Autumn, In Word and Picture

Autumn is really here, finally; the heat has broken, and the chill has come, with its weird combination of anticipation and sadness.

Here are a few thoughts about Fall.

“When hunter moon hangs crescent in the sky, / And wild deer range on rugged mountain side;/ When old primeval instincts, nature born, / Stir in the hunter’s blood with lust to kill, / And drive him forth with dog and gun, at morn, / To sheltered blind, or runway ‘neath the hill— / All these proclaim the glorious autumn days….” — William E. Hutchinson (1915)

“The autumn paints the sky in shades of melancholy and hope.” — Anonymous.

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” — Albert Camus

“Autumn is the twilight of the soul / the leaves fall, and our old selves are shed.” — Anonymous.

“The days may not be so bright and balmy—yet the quiet and melancholy that linger around them is fraught with glory.” – Washington Irving

“Autumn’s embrace finds the beauty in decay, poetry in withering, grace in letting go.” — Anonymous

“Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.” – Robert Browning

“In Autumn, day and night share a bittersweet kiss before parting ways.” — Anonymous

“Autumn is the hush before winter.” – French Proverb

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Photo credits: Kalyee Srithnam, Valiphotos/Pixabay, Dana Tentis, Peggychoucair, Craig Adderley,

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