Sunflower from the Sunflower State

Sunflower from the Sunflower State

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Anne Got It Right

Frank Anneberg Park - Manhattan, KS
I'm so glad I live in a world 
where there are Octobers.
                                  --Anne of Green Gables

On this October morning, I'm sharing some of my favorite shots from Octobers past, along with some quotes I like. I don't believe I'll be taking many photos today with winds continuing to howl. We'll see how many autumn leaves survive the melee!

Wishing you a day when you see the beauty all around us, even when the wind is gusty 30 miles an hour. (FYI: My October header photo was taken at North Platte, Neb., in October 2010 on a trip to Mount Rushmore and points in between and beyond.)
Dillon Nature Center, Hutchinson, KS
Autumn is a second spring 
when every leaf is a flower.
                                                                ~~Albert Camus

Dillon Nature Center
falling leaves
hide the path
so quietly

                    ~John Bailey

Dillon Nature Center
How beautifully leaves grow old.  
How full of light and color 
are their last days. 
                                                ~John Burroughs



The one red leaf, the last of its clan,
That dances as often as dance it can,
Hanging so light, and hanging so high,
On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky.

                                                                   ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Frank Anneberg Park, Manhattan
October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.

                                   ~George Cooper, "October's Party"
Dillon Nature Center
There is a harmony in autumn, 
and a luster in its sky,
which through the summer is not heard or seen, 
as if it could not be, as if it had not been!
                                                                            ~Percy Bysshe Shelley

The County Line - October Sunrise, 2011

4 comments:

  1. Kim, neat pictures and great quotes! My favorite is "Autumn is a second spring
    when every leaf is a flower." ~Albert Camus

    We would love 30 mph winds. That would be much nicer than 60+. Honest! Today is the second day of horrible wind. They say it will go down sometime tonight. I am ready for a good nights sleep. J says our old farm house is making sounds he has never heard before.

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    1. Robyn - It seems I underestimated the winds when I posted early Thursday AM. In Kansas, we, too, had gusts to 60 MPH and sustained winds that we much higher than 30 MPH. It was a horrible, dirty day with ground blowing everywhere. We were without electricity all of Thursday evening. I guess it was kind of ironic I posted such pretty pictures on a not-so-pretty day!

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  2. What a wonderful post! The pictures gorgeous, and the quotes sublime. Thank you so much for the last photo! Windy here in Leavenworth County, too.

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    1. As I told Robyn, it turned out to be a bit windier here than my predicted 30 MPH. I'm hoping for a better day in Kansas today! Thanks for stopping by!

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