Friday, October 22, 2010

October Trees

"How innocent were these Trees, that in
Mist-green May, blown by a prospering breeze,
Stood garlanded and gay;
Who now in sundown glow
Of serious colour clad confront me with their show
As though resigned and sad,
Trees, who unwhispering stand umber, bronze, gold;
Pavilioning the land for one grown tired and old;
Elm, chestnut, aspen and pine, I am merged in you,
Who tell once more in tones of time,
Your foliaged farewell."-

~October Trees: Siegfried Sassoon.


Sharon said...

Some of us have a frost warning tonight. Brrr! Some of the leaves are really getting pretty around here now, a ride down the Trace might be worthwhile!

Verde Farm said...

What a beautiful picture--a lovely drive for sure :)

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

Hello Jo,

Beautiful photo and always do a wonderful job of matching the two together. Things are looking more colorful here in our part of Kansas...the maples in town and in farmyards are looking beautiful but here on the farm we've got a ways to go before the elms have all turned. Won't be long though. I hope you have a wonderful Friday...take care.
Maura :)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Beautifully written...

DeniseinVA said...

Beautiful! A lovely country road to walk along. How I enjoy this time of the year. I enjoyed the poem too. Have a great day Jo.

Barbara Anne said...

Don't you wish you could tell every driver you pass to LOOK and SEE the beauty of this time of year?

The photo is breathtaking and the words paint an equally thoughtful and lovely picture. Ta!


Scott Law said...

Yes that is a most pretty scene. Excellent composition to enhance the beautiful colors. OBTW, how's Opie doing?

Country Gal said...

Beautiful photo and beautifully writen !

Stella Jones said...

Such a wonderfully pretty time of the year.
Blessings, Star

Jill said...


Kay said...

What a beautiful country lane.

Primitive Memories said...

I am so happy I came across your blog. It's simply wonderful! You have such lovely pictures, poems and stories. I could read this all day long! Thank you for sharing!