Pale amber sunlight falls across
The reddening October trees....
Are we not better and at home
In dreamful Autumn, we who deem
No harvest joy is worth a dream?
A little while and night shall come,
A little while, then, let us dream...
A few days ago, a friend asked me if I wanted to join her for a drive out to nearby Warsaw, Ontario for the opportunity to snap some autumn photos. Well you know me - I didn't need my arm twisted. I charged up my battery and off we headed to the countryside.
Take heart and dive into the quiet maturity of autumn. ~ Kristian Goldmund AumannIt wasn't the town itself which drew us so much as the drive there.
The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools. ~ Henry BestonThe day had started off sunny but by the time we left, it was mostly cloudy - making the fleeting appearances of sunshine all the more treasured.
I am struck by the simplicity of light in the atmosphere in the autumn, as if the earth absorbed none, and out of this profusion of dazzling light came the autumnal tints. ~ Henry David ThoreauBarns tend to look beautiful no matter the season - but especially so in autumn.
It was a beautiful bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it. ~ Diana GabaldonThis road kept getting narrower and narrower until we reached a point where we realized that the only way out was to back up.
Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year. ~ Chad SuggEven the already-bare trees looked beautiful.
Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization. ~ Daniel WebsterTraffic jam - country style.
Autumn that year painted the countryside in vivid shades of scarlet, saffron and russet, and the days were clear and crisp under harvest skies. ~ Sharon Kay PenmanA cozy-looking scene.
Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. ~ Jim BishopThere certainly was a wealth of gold.
I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. ~ L.M. MontgomeryWe kept pulling over to the side of the road whenever one of these visual treasures dazzled our eyes.
Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees. ~ Faith BaldwinWe first stopped here when the sun was hiding and it was rather anti-climatic. As we were about to get back into the car, the sun teased us by filtering its light through the hazy clouds giving us this colourful treat.
The fallen leaves in the forest seemed to make even the ground glow and burn with light. ~ Malcolm LowryThis scene seemed to radiate its own heat - almost.
It's a beautiful fall day. Gentle wind teases stubborn autumn leaves. Some defy the gentle wind and sway. A taunting dance. Come with me and look at the magnificence of the last dance. ~ Fidelis O. MkparuOne tree bearing every autumn colour you could imagine.
There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves. ~ Joe L. WheelerA lovely wall of orange.
Horses make a landscape look beautiful. ~ Alice WalkerThese beauties were out enjoying the autumn sunshine.
The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom. ~ Sharon Ralls LemonThe young one was curious about the stranger talking to them and clicking photos.
A horse loves freedom, and the weariest old work horse will roll on the ground or break into a lumbering gallop when he is turned loose into the open. ~ Gerald RafterySomebody must have rung the dinner bell.
Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods. And day by day the dead leaves fall and melt. ~ William AllinghamA welcoming entrance way into the field.
Take this drink as a token of my disrepute and spin that hay tonight and tomorrow it will be shining golden bright in whatever heavy delirious weave you wish to make. ~ Initially NOHay, we're all done here.
It's been trickier for me to get around to visiting your blogs as often as I used to but I do hope to stop by to catch up shortly. Until then, thanks for joining me through the southern Ontario countryside.