24.9.13

Welcome Autumn

















To Autumn

 Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, 
        Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; 
    Conspiring with him how to load and bless 
        With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; 
    To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees, 
        And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; 
            To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells 
    With a sweet kernel; to set budding more, 
        And still more, later flowers for the bees, 
        Until they think warm days will never cease, 
            For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.

 Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store? 
        Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find 
    Thee sitting careless on a granary floor, 
        Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind; 
    Or on a half-reap’d furrow sound asleep, 
        Drows’d with the fume of poppies, while thy hook 
            Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers: 
    And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep 
        Steady thy laden head across a brook; 
        Or by a cyder-press, with patient look, 
            Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours.

Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they? 
        Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,— 
    While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day, 
        And touch the stubble plains with rosy hue; 
    Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn 
        Among the river sallows, borne aloft 
            Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies; 
    And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn; 
        Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft 
        The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft; 
           And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.

~John Keats






8 comments:

  1. what a beautiful bunch of photographs. stunning.

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    1. Thank you! We had a wonderful weekend celebrating the equinox.

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  2. Beautiful. I love your blog. Simple and inspiring.

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad to have shared a little inspiration today. :)

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  3. Delightful post and truly the spirit of autumn - but how did it get here so fast!!

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    1. I know, it seems like we didn't hardly have much of a summer at all. Maybe we'll have a nice long fall to make up for it!

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  4. Apple cake/pie looks delicious! The seed pod photo is beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, Katie. I got poison ivy all over my arm taking the photo of the oats!

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