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Friday, October 29, 2010

Harvest Picnic


"The gilding of the Indian summer mellowed the pastures far and wide.
The russet woods stood ripe to be stripped, but were yet full of leaf.
The purple of heath-bloom, faded but not withered, tinged the hills...
Fieldhead gardens bore the seal of gentle decay; ... its time of flowers and even of fruit was over."

~ Charlotte Brontë

17 comments:

Anita said...

Ohh soo pretty!!

You must be a lovely woman!!

It shows in your pix.!!:))

Wish you a good weekend!!

Rebecca said...

How welcoming the pastures, woods, and gardens! How I'd like to hold on to them...

Verde Farm said...

Just beautiful. I love Bronte.
Amy

Sandra said...

what a fun idea, just like the pilgrims but better. you don't have to wear hats and long dresses and I bet the food is much better to. the table looks very pretty and i like the chairs a lot.

COUNTRY GAL said...

Wonderful post. Have a great weekend.

Barbara Anne said...

What a lovely scene!

The quote from Charlotte Bronte paints quite a tranquil picture. I can identify with the line, "The russet woods stood ripe to be stripped, but were yet full of leaf." All too soon the glorious colored leave will join the millions of nuts on the ground. Then we'll enjoy the view of heavenward reaching branches until spring.

Happy All Hallows Eve Eve!

Hugs!

DJan said...

Just lovely! It looks like a perfect day, too...

Flat Creek Farm said...

Beautiful - the words and the photo. These beautiful autumn days would be perfect for this! -Tammy

Sharon said...

Pretty setting!

Deb said...

That looks so inviting. I can almost feel the breeze and smell the air from here.

Patsy said...

We had some white on the roof tops this morning.

ascu75 aka Don said...

Nice verse. The table looks sweet, next time you have a picnic dont forget me

Dee said...

The picnic weather is just about gone...but it has been so beautiful this year the lovliness will linger in my mind long into winter. I admire your photography skills. I need lot more practice with mine and a new camera but I still have fun finding photo opps.:)

Sibel said...

I would love to have this setting for a get together. It is so romantic.
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George said...

What a wonderful (and delicious-looking) tribute to autumn.

A Dancing Mango said...

Yes, put the kettle on indeed.
What a lovely place to come, and unwind.
Our blogs are similar in heart but not sight.
Loving and understanding all that you have put forth here, I can feel the tranquil moments of my life.
I have never been to England, yet I have a keen awareness about it.
I am glad you find solace in Tenn.
It has been a place my hubby and I thought of moving to, but not sure how friendly are the people.
So much to say in one evening but I am enjoying everything I see here.. and I love Beatrix Potter.
Can you tell me where the Anne Hathaway house is?
I added myself to your blog happily.. thank you for your graciousness.. Hugs, ♥Darlene xo

Jill of All Trades said...

Very nice and inviting!