Sunday, October 16, 2011

It's a Party!


A glance out the window this morning revealed frost-tipped grass. The first frost of the season. 

But the sun shone gloriously, beckoning and beguiling us outdoors. Englishman River Falls is beautiful in every season. The leaves are just beginning to turn color here and the forest is taking on the quiet browns and dull greens of a west coast autumn. It was a party of the quiet sort - no wind today, just the deep peace of the woods. Still, this poem came to mind --

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.

~George Cooper

Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Mary at the Little Red House


18 comments:

Ima Weed said...

First time to read this poem, gave me a smile. Your photo collage is beautiful.

podso said...

Lorri your photos are beautiful--especially the one of the rushing stream! I enjoyed visiting your blog and appreciate seeing fall through other blogger's eyes. Have a good week!

Podso

Pondside said...

What a great poem, and the photos are beautiful. Your gift for sewing and crafting obviously extends to photography!

Reflections said...

Beautiful collage, lovely words inspired.

Teagarden said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing!
Markus

Bernie said...

Such a beautiful mosaic. I just loved those golden leaves.

Katalin said...

photo collage is beautiful
:)
Hi Katalin

Pet said...

It is really beautiful around you.

Cindy said...

Beautiful mosaic! Love this time of your and your post! FALL really does know how to throw a wonderful "party"!
Blessings,
Cindy

Maggie said...

Stunning photographs, what an beautiful mosaic they make.
I've never heard that poem before, it describes our back garden to a T.
Have a great week.

GrandmaK said...

So very lovely!!! And the poem is beautiful! How very apropos! Have a wonderful week! Cathy

Sheila said...

As always the photos of the places you visit on the island bring a feeling of homesickness but I do love seeing them. I'm glad you shared that poem with us today because I feel like I must have read it in my childhood but then again - maybe not. Have a week filled with the things that make you smile, Lorrie.

Jill Harrison said...

beautiful images of the coming of autumn - and a lovely poem to go with it. How amazing the change of seasons must be in your country.
Have a wonderful week, and thankyou for stopping by my blog to say hi.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Englishman River Falls...a lovely spot...especially in autumn! The leaves...and the falls...beckoned us yesterday as well.

Enjoy your week...and may it be filled with sunshine!

Marianne said...

Lorrie, your mosaic is so pretty, and the poem is delightful.

Englishman River Falls looks like a spot where the mystical can be experienced.

Have a delight day,
Marianne

Elaine said...

What wonderful pictures and the poem is charming. I can see the leaves curtsie to each others..Where i live it always looks like the leaves are running across the street to get to my yard.

They are a bit of work.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a treat to see your beautiful photos and read poetry, too! I love this post! I'll have to remember to include a poem sometime...it makes it twice as nice! ♥

Barbara said...

Great mosaic picture. Frost in the morning not so bad when it turns into a beautiful day. We have frost forecast for the weekend.

Nice Autumn poem.