Thursday, October 18, 2012

A poem....or two....or three....


"Stray birds of summer come to my window
To sing and fly away.
And yellow leaves of Autumn
Which have no songs,
Flutter and fall there with a sigh."

~Tagor~


The Cardinal sun-catcher was a gift from one of my friends.  Anne gave it to me for my birthday a while back and it is much loved not only because of the thought behind it, but it protects any feathered friend who might think of flying into the window.  There have been near misses but not so many now that my pretty sun catcher is standing guard.  You can also see the shape of one of the transparent hummingbird stickers I have strategically placed for extra protection.  

Those yellow autumn leaves are falling onto the deck every day.  No sooner are they swept up, you turn around for a few minutes and there they are again.  I love this time of the year and I love to watch the leaves falling.  

"The North Wind is calling, is calling
And we must whirl round and round,
And then, when our dancing is ended,
We'll make a warm quilt for the ground."

~Anonymous~

No north winds here yet.  In fact we have been having some beautifully sunny days this week, in the 60's.  Today it is supposed to be getting up to 70, with a fifty percent chance of rain.  I am going to make hay while the sun shines.  Time to get out of here and enjoy the day, but first I will leave you with a couple of lines from one more poem.

"Every leaf speaks bliss to me,
Fluttering from the Autumn Tree."

~Emily Bronte~

22 comments:

Kerri said...

OH I LOVE Everything about this! The beautiful sun catcher - the beautiful leaves - and the amazing words! Great post!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful leaves and light.

Debbie said...

i love my suncatchers and the rainbows they often create on my windows!!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Such a beautiful sun catcher, a pretty sight as you look out of your window.
Love the poems, and the leaves are indeed showing their colors !
~Jo

Cezar and Léia said...

lovely pictures and a beautiful poem!
Léia

jabblog said...

You've captured autumn so well.

Icy BC said...

Love love the poem by Emily Bronte, and beautiful photos!

Don Wood said...

I just got told to shut up as I recited your poetry to Heather HMMMMMM me thinks see is not in the right mood great Post XXX
i AM getting back to "normal" whatever that is? It is great to acctually be out of bed, I hope to get to see the doc tomorrow because I still feel not right.Don

Jane and Chris said...

We've had couple of near misses too. I wonder if the migrating birds are tired and don't take so much notice of their surroundings.
Jane x

Country Gal said...

Wonderful post and photos ! Have a good day !

Lois Evensen said...

What a lovely Fall you are having. :)

Pauline said...

You have captured the season beautifully with the perfectly chosen poems. Lovely!

Gill - That British Woman said...

lovely poems Denise......

Gill

eileeninmd said...

Denise, lovely poems. And the suncatcher is pretty. Glad it keep the birds from hitting the windows. Have a great evening!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Weather here is also cooperating in the daytime with highs in the mid 70s and then eves go into the 50s and 40s but. O frost. Our flowers and veggies are still,producing and leaves are still mostly green.

Kay said...

Your sun catcher is so pretty. I'm glad you're having such lovely weather to enjoy the fall colors.

The Elephant's Child said...

Autumn is such a wonderful time of year - a time captured beautifully in each of the featured poems. Thank you.

DeniseinVA said...

Thanks for visiting again friends. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Linda said...

Absolutely beautiful, Denise. Great post and photos.

i beati said...

I adore stained glass ushering the light in

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

Beautiful pictures! I like the sun-catcher and the poems. So inspiring!

Linda said...

It was a surprise to see how the leaves in the UK had changed colour and started to fall during the few weeks we were away in Italy where the trees are still relatively green. Pretty suncatcher.