, Alaine!

alaine@éclectique said...

Thanks, Derrick! I'll bet you welcome spring after snow for too long!

alaine@éclectique said...

Wanda, thank you. I wandered around with my new mobile phone a few days back and made my first video 'production'. I still have to figure how to save it to PC and publish but I'm not in a hurry!

Since I posted, so many more leaves have fallen and we're getting some very welcome rain!

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

So redundant, but so true...spring is everywhere and it is a wonderful celebration. But seeing your autumn pictures makes me all nostalgic for that time of year and for the

"flaming torches
lighting the way to winter."

What a lovely blog you have here!

alaine@éclectique said...

Marion....thank you. I've just come in from a long walk in the brisk, autumn air; our town looks so pretty with colour all around. I'll pay you a visit now. Cheers, ♥a

Vagabonde said...

We went to Tennessee for a while so I am catching up now with my blogging friends. You know, the pictures in your post “our home yesterday” could be a scene from Tennessee where there are rolling hills too. I’ll post some pics on it in my next post. Interesting information about the ha-ha walls. Your autumn photos and quotes are beautiful. I like all the seasons really but prefer autumn – the colors, the weather getting cooler, it has a more “homey” feeling. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Nancy said...

Loved all the pictures and all of the quotes. Autumn is my favorite time of year. Your part of the world is slowing down, preparing for slumber, and mine is just waking up.

alaine@éclectique said...

Vagabonde...definitely a more 'homey' feel in Autumn; we're going to light our first fire today, this morning is quite crisp! Thanks for visiting, I'll look forward to seeing your rolling hills.

alaine@éclectique said...

Nancy...that's the way I see the seasons too.

ruma2008 said...

It is really wonderful colors.
The beautiful view is good for this season.

Thank you for visiting my blog.
Happy weekend.

From the Far East.
Best regards.

Lyn said... beautiful to behold, no matter the time of year..the blend of colors you show are lovely..
thank you..

alaine@éclectique said...

Lyn...thank you. I'll bet Central Park is coming back to life! I so wished we'd taken a cab up there earlier in the day but I did see it from the Top of the Rock!

Susan said...

Beautiful post, Alaine! Here's one you didn't include:

Autumn is Spring's flashy sister!

I just made that up. ;)

alaine@éclectique said...

Susan....I love that!