Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Autumn!


The stripped and shapely

Maple grieves
The ghosts of her
Departed leaves.


The ground is hard,

As hard as stone.
The year is old,
The birds are flown.



And yet the world,

In its distress,
Displays a certain
Loveliness---

-   John Updike, A Child's Calendar







I love it!

13 comments:

kat from ky. said...

My favorite time of the year. Thanks for the beauty friend!

Sandra said...

amazing colors!! love that last red leaf and that great big ROCK.. wow on that. the pumpkins on the stone fence are wonderful. perfect fall post

Ida said...

What amazing and gorgeous fall foliage shots. You live is a perfect area for such beauty.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful autumn!

Pamela Gordon said...

Really beautiful pictures Barb! I love them all. Such a beautiful season isn't it.

Felicia said...

Gorgeous images Barbara. Your leaf color looks to be as vibrant as ours here in Pa.

Barb said...

You're having a gorgeous autumn!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Beautiful photos! You caught some gorgeous shots of the season. I like the verse, too. We've had so much rain here lately, there's not much opportunity for taking photos outside. I'm hoping to get some this weekend.

Mary said...

Wow! Stunning photos. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

Lynn said...

what spectacular colours you enjoy, enjoyed J Updike's poem especially the 'in its distress... do you know the story behind the hunk of rock..

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous autumn colours.

Lydia Martin said...

Lovely shots all ~ I especially like your take on the pumpkins!

Tanya Breese said...

oh these are gorgeous!! you are just a tiny bit ahead of us on color!