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Friday, October 08, 2010

I Love October

 ~ Sedum ~
"Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still 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."
 ~ TCF ~
 "I saw old Autumn in the misty morn 
              Stand, shadowless like Silence, listening 
                         To Silence." ~ Thomas Hood ~

"...I have been younger in October
than in all the months of spring
walnut and may leaves the color
of shoulders at the end of summer
a month that has been to the mountain
and become light there..."
~ W. S. MerwinThe Love of October

"As I went out walking this fall afternoon,
I heard a whisper whispering.
I heard a whisper whispering,
Upon this fine fall day...
As I went out walking this fall afternoon,
I heard a laugh a' laughing.
I heard a laugh a' laughing,
Upon this fine fall day...
I heard this whisper and I wondered,
I heard this laugh and then I knew.
The time is getting near my friends,
The time that I hold dear my friends,
The veil is getting thin my friends,
And strange things will pass through."
~ The Veil is Getting Thinner ~
~ deer in alfalfa field ~
"Youth is like spring, an over-praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes. 
Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits."
Samuel Butler ~
~ sheep, moondancing ~
"Well, it's a marvelous night for a Moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
'Neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And I'm trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that play soft and low
And all the night's magic seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush."
Van Morrison, Moondance ~

Blessings ~ October ~ Autumn ~ moondancing ~ poetry ~

Grace and Peace,


  1. Thank you for sharing this beautiful autumn poems.
    Warm wishes,

  2. I do love October! Now I'm singing Moondance...

  3. I love October, too, specially when the weather is sunny, just like now...:o)
    Thank you for the beautiful photos!!!

  4. Autumn is my favorite time of year! I have joined to follow and look forward to getting to know you. I am a good friend of Marydon's! She said she gave you my info. Please feel free to call. Let me know if you need "anything!"

    By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,

  5. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.......and oh well I will sleep tonight with those lovely images!

  6. Hi Sandra.
    I have always loved the October Party poem. Thanks for reminding me of it.

    I was touched by your sweet note on the BYW forum site. I tried to answer, but for some reason the private message wasn't working. So glad to meet you and I look forward to staying in touch.
    I am enjoying your blog.


  7. What a beautiful collection of poems! I too am an October lover. Our ash tree is almost all yellow. I dread raking those leaves as it's a big'un, but it's just one of those things that has to be done. I'll be like Scarlett; I'll think about that tomorrow!

  8. Love the poems. Thanks for reminding me of them.

  9. I like the Moon Dance poem, and I LOVE October too! Very much.We are getting rain with our October, you seem to be getting the fall of my dreams~

  10. Storming the heavens with you!

  11. Sandra,

    Thank you! I definitely prefer to take a more holistic approach. I will check those out. We have some great health food stores here in Richmond.

    My email address is:


  12. Beautiful Fall Photos and some excellent Quotes!

    I especially liked the Samuel Butler quote:

    "Youth is like spring, an over-praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes.
    Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits."


  13. This post just now showed up on my list! How strange...

    October kicks off my fave season! And I love Van Morrison-yup, I will be singing this little diddy in my head for days to come!

    Keeping you close in prayer.
    xo, misha

  14. What beautiful words...I to love October all the colors are so pretty.


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