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Autumn

Varigated Fritillary
Varigated Fritillary

I like spring, but it is too young.  I like summer, but it is too proud.  So I like best of all autumn, because its leaves are a little yellow, its tone mellower, its colors richer, and it is tinged with sorrow and a premonition of death.  Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor of the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age.  It knows the limitations of life and is content.  From a knowledge of those limitations and its richness of experience emerges a symphony of colors, richer than all, its green speaking of life and strength, its orange speaking of golden content and its purple of resignation and death.

~ Lin Yutang

A hint of purple
A hint of purple

Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn — that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness — that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.

~ Jane Austen, Persuasion

Autumn decorations
Autumn decorations

Days decrease, And autumn grows, autumn in everything.

~ Robert Browning

Autumn colors are spreading.
Autumn colors are spreading.

He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams.

~ J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

The asters are calling.
The asters are calling.

Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

Common Buckeye
Common Buckeye
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Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

15 thoughts on “Autumn

  1. superb butterfly photos Robin, and tender thoughts on Autumn from the wise …. I bought a little camera like your Lulu yesterday, getting ready for the Great Barrier Reef this weekend … hope you don’t mind me calling her Lulu too? It has already caused some hilarity when Stuart began to sing the old song “Don’t bring Lulu!”

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  2. Autumn colors are popping out big time this week … every morning is more colorful than the one before. Strange, because it is warm here (in the 70’s) and we have not had a hard frost, yet. This will probably be our peak weekend for color … I hope the weather, my cold (and my school work) allow me to get out and soak it up before my world turns white.

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