Friday, October 5, 2012

Quote du jour/Henry David Thoreau

… it is after moist and rainy weather that we notice how great a fall of leaves there has been in the night.
Henry David Thoreau
Autumnal Tints
Published posthumously in Atlantic Magazine October 1862

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  1. It is always fun to get up in the morning and find the garden full of leaves. It is almost as good as the first snowfall. Love your header photo. So serene.

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    1. What a delightful thing to say!
      The animals do offer a great feeling of serenity.

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  2. I love the autumn colours - the leaves here in the north of England are just beginning to turn gold and brown - and fall!

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    1. Our reds are mostly past, and now we're in the muted yellow color. Many trees have dropped all their leaves.

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  3. Great quote and exactly how I felt this morning with puddles of leaves everywhere here.
    You have a nice bundle of Library Loot, Nan. I'm glad I'm not the only one checking out kiddie lit. Enjoy.

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    1. I love that 'puddles' - poetry!
      There is so much great children's writing. I intend to borrow lots more every time I visit.

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  4. My daughter just this morning mentioned that the leaves haven't fallen off their huge black walnut tree yet -- she said "they'll wait until the evening before we have our first hard rain." (Then they have a huge soggy mess!)

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    1. Isn't that just wonderful that she said that. You'll have to tell her about T's words.:<)

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  5. This is how our neighborhood looks these days. The yellows are even more beautiful than the reds, imho. I love this time of year!

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    1. Around here, 5 days after this picture, there are more leaves on the ground than on trees. And they offer their own beautiful glow for a while. I agree - I do love the fall.

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