Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy October!

"October is nature's funeral month. Nature glories in death more than in life.
The month of departure is more beautiful than the month of coming - October than May. Every green thing loves to die in bright colors."
- Henry Ward Beecher

"O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away."
- Robert Frost, October

More October poems, quotes, etc.


Rue said...

Happy October to you!

Just wanted to let you know that I've worn my pumpkin necklace twice now, and I have people stopping me on the street to ask where I got it!

Enjoy your show this weekend!

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

This is always my favorite month. There is a stark beauty in it.

Heather said...

Lovely photos!

(and I love Robert Frost!!)

Split Rock Ranch said...

I love Fall and October is certainly the month that best represents Autumn. There is something so satisfying about harvesting crops that one so lovingly cared for all those summer months. And watching Mother Nature prepare for the long cold winter, the smell of dried leaves, the sound of dry leaves crunching underfoot....ah... Fabulous photos!

Zan Asha said...

Haha, I just posted a little ditty about October on my blog, also! I think it's a favorite month of many folks! I LOVE the picture of the heirloom tomatoes, etc, beneath that mule's stall :)

jane augenstein said...

Oh, Jennifer! Love the poems and love the fall pictures. Awwww the one with the donkey or mule is my favorite!! LOL Gilly and I went for a nice fall ride today, it sounded nice to hear the dried leaves crunching under his hooves as we walked along! Someone was burning some wood or brush and it smelled like fall. Sights and sounds of fall are my most favorite of all.
Thanks for sharing the nice post!

Dawn said...

Just beautiful... my favorite season...

be well...

Vixen said...

And a very Happy October to you too!

Jennifer Rose said...

the reflections on that pond are gorgeous :) I love this month, better time then december for me :D

Dori said...

Happy October to you! I love the photos. Autumn is my favorite time of the year!

Lenox Knits said...

I love Fall too and that first quote and your pictures perfectly capture why.

Valerie A. Heck said...

I love the crates framing the pumpkins! Great photo!