Monday, October 27, 2008

Autumn's Grace

"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
as I have seen in one autumnal face."
by John Donne

"A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summers wave good bye."


Spring will always be my favorite season, but there is something quite wonderous about autumn and the vibrant, crispness it brings. Brent loves this time of year, and he is nowhere more happy than in the mountains at the cabin this time of year. Perfect weather of both warm daily sunshine and frosty nights made it just right for both shirtsleeve hiking and cozy fires. A visit from friends and conversation with elk hunters and watershed patrol provided an interesting social outlet during an otherwise quiet week-end. Fresh baked cookies and pumpkin scones were shared with all whom stopped by. The teakettle was kept simmering on the stove. Little chores, like painting the porch beam, kept Brent content, while I enjoyed writing and embroidery during my quiet times. At night the stars twinkled like a million diamonds in the sky. Moonless nights were quiet and cold, making a pile of quilts all the more desirable. God's autumn blessings are abundant and one's we fully appreciate.

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos. Fall is my favorite. Even here in the south I can feel the change in the air.

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  2. Very Pretty Pictures. I love fall. The smells and colors are so cozy feeling. I got a new pattern from Crabapple Hill today that you would love. It is a tea one to make a quilt but I am going to use them instead on Tea Towels. It is one of her brand new ones.
    Hugs,
    Elizabeth

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  3. Very Pretty Pictures. I love fall. The smells and colors are so cozy feeling. I got a new pattern from Crabapple Hill today that you would love. It is a tea one to make a quilt but I am going to use them instead on Tea Towels. It is one of her brand new ones.
    Hugs,
    Elizabeth

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  4. Gorgeous pictures.

    Just planting a little seed in your mind, perhaps a Holiday tea blog-a-thon? :)

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  5. Pretty photo mosaics. Autumn is my favorite season.
    :)
    ~Becca~

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  6. Wonderful collages...I think you and I are mirror opposites as I love spring second only to autumn.

    Glad that you are able to continue enjoying your mountain home and that it is providing these beautiful photos.

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  7. Wonderful thoughts and pictures.

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  8. Gorgeous photos! I always loved spring the best when I lived close to you. Spring came so early and was so magnificent in the Tri-Cities. Now here... fall puts on quite a show. It reminds me of growing up in north Idaho, but you know , I can find blessings in all our four seasons!

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  9. You also enjoyed recording your weekend with the camera for all of us to enjoy. Thank you, it looks and sounds from your beautiful words just wonderful.

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  10. great pictures! sounds like you had a wonderful weekend as well. thanks for the comments on my blog, and i have to ask...are you originally from oregon? i'm always fascinated by the PNW pictures :-) hope your week is a good one!

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  11. Beautiful photo collages...I enjoy the words about autumn.

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  12. Beautiful photos, this is such an amazingly beautiful time of year. Clarice

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  13. Lovely compilations!

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  14. Lovely photos! Sounds so cozy in your cabin.

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