Saturday, October 2, 2010

Delicious Autumn, in Poetry . . .

I cannot endure to waste anything as
precious as autumn sunshine by
staying in the house. So I spend almost
all the daylight hours in the open air.
~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons.
I make a great noise
Of rustling all day
Like rabbit and deer
Running away.
~Robert Frost

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

All-cheering Plenty, with her flowing horn,
Led yellow Autumn, wreath'd with nodding corn.
~Robert Burns

Youth is like spring, an over praised season more
remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes.
Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in
flowers we more than gain in fruits.
~Samuel Butler


  1. Your photos are wonderful! I especially love the second picture of all those pumpkins. The Frost quote is great! :D

  2. What beautiful photos and poetry to match. I just love your posts.

  3. oh wow... we just don't have anything like that here in the UK... sure, they grow pumpkins but not on a national scale like you guys... they just look so... 'autumn' ! great blog as usual x

  4. Beautiful fall photos and I love the verses you chose to accompany them! I so wish the colors of fall lasted longer.

  5. What wonderful bounty!

    Love the knobbly pumpkin!

  6. Autumn IS delicious! I always try to hang on to it! I've not experienced it in New England though. Can you bottle the smell and mail it to me?

  7. What a lovely tribute to autumn with poetry and farmers markets.

  8. Wonderful photos! I am so ready for Fall...can't wait until the weather really decides to cool down here.
    And those pumpkins are fun! Very interesting...

  9. Fab photos - I don't think I've ever seen that many pumpkins!

  10. Loved all the quotes and great photos! Also, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting. You are always very, very welcome. Susan

  11. Hi Mary, thanks for stopping by and finding me! So glad to have found you and all your wonderful New England images. My family live in CT and have spent many a wonderful Fall with them, pumpkins 'n' all ;-) Thanks for the reminiscence. And I'm with you re blueberries 'em...and love nothing more than filling the big baskets chocca when we are in CT...nothing like that here in UK!

    Karen x

  12. Great photos! Fall is a wonderful thing!

  13. This makes me excited for Autumn. I can't wait to take the baby to the pumpkin patch!

  14. Oh such beautiful pumpkin pictures. You live in a gorgeous part of the world. It was so nice to have you visit Mennonite Girls Can Cook.
    Lovella from MGCC

  15. I love this time of year in the States. I miss it so much! I used to love seeing the pumpkin patches and stoops around the NYC streets with the Fall decorations. Care to share a real, tradional pumpkin pie recipe for poor old me in the UK? Using scooped out pumpkin rather than the jarred stuff? Keep these fantastic posts coming. x

  16. Autumn is indeed a wonderful time. Thanks for commenting on my orange cake on our cooking blog:)

  17. Thank you for your comment on my blog. New followers are are nice to get and opens you up to so many others! Your blog looks nice~~~will be back when I have more time.

  18. What beautiful pictures of GORGEOUS pumpkins!

    I LOVE Fall!

    Lou Cinda :)


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