Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Farewell Autumn Leaves


— Elizabeth Coatsworth
(thanks Elizabeth Knight for giving me this poem) 

The leaves are almost all on the ground now.
They were spectacular here in Oregon this year.
Some years just shine and this Autumn definitely did that.
There are a few dried leaves sitting on my mantel for the pure pleasure
and still enjoying them.
May each of you have time to wish the leaves farewell for another season
with a walk or a picture singing their glory.
For they will return on another day and in a different form,
but be assured, they will return to dazzle us again.
Happy Thanksgiving to each of you!

13 comments:

Faye said...

Brian so enjoyed the two beautiful trees outside our window this year. Such glorious color! They
are now bare. (Till next year)

Steph said...

Yes, this year was stellar! As good as I've seen east of the Mississippi!

Kate said...

The fall is my favorite time of year. Driving home from the Central Coast I was amazed by the beautiful trees and the gorgeous colors of the vineyards.

Thank you, Marilyn for prompting me to reflect this last year! Happy Thanksgiving.

Limner said...

Awesome photos! Am glad I followed you home. :) I like your place. Thanks for visiting. Your comment made me feel so good.

Be well.

Traveling Bells said...

Have a blessed day...

Jeanie said...

Oh, I can relate! We had a lovely fall, too and now it's more or less fallen.

Sending grateful Thanksgiving wishes to you. While we only "met" about a year ago, I feel as though we've been friends a very long time, for which I'm most grateful.

Tracy said...

Autumn glory...*sigh*... Wishing you & yours the many blessing of this day, and every day, Marilyn ((HUGS))

koralee said...

Sending you oodles of love as you eat your turkey or pie or both today...hugs. xoxo

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

Hello fellow Beauty Seeker....

A lovely browse as always. Some gorgeous photos you've shared. A real gift and treat. Loved the one with the girl statue holding the autumn leaf.

Relyn said...

The meal has been eaten.
The kitchen is clean.
The leftovers are stashed.
The walk has been taken.
Everyone is happy and fed and blessed.
Now I have the time to stop by.
On this Thanksgiving Day, I wanted to tell you that I am thankful for you; for this blog; for our friendship. Sending you much love, Relyn

krys kirkpatrick said...

Beautiful poem. Yes, the leaves are gone after this week of blustering winds. It has been lovely...It like so many is my favorite time of year. Now if I can just stay awake past 8:00!

Jeanne said...

Blessings and much love.
I hope your Thanksgiving was a fabulous one.
Love you
Jeanne♥

Adrienne said...

Yes, this was one of the most gorgeous Fall seasons here. I loved every minute of the color and glory of the season. Wish it could have stayed a bit longer!
~Adrienne~