Saturday, October 5, 2013

Fall Leaves

The time of the falling leaves has come again.  Once more in our morning walk we tread upon carpets of gold and crimson, of brown and bronze, woven by the winds or the rains out of these delicate textures while we slept.
How beautifully the leaves grow old! How full of light and color are their last days! There are exceptions, of course. The leaves of most of the fruit-trees fade and wither and fall ingloriously. They bequeath their heritage of color to their fruit. Upon it they lavish the hues which other trees lavish upon their leaves-----
But in October what a feast to the eye our woods and groves present! The whole body of the air seems enriched by their calm, slow radiance. They are giving back the light they have been absorbing from the sun all summer.

~John Burroughs, "The Falling Leaves,"
Under the Maples

Have a Blessed Sunday!



  1. Hello Sylvia.. not sure if its sunday or saturday where you are! its 6.15pm here... the sun is still out , its been a lovely day.
    lovely poem.. happy sunday to you too.

  2. Thanks for visiting my autumn post, I see we are both in awe of the leaves this weekend. I like your quote.

  3. The rain knocked off some leaves but they are peaking here near Boston. At least it didn't. Rain for our niece's wedding. We are cruising tomorrow. Yay!!!

  4. Beautiful words... Sharing many of the Joys of October.

    Oh yes, it is soooooooo beautiful, at this time of year. A last Harrrrraw. Colors almost beyond belief. Glowing, even on over-cast days.

    I'm old enough to remember bon-fires of fallen leaves. Today, burning things isn't allowed in many of our areas. But ohhhhhhhhhh, the delicious smell, of burning leaves! There is nothing like it. It should be made into a perfume. :-)

    Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!


  5. Pretty new Header pic, too.

    And pretty new Icon pic, I think.... At least, I think I remember a different Icon pic for you. If not, it's my olden brain, "misfiring". :-)


  6. Wonderful words in today's post. Today we raked our first pile of leaves and started a fire. I know their are many more fires to come. We can enjoy the leaves a while longer!

  7. So pretty, sweet Sylvia! I feel like I haven't talked to you in ages - I pray you are doing well, friend. Your blog looks lovely for the Fall season. Many blessings and hugs to you!

  8. Lovely post Sylvia. Have a great week.


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