As autumn arrives in all its seasonal splendor, let’s take a moment to be taken with the exquisiteness of this most welcome visitor.
“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.”
– Oscar Wilde
“And the sun took a step back, the leaves lulled
themselves to sleep and autumn was awakened.”
– Raquel Franco
“If a year was tucked inside of a clock,
then autumn would be the magic hour.”
– Victoria Erickson
“It’s the first day of autumn!
A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty
marshmallow evenings, and, best of all, leaping into leaves!”
– Winnie the Pooh
“Is not this a true autumn day?
Just the still melancholy that I love—
that makes life and nature harmonize.”
– George Eliot
“Autumn glows upon us like a
splendid evening; it is
the very sunset of the year.”
– Mary Russell Mitford
“Autumn is the mellower season, and what
we lose in flowers
we more than gain in fruits.”
– Samuel Butler
“Autumn leaves are falling, filling up the streets;
golden colors on the lawn, nature’s trick or treat!”
– Rusty Fischer
“Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds
and calmness, year’s end and day’s beginnings.”
– Terri Guillemets
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
“Even if something is left undone, everyone must
take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.”
– Elizabeth Lawrence
“Fall colors are funny.
They’re so bright and intense and beautiful.
It’s like nature is trying to fill you up
with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it
before winter turns everything muted and dreary.”
– Siobhan Vivian
“Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard.”
– Walt Whitman
“I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze.
The sweet chill of pumpkin, and crisp sunburnt leaves.”
– Ann Drake
“Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable…
the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown along the street…
by a gusty wind, and the gabble of a flock of migrating geese.”
– Hal Borland
As autumn arrives on Saturday, I’m kicking off the celebration a few days early in order to get the most out of this lovely time of year.
“Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Early perhaps, but wishing my fellow fall fans a happy first day of fall is a Places In The Home tradition- one deeply rooted in the love of friends and all things fall.