Friday, September 28, 2012

Autumn Splendor

We've been experiencing beautiful Autumn weather these past few days, highs in the 80's with low-humidity, it makes for perfect outside chore-doing, or just plain rambling-about weather.

All around town people are decorating with Fall colors, pumpkins, gourds, and pots of colorful chrysanthemums, and down on Main Street Oktoberfest is being celebrated.
It's such a pleasant time of the year ~




"I am rich today with autumn's gold,
All that my covetous hands can hold;
Frost-painted leaves and goldenrod,
A goldfinch on a milkweed pod,
Huge golden pumpkins in the field
With heaps of corn from a bounteous yield,
Golden apples heavy on the trees
Rivaling those of Hesperides,
Golden rays of balmy sunshine spread
Over all like butter on warm bread;
And the harvest moon will this night unfold
The streams running full of molten gold.
Oh, who could find a dearth of bliss
With autumn glory such as this!"


~ Gladys Harp

11 comments:

Merisi said...

Oh, that wreath and the door, splendid! :-)

Thank you for once again exquisite symmetry of poetry and image,
Merisi

rusty duck said...

I don't think we've had a day in the 80s all year..!

I hope you've been able to spend time in the garden and enjoy it.

Sandra said...

beautiful wreathe, but what I LOVE is the door under it

Mel said...

Beautiful! Autumn is my absolute favorite season and my nose perks to smell it in the air! I am heading to New England next week to enjoy all that their forests have to offer.

Amish Stories said...

Our Summer temps seem to be sticking around for now, so I do hope Fall gets here already! Richard

DJan said...

It is so beautiful outside in our part of the country! I am enjoying this weather so much. And I also love that wreath. :-)

L. D. Burgus said...

It is a beautiful blue door with the wonderful wreath. Fall can be fun even thought the snow comes next.

Nellie said...

What a beautiful wreath! Oktoberfest should be fun. You always have such lovely poetry in your posts.

Terry said...

Love the wreath. What a perfect contrast with the door.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

My heart is singing because every time that I come here- I see such beauty and feel such peace,
Welcome Autumn.
love
tweedles

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Sounds wonderful, I'm not seeing much Autumn celebration here in the UK. We have a wreath up of course but no pumpkins as yet!