Friday, September 28, 2012

A Mosaic


"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all."  ~ Stanley Horowitz

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Their Last Days


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

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

October's Party


"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

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Like the First Gray Hair


"The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many."  ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Monday, September 24, 2012

Open Air


"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house.   So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.-  Nathaniel Hawthorne

Friday, September 21, 2012

Intelligence


"The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more." ~ Ed Parker

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Flaming Heart


"Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart." ~ Arnold H. Glasow 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I Can't Do It


"'I can't do it' never yet accomplished anything; 'I will try' has performed wonders." ~ George P.Burnham

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tiresome Labor


"Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense." ~ Thomas A. Bennett

Monday, September 17, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Perfect Day


"It was one of those perfect autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life."  ~ P.D. James

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Gust


"The back door
    bangs shut!
September gust."
-  Mike Garofalo

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Enchanted Land


"On such a day each road is planned
To lead to some enchanted land;
Each turning meets expectancy.
The signs I read on every hand.
I know by autumn's wizardry
On such a day the world can be
Only a great glad dream for me--
Only a great glad dream for me!"

-   Eleanor Myers Jewett, An Autumn Day

Monday, September 10, 2012

Harmony


"There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky,
which through the summer is not heard or seen,
as if it could not be, as if it had not been!"
~Percy Bysshe Shelley


Friday, September 7, 2012

A Mosaic


"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting 
and autumn a mosaic of them all." ~ Stanley Horowitz

Thursday, September 6, 2012

I Love Fall


"I love fall! Fall is exciting.
It's apples and cider.
It's an airborne spider.
It's pumpkins in bins.
It's burrs on dog's chins.
It's wind blowing leaves.
It's chilly red knees.
It's nuts on the ground.
It's a crisp dry sound.
It's green leaves turning
And the smell of them burning.
It's clouds in the sky.
It's fall. That's why...
I love fall."
-   Author Unknown

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Autumnal Face


"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face."
~ John Donne

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Delicious Autumn


"Delicious autumn!  My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."  ~ George Eliot