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~


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...

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

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...


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


A Cottage Muse said...

Nature's beauty at it's best!!