Thursday, August 23, 2012

Autumn Inspiration

Autumn is a season bursting with wonderful sounds, smells and colors.  Geese begin flying south, acorns fall to the ground, the rich aroma of apple cider, cinnamon & spices, the colorful blanket of leaves, the brilliant blue sky.  It is my favorite season and I am so thankful that I live in an area where I get to experience it in all its glory.

Another favorite of mine is Laura Ingalls Wilder.  I loved her books as a child and read them to my children when they were small.  Here is a poem of hers describing this glorious season.

“I strolled today down a woodland path –
A crow cawed loudly and flew away.
The sky was blue and the clouds were gold
And drifted before me fold on fold;
The leaves were yellow and red and brown
And patter, patter the nuts fell down,
On this beautiful, golden autumn day.

A squirrel was storing his winter hoard,
The world was pleasant; I lingered long,
The brown quails rose with a sudden whirr
And a little bundle, of eyes and fur,
Took shape of a rabbit and leaped away.
A little chipmunk came out to play
And the autumn breeze sang a wonder song.”

-Laura Ingalls Wilder

To get you thinking about the upcoming Autumn season, I put together a collection of images to inspire you.  I hope you enjoy them!
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2 comments:

  1. Lovely images and poem - we don't have Autumn here in Queensland so I love see other peoples photos!And the hair extensions look great. Maybe one day.......

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  2. I would really miss not having an Autumn season, actually, I would miss any of them. That's whats special about living where I do, I get to enjoy all four seasons.

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