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


Merisi said...

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

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

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.

MadSnapper 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.

trump 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. 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.

Mr Paul 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!