Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Crisp and Sunny Mornin'

A strong breeze was really bringing down the leaves yesterday. Thunderstorms are predicted for next two days. Seems, just when the color is the brightest, the wind and rain bring them down. Oh, well, time for sweaters and umbrellas!

Here's a stanza from Indiana native James Whitcomb Riley's 
"When the Frost is on the Punkin":
They’s something kindo’ harty-like about the atmusfere 
When the heat of summer’s over and the coolin’ fall is here— 
Of course we miss the flowers, and the blossums on the trees, 
And the mumble of the hummin’-birds and buzzin’ of the bees; 
But the air’s so appetizin’; and the landscape through the haze 
Of a crisp and sunny morning of the airly autumn days 
Is a pictur’ that no painter has the colorin’ to mock— 
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock. 


5 comments :

Mildred said...

Pretty pictures. When I walked Theo about supper time last night, I could smell "Autumn" in the air. Wishing you a very nice day. xo

Melanie said...

I remember reading that poem a long time ago. It brought a smile. Our temps are once again beginning to go down and we have a cold front coming this weekend. Can't wait! Have a great day.

Susie said...

Karen, I really love the reds in your photos. Love the poem. Blessings to you for a great Wednesday. xoxo, Susie

Connie said...

Beautiful, colorful leaves. Some of the trees are close to peak color here now, I think.

Red Rose Alley said...

Karen, Autumn is so pretty around your neck of the woods. I love the deep rich colors of the leaves, and the picture of the leaves that have fallen to the ground is fantastic!

~Sheri