Oh, the weather outside is delightful, and the leaves are OH such a sightful! We took a walk in the mountains to see the vibrant leaves and I, of course, had to take photos in my plaid Madewell blouse, J.Crew skirt and pumpkin! It reminded me of one of my favorite poems, especially for this time of year:
Autumn, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Thou comest, Autumn, heralded by the rain,
With banners, by great gales incessant fanned,
Brighter than brightest silks of Samarcand,
And stately oxen harnessed to thy wain!
Thou standest, like imperial Charlemagne,
Upon thy bridge of gold; thy royal hand
Outstretched with benedictions o’er the land,
Blessing the farms through all thy vast domain!
Thy shield is the red harvest moon, suspended
So long beneath the heaven’s o’er-hanging eaves;
Thy steps are by the farmer’s prayers attended;
Like flames upon an altar shine the sheaves;
And, following thee, in thy ovation splendid,
Thine almoner, the wind, scatters the golden leaves!
Isn’t that just lovely to your ears? I hope you all take the opportunity to get outside and enjoy this colorful time of year!
Have a lovely day,
~ Kathryn, The Sugared Lemon