Autumn leaves

Happy autumn, everyone. I took this while on a walk through the neighborhood. Maple leaves really do it right, don’t you think?

Give a listen to Eva Cassidy’s version of “Autumn Leaves” when you get the chance. One of the best, in my opinion:–xW8HPJRY0

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9 Responses to Autumn leaves

  1. Ms. Spock says:

    I’m reminded of the cycle of the four-season progression.

    Begin with Robert Frost’s poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” . . .

    Nothing Gold Can Stay
    by Robert Frost (1874-1963)

    Nature’s first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.
    Her early leaf’s a flower;
    But only so an hour.
    Then leaf subsides to leaf.
    So Eden sank to grief,
    So dawn goes down to day.
    Nothing gold can stay.

    We sometimes get to enjoy a second sort-of-gold for the maple leaf (and other leaves as well). Eden sinks to grief, dawn goes down to day, day goes down to dusk, and we northerners helplessly watch as leaves ultimately sink to their demise, browned and shriveled, finally buried under winter’s snows.

    But then! Begin — not recycle, but begin (again) — with Robert Frost’s poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay”.

    What a photograph!

  2. Caroline says:

    I am such a fan of Eva Cassidy. I got almost all of her CDs. I must listen to that song again. Autumn leaves are beautiful, especially maple, you are right. I didn’t know this poem. It’s very special.

  3. moviegoer says:

    Awesome photo.

  4. Beautiful photo. Thanks for mentioning Eva’s name and bringing this wonderful song to people’s attention. BTW – I’ve recently written about her arrangement of Wayfaring Stranger – which to my surprise has become a recognized arrangement that others now cover. -Scott

  5. Sarah Dawson says:

    This is a beautiful picture – indeed it is so lovely I wondered whether you would mind if we were to use it for the cover of our October parish magazine which is to be themed on Autumn? The colours are beautiful and reflect the changing season so clearly. I would be very grateful if you would confirm (or otherwise!) and, if so, let me know exactly how you would like me to acknowledge your ownership. Many thanks. Sarah

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