"O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief,
Hearts not adverse to being beguiled."
The colors are pure perfection. The vibrant oranges and rusts, the dark reds, mixed in with the mellow tinges of gold, some so lightly touched by the hand of nature, you hardly see any change at all.
Let me take you to a place which I love.
A place that signifies all that is beautiful in this world, and after we have gotten our fill of what it has to offer, we can understand a little better the wonder of it all...that place is Autumn.
A beautiful Monarch butterfly, itself dressed in an Autumn pallet, tasting the nectar of a last lingering bloom.
A front row seat in Mother Nature's theater.
A pot of tea and a beautiful bouquet awaits.
Soft, but brilliant colors, against a canvas of green.
A rusted iron fence guarding a stately mansion.
A cushion of mums perfuming the air with their spicy scent.
Pieces of natural granite, by the side of the road, as if waiting to provide a seat for a weary passerby.
A soft glow as seen from a lace covered window.
A warm welcome to all who enter.
A fragrant rose, the last of the season.
A remarkable gathering of clouds.
Beautiful berries suspended through the branches of a cedar tree.
A golden chrysanthemum worshiping at the foot of the crepe myrtle tree, dressed in her fall finery.
A few Chinese Lanterns mixed with some wheat, accompanied by a paper cabbage.
A fantasy pumpkin to celebrate the season.
A waning Autumn sunset in the Sierra sky.
I hope you enjoyed the colors of Autumn and will take the time to rejoice in this beautiful season.
Soon the winds and rain will come and all that is Autumn will be put to rest until next year, but before that happens....
....I trust the path that you take will lead you to a place of solitude and quiet so you can hear the last rustling of the autumn leaves....Judy
"And they were canopied by the blue sky,/
So cloudless, clear and purely beautiful."
Lord Byron, "The Dream"
I was fortunate to find these lovely "PINK" dishes at an antique sidewalk sale in town this past weekend. There were 5 and I paid $20 for all. I thought $4 per dish was a good deal, but even if it wasn't, I'm glad I found them.
Bramble by Wedgewood, England
I am sharing with these parties this week: