Friday, October 23, 2009

Scarlet Ball....


"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."

~ October's Party, George Cooper.

15 comments:

Sunny said...

Such beautiful reds. We didn't seem to have a lot of the vivid reds this year. The colors have all but gone by in our area, time to get the rake out!
No apology needed, great minds think alike!
Sunny :)

George said...

What a gorgeous tree. I haven't seen anything this vibrant up here.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Thanks Jo! Since I missed the leaves of the mountains this year, it is so wonderful to see all the bloggers from there posting great pictures! :)

L. D. Burgus said...

The red leaves are my favorite. I like how green you are still and the leaves contrast with it so well.

Madeleine said...

Absolutely gorgeous shot, here in Virginia I am stll waiting for the leaves to turn.

Kay said...

Great poem. Thanks for finding it and sharing it with us. I love the photo too. Very colorful.

Darla said...

Wush our trees put on a show like that!

JPT said...

Superb!

laney said...

...what an absolutley lovely blog...i stumbled upon you and do not want to go home...hug your husband for this proud american ...and then tell him to hug his wife...he found a gem...blessings

The Retired One said...

LOVE red leaves! This shot was wonderful!

Linda - Gold Coast said...

Just beautiful. Sadly, here on the Gold Coast our trees are green all year round, oh we do have a frangipani which loses all the leaves in Winter. When I was much younger and living in the UK, I loved to tread on the fallen autumn leaves and hear the crunch beneath my feet♥ Happy days!

CambridgeLady said...

Gorgeous colours on that tree and a great blog - I shall put it on my must-visit list!

Jill of All Trades said...

Fall is just beautiful here right. I love it. Can do without some of the rain but it is a nice fall.

Linda J. said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the poem.

Betsy said...

Oh...love that poem. I've actually never heard that one. That photograph is perfectly paired with it!