Sunday, October 10, 2010

October gave a party...

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.

The Chestnuts came in yellow, The Oaks in crimson dressed; The lovely Misses Maple In scarlet looked their best; All balanced to their partners, And gaily fluttered by; The sight was like a rainbow New fallen from the sky.

Then, in the rustic hollow, At hide-and-seek they played, The party closed at sundown, And everybody stayed. Professor Wind played louder; They flew along the ground; And then the party ended In jolly "hands around." ~George Cooper, October's Party

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face.
~John Donne

We have taken a couple afternoon drives lately to enjoy the beautiful fall color that shows itself so abundantly in Michigan and the photos in this post
are some that I snapped along the way.

Picture above is heading down the road toward
our home

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

October's poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.
~Nova Bair
Enjoy this beautiful autumn day! Blessings~

7 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Hello Sandi... your October photos and poems are just beautiful! I especially love your gorgeous road heading home...stunning!... xoxo Julie Marie

Hope Filled Living said...

Sandi,
I love this post! The photographs and the poetry are beautiful. Fall is just such a pretty season, full of God's abundance.
Blessings,
Mary

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi Sandi... Lovely Autumn post... It is lovely here and many people enjoying the pools and ocean...

Irene said...

What a lovely post, thanks so much for sharing.

QueenBe said...

The colors are stunning right now, and the weather is outstanding! I wish it would last much longer. Great post!

Elyse said...

beautiful!

(and i remember singing the october/party song in elementary school!)

xo
elyse

A Cottage Muse said...

Nature's beauty at it's best!!