Friday, September 22, 2006

Fall Leaves, Fall

The first official day of autumn is tomorrow, September 21st. Arriving home from our trip away, we noticed one of our trees was in an early autumn leave changing state, so pretty to view out the window. It's remains quite warm during the day here with some humidity lingering upon occasion, however it's beginning to be quite nippy in the evening and especially in the wee hours of the morning when hubby departs for work. We've been told to be prepared for breathtaking color changes here in the east, having four very specific seasons to enjoy here as well. As we rearrange the barn, the rakes will be placed out ready for use, and handy for what comes next....fall leaves, falling...

Fall Leaves, falling...

Fall leaves, fall; die, flowers, away:
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.

I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossoms where the rose should grow
I shall sing when night's decay
Ushers in a drearier day.

~ Emile Bronte