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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Evening, Wisdom and the Beauty of Autumn



From my lovely friend in Mumbai!

Brilliant skies,
dew-fresh mornings,
fresh
yellow green leaves,
enjoying their first day
in the Kindergaarten woods.

Sunny Days,
a strong crowded green,
hanging out with the crowd,
overlooking the bay,
swinging in the breeze,
flirting in the rain,
its the Teenage Woods.

And then Life
starts
its health lessons,
some tough browning,
pale yellowing,
some angry reds
oranges,
clouds dark with
intention
of the imminent season,
its the Middle-aged woods.

It
happens to all
in nature,
a shedding
of the brown and gold,
shivering in Winter,
tough wood
seasoned by snow
and
conserving
of energy within.

The Senior woods,
a time
to draw around you
a cloud cardigan,
a nip in the air,
a sudden ray of sunlight
and a great cup
of hot tea
with a friend....
Posted by Ugich Konitari to Sylvia From Over the Hill at September 19, 2010 8:57 PM

The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on. ~ Carl Sandburg



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



Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. ~ Stanley Horowitz

19 comments:

Rebecca said...

My favorite time of year.

wildcatwoodscats said...

Thanks for visiting on Pirate Day. Do you really have that much leaf color already?

Bill S. said...

I love the fall with the changing of the leaves and the cool morning air.

Beautiful photos.

Kay L. Davies said...

I've always loved Carl Sandburg's fog on little cat feet. A perfect description.
Beautiful pictures, Sylvia!!

Kay,
Alberta

Splendid Little Stars said...

I love those Carl Sandburg verses! I remember first reading them as a child. Autumn is much farther along where you live. It seems to be just starting here. The sky, water, and trees in the first photo is so atmospheric--one can feel the season changing.

Linda Reeder said...

I used the Carl Sandburg 'fog' poem on facebook last week, hoping the little kitty would move along swiftly. My son responded that some times the fog comes on little cats feet, takes a look around, settles down in comfort, and stays to nap.

Ugich Konitari said...

The First one :

Brilliant skies,
dew-fresh mornings,
fresh
yellow green leaves,
enjoying their first day
in the Kindergaarten woods.

Sunny Days,
a strong crowded green,
hanging out with the crowd,
overlooking the bay,
swinging in the breeze,
flirting in the rain,
its the Teenage Woods.

And then Life
starts
its health lessons,
some tough browning,
pale yellowing,
some angry reds
oranges,
clouds dark with
intention
of the imminent season,
its the Middle-aged woods.

It
happens to all
in nature,
a shedding
of the brown and gold,
shivering in Winter,
tough wood
seasoned by snow
and
conserving
of energy within.

The Senior woods,
a time
to draw around you
a cloud cardigan,
a nip in the air,
a sudden ray of sunlight
and a great cup
of hot tea
with a friend....

Linnea said...

My favorite time of the year too! You certainly know how to appreciate it! Lovely post.

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful photographs and thoughts Sylvia.
Have a great week.
Costas

magiceye said...

gorgeous images!!

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear Sylvia,
Adorable pictures and I need to say that I also love Autumn.I'm impressed how fast the seasons are changing here.I also see Autumns colours around.
Beautiful post with lovely words and images!
have a blessed week,
hugs
Léia

Kay said...

I've always liked Sandburg's poem about little cat feet. It puts such a picture in my head. Didn't he write that about Chicago? I can't remember.

JM said...

The top shot is fantastic! Beautiful contrasting colours in the foreground.

me ra said...

Wow...lovely to see the colour of the falls....very soothing to the eyes...wonderful time of the year...Autum...September and October...

Gwendolyn L said...

I really enjoy the colors of fall, but I am sad that summer is gone. Where did it go? So fast, yes, so fast it has disappeared. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us. We appreciate it.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Sylvia,
mi piace molto l'albero rosso dell'ultima foto.
Puoi dirmi come si chiama questo genero di albero ?
Grazie e ciao :)

George said...

I really like that tree with the red-gold leaves.

Quiet Paths said...

So very lovely!

Johnny Nutcase said...

ohh! the trees are changing! I noticed the Aspens were starting, but nothing else yet. Looks beautiful!

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