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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Autumn Cottage


Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells.

To Autumn : John Keats 1795-1821

14 comments:

Verde Farm said...

Just beautiful as always. Oh that cottage, Sigh...
Amy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Jo, Love the photo and also the Keats poem.... I love
Autumn ---and have enjoyed it so much this year.

Hugs,
Betsy

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I thought it was a paining !

Barbara Anne said...

How lovely and inviting!

You certainly are adept at choosing the perfect pictures and poems to cheer the heart! Ta!

Hugs!

COUNTRY GAL said...

Wonderful post ! AAA quaint little cottage, I love them ! Have a great day !

AshTreeCottage said...

I love autumn ~ but then I say that about the beginning of each new season. Autumn is such a warm and cozy time though, and your little cottage for today is the perfect reflection.

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Sharon said...

Pretty prose, has been a long time waiting for Autumn, so glad it's here!

George said...

What a wonderful tribute to Autumn. I really enjoy this season, even if I did spend most of the day working on the leaves in the yard!

Patsy said...

Oh! Autumn don't leave us yet.
Patsy

Anita said...

What can I say..it is beautiful!!

Happy weekend!!

Louise said...

Beautiful Autumn. So quickly gone, but remembered.

from my front porch... said...

Autumn is my fave season~ever!

Jo, I am having a sweet giveaway. C'mon by! xo, misha

Denise said...

That is the sweetest picture, and how I would love to live in a cottage such as this one. Lovely poem too.

Have a great weekend Jo. First real cold day we have had today and I cooked a stew in my crockpot. Nothing like filling the house up with that kind of aroma on a cold day. Just had a bowl of it and now I think it's time for dessert, a Cadbury's Flake ;)

Patricia Noble said...

This sent me looking through one of my favs, "The Cottage Homes of England" yet only one of the 64 illustrations is of the autumn season. No matter, it is a splendid read whilst having a cuppa. Kindest regards, Patricia