Thursday, September 4, 2008


This morning, joyous morning, was quite cool (to me). I was thrilled. Granted, it reached 99 degrees later in the day, but its been months and months since I felt anything even resembling a cool crisp morning. Thanks be to God for the beautiful change in seasons. I know I'll be happy to say goodbye to summer! Here are some of my favorite autumnal quotations-

"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

"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all."
- Stanley Horowitz

"Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!"
- Humbert Wolfe

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
- Albert Camus

"No Spring nor Summer Beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one Autumnal face."
- John Donne

And my absolute favorites:

October's Party
by George Cooper (1838-1927)

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."

Psalm 67:6

Then the land will yield its harvest,
and God, our God, will bless us.


Serena said...

What lovely quotes! I'll have to put those in my quote book. I love autumn, and am greatly looking forward to it!

Kelly said...

All so very lovely. Thanks

Anonymous said...

very sweet Lauren... I love all the quotes and poems!
I'm excited about a slight change in the weather too - it's 65 right now! :)
See you soon!
love, Jennifer

Sarah said...

Those are beautiful quotes. Autumn is one of my favorite seasons of the year as well, and I have been so looking forward to the cooler weather and changing colors. Unfortunately, our very chilly weather came upon us yesterday with a rush and a torrent of all-day rain. :( Can't wait til it clears up! :)

Lauren said...

I hear you on the heat break. We've finally cooled down after some yucky 100 degree temps. God Bless!

Rachel said...

I love Autumn too, I can't wait for the leaves to begin to turn. And what lovely quotes!

Rachel xxxx

Mrs. R said...

I love your quotes. Autumn is absolutely my favorite season, but living in Texas, of course, it's not much of a season at all! :) This year at least I'll get to spend one week in Georgia, where I have heard they actually have a fall season.

Mandy said...

Beautiful quotes! I've "woke up" this week to see that the leaves are changing and falling! I can't believe autumn is here already, but I love the cooler, breezier weather.


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