Wednesday, October 25, 2017

"In dreamful Autumn..."

The colorful view from my library just two weeks ago.
Have I got a room with a view, or what?
Autumnal
by Ernest Dowson

Pale amber sunlight falls across
The reddening October trees,
That hardly sway before a breeze
As soft as summer:  summer's loss
Seems little, dear! on days like these. 

Let misty autumn be our part!
The twilight of the year is sweet:
Where shadow and the darkness meet
Our love, a twilight of the heart
Eludes a little time's deceit.

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.

Beyond the pearled horizons lie
Winter and night:  awaiting these
We garner this poor hour of ease,
Until love turn from us and die
Beneath the drear November trees.


Bells Canyon
"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
--L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Aren't these mountains in autumn simply amazing?
I love all the colors of autumn, especially on the mountains where I live, 
and like Anne, I'm very glad I live in a world where there are Octobers!!

Happy Reading!




26 comments:

  1. So beautiful! I love seeing pics of autumn. :)

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    1. Do the leaves ever change in Singapore?

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    2. Nope, if you're referring about the leaves changing into various colours during autumn. At most they turn yellow and fall to the ground, creating a slight feel to autumn but that's about it. ;)

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  2. Gorgeous view! Love the photos :)

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  3. This is my favorite season! Love the pictures :)

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    1. I think it's my favorite season, too. It's certainly the prettiest! :)

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  4. Such a beautiful post! I love autumn as well. It always goes by in a blink before we are covered in a blanket of snow but it is lovely while it lasts.

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    1. It does go by too fast! I wish autumn were six months long and winter only two. :)

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  5. I love autumn! And I love watching the mountains to see when the first bits of color appears. These mountains look familiar. Are we from the same state?

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    1. It is, isn't it? I feel very lucky! :)

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  7. I'm SO jealous! I love Utah in the Fall. The mountains, especially, are so stunning. Enjoy it for me! Fall in the Phoenix area is just NOT the same. Although it was (barely) under 100 yesterday ...

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    1. Such a crazy heatwave going on right now in both Arizona and California. I'm glad it's been cooler here in Salt Lake. Does it ever cool down in Phoenix?

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  8. Gorgeous photos! I've always loved those autumn colours!

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    1. Thanks! I bet the autumn colors in Scotland are pretty amazing, too.

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  9. Confession - I read your title as Dreadful Autumn, and thought "What!?!?" That said, I loved the poem, which I had not read before, and of course your photos. Lovely post.

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    1. Ha! "Dreadful autumn" would have been some post! ;D

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  10. Such a beautiful poem and lovely photos! I wish autumn would find it's way to me. We've had an unusually warm second half of October and we are all wondering where fall is. Hopefully it will be here before winter . . .

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    1. I hope you get some cooler autumn weather soon, too! :)

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  11. Autumn is the best! Enjoyed seeing your fall colors pictures.

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