Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Quiet Days

Summer Days have not yet took their leave.
The most perfect of Autumnal days today, blue skies and sunshine galore.
Our rainfall has been little to none for an entire month, many of the trees have already lost their brown leaves prematurely.
The air conditioner continues to hum....

"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."

~ John Keats


Sandi said...

Beautiful flowers...and bread!

Also, LOVE this:

"Contentment is not the fulfillment of what we want,
but the realization of how much we already have."

Winifred said...

Lovely photos! We aren't having too much of that maturing sun here, there's a bit too much of the rain.

I remember learning that Keats poem and lots more off by heart for GCE exams many moons ago, I wonder what they learn now.

L. D. said...

You have slid right into the fall colors. I bet that is cornbread and it looks good. Quiet is a good thing. I planted 25 tulips today with pleasure as I know the job pays off in the spring. The weather was cool and I got to dig in the dirt.

Jon said...

It's starting to feel like fall - mild days, cool nights, and rain today. Your autumnal photos are wonderful! I'm assuming that is pumpkin bread (I love it and make it every Autumn)

Belinda said...

our air conditioner continues to hum here as well during the day time

Heritage Hall said...

What a lovely stroll through your mellow Autumn, Jo. The photos relate
it so beautifully. I must be about getting the bulbs planted, if the rewards of Spring are to be realized. We are so fortunate to have the

Lowcarb team member said...

Beautiful photographs, and I like the words by Keats.

All the best Jan