Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fall Colors & Quotes

These are some of the photos I've taken during the past month or or so. This year, because our area has been so dry, there haven't been the vibrant colors we sometimes enjoy. However, there is still a beauty in the season. Isn't it amazing that there is such beauty as a growing season comes to a close?

Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the autumn tree.

Emily Bronte

Delicious autumn! 
My very soul is wedded to it, 
and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth
 seeking the successive autumns.
George Eliot
(The photo above and the next two below were taken at the Kids' Fishing Pond at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. I thought the quote fit because at the time I was taking the photo, I could hear the birds on the salt marsh, taking a rest as they migrated through on an autumn day.)

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

Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. 
The winds will blow their own freshness into you,
 and the storms their energy, 
while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
John Muir

falling leaves
hide the path
so quietly
John Bailey
Autumn, A Haiku Year.

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

Autumn wins you best by this, 
its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
Robert Browning

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.
Elizabeth Lawrence

Autumn is a symphony of permanence and change.
Bonaro W. Overstreet
(Same windmill taken at different times of the day and different angles.)

For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. 
For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.
Edwin Way Teale
Autumn Across America.

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