Ode to Autumn

We spent last weekend at my parents’ home in the Ozark hills. It was a glorious time for celebrating with family but also for the amazing display of color in the forest’s canopy. I know that words and photos will fail to impress upon you the brilliance this Divine art; nevertheless, it is impossible for me not to share with wild abandon! It is always thus when we experience true beauty.

 

 

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.  ~Elizabeth Lawrence

 

 

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came –
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
~George Cooper, “October’s Party”

 

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus

 

 

 

The name — of it — is “Autumn” —
The hue — of it — is Blood —
An Artery — upon the Hill —
A Vein — along the Road —

Great Globules — in the Alleys —
And Oh, the Shower of Stain —
When Winds — upset the Basin —
And spill the Scarlet Rain —

It sprinkles Bonnets — far below —
It gathers ruddy Pools —
Then — eddies like a Rose — away —
Upon Vermilion Wheels —

~Emily Dickinson

 

Why do we long to see beauty in seasons of change, but fear transformation in ourselves? ~Jill Christine Foster

 

 

 

The human soul is slow to discover the real excellence of things given to us by a bountiful Creator, and not until the shadows of death begin to gather around the object that we love, do we see its worth and beauty. Autumn is the dim shadow that clusters about the sweet, precious things that God has created in the realm of nature. While it robs them of life, it tears away the veil and reveals the golden gem of beauty and sweetness. Beauty lurks in all the dim old aisles of nature, and we discover it at last. ~Northern Advocate

 

 

How beautifully leaves grow old.  How full of light and color are their last days.  ~John Burroughs

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About ChainThree

I am a daughter, sister, wife and aunt who has always loved a good yarn.
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2 Responses to Ode to Autumn

  1. Lajoie Rekus says:

    I neither long to see the seasons change nor change myself! Yet, both are required (in my current state…physically and otherwise). 🙂 The after effects are amazing and beautiful!

    • ChainThree says:

      Even when change is something I deeply desire, I often find it unnerving at best and terrifying at worst! Inspired by this season, I am trying to see and focus on the beauty of the my changing life.

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