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


Verde Farm said...

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

Betsy Banks Adams said...

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


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!


Country Gal said...

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

Susan Freeman 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

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.

Anonymous said...

What can I is beautiful!!

Happy weekend!!

Louise said...

Beautiful Autumn. So quickly gone, but remembered.

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Autumn is my fave season~ever!

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

DeniseinVA 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 N 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