Monday, September 30, 2013

October is Upon Us!


    "Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn."

~Elizabeth Lawrence

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OCTOBER
~by Joseph Pullman Porter
Crispy air and azure skies,
High above, a white cloud flies,
Bright as newly fallen snow.
Oh the joy to those who know October!



Colors bright on bush and tree.
Over the weedy swamp, we see
A veil of purple and brown and gold.
Thy beauty words have never told. October!



Scolding sparrows on the lawn,
Rabbits frisking home at dawn,
Pheasants midst the sheaves of grain,
All in harmony acclaim, October!


Brown earth freshly turned by plow,
Apples shine on bended bough,
Bins o'erflowed with oats and wheat,
And satisfaction reigns complete. October!


Radiant joy is everywhere.
Spirits in tune to the spicy air,
Thrill in the glory of each day.
Life's worth living when we say, October!

34 comments:

  1. Ah, such lovely photos. Up here in the mountains, it's fun to have four seasons. And October is a beautiful month... You've captured it perfectly.

    GOD BLESS!

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    1. Thank you...I love the mountains too, especially in the fall!

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  2. Great photos and wonderful poem. Makes you stop and think we all should enjoy the seasons instead of rushing through them with toooo many things to do. Enjoyed this beautiful post. Thank you.

    Susannah

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    1. Thanks, Susannah...that quote really struck a chord in me. Glad you stopped by!

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  3. The colors are so rich this time of year. I especially like the light in the photo of the hay bales.

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  4. What a nice poem and photos too! Happy October :)

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    1. Thank you, Sarah...and to you as well!

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  5. Wonderful glow the light makes filtering through those awesome leaves!

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  6. My favorite month and season. Love the poem and photos.

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    1. I love this season the most as well :)

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  7. Debby,
    What a beautiful post. The poem and the photos are so pretty. Autumn is my very favorite season!
    Hugs.
    Mary

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    1. Thanks, Mary...I love the fall! Definitely my fave too! So glad you stopped by :)

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  8. Oh yes, one of my favorite months!! Love this verse and that campfire!
    Sherry

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    1. Thanks, Sherry...wouldn't some marshmallows be good with it? :)

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    1. Thank you being my newest follower, Laura :)

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  10. Beautiful pictures, Debby... nice visiting. Linda

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  11. Thank you, Linda....glad you stopped by :)

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  12. What wonderful pictures such a nice show of fall.
    Denise

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    1. Thanks, Denise and also for visiting!

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  13. Hi Debby! I love these photos, it really gets me in the mood... It's still so warm here, but I've got to start looking at more scenes like this! I especially liked the campfire, and the hay rolls.

    Thank you for these calming scenes today :)
    Ceil

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  14. Hi! I share your love of all things October! Visiting from What's It Wednesday and really enjoyed this poem and post!

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  15. Gorgeous! You captured so much beauty of autumn and its amazing colors. Love the poem too :)

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  16. The poem is beautiful and goes perfectly with the stunning pictures. We have slightly cooler temps -- anything under triple digits is wonderful to us -- but we won't get any "Fall colors" here until late January. We can drive a couple of hours north and see the changing seasons in Flagstaff & Sedona -- might just have to do that!

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    1. Oh wow, Carol...you do have a little wait! So glad I was able to share my images of fall with you! Sounds like a road trip might be in your near future :)

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  17. Love the poem and the images Debby. Beautiful October! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  18. Thank you for hosting and giving us all the opportunity to share our posts with others!

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Thank you for stopping by today! Your sweet comments are such an encouragement to me.

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