Thursday, October 18, 2007

An October Ode to Autumn

copyright 2007: Y.E.W. Heuzen

October, May of the descending days,
Mid-Spring of Autumn, on the shortening stair
Of the year's eld abiding still and fair,
A pause of peace, when all the world at gaze.
John Payne, Vigiland and Vision, 1903

34 comments:

Green thumb said...

An ode without words! and they are not needed really. With colors so beautiful....words,even when they come from Yolanda Elizabet's thinking brain, are dispensable.
Best wishes

PEA said...

That's what I call a wonderful ode to Autumn...seeing all these beautiful pictures, it's no wonder I love Autumn so much:-) Love that toadstool...did you happen to see a faerie around it?? hehe xox

RUTH said...

What a lovely mixture of Autumn colour in these photos :o)I've never seen a toadstool like that for real...incredible colouring.

Matron said...

What wonderful Autumn colours! I particularly liked the pumpkin in the basket, beautiful!

Barbara said...

You really caught the golden October in this walled garden where you took the pictures. And you did well to just let the photos speak....
Have a sunny, golden weekend in your garden!
Barbara

Tracy said...

Wonderful quote! As is your many beautiful photos here...they are like poetry themselves. We're still on holiday in the USA. So great to have a moment to stop by and see what's happing in your lovely corner of the world! Happy Autumn Days ((HUGS))

Andrea's Garden said...

Hallo Yolanda, beautiful autumn impressions! Take care, Andrea

Hanneles Christmas said...

Wonderful, I love October too.

Dorothy Guyton said...

I feel like a woodland nymph in autumn dancing among the rich colors. Your pictures put my pixie legs to flight. I had to run outside to my own wonder of fall colors. I love this time of year. I celebrate my birthday the entire month of October. Love the pictures!

Enjoy nature, enjoy life, Dorothy

Christa said...

I love your photo of the toadstool. It looks like something from a fairy tale!

Betty said...

Yolanda,
Such a treat to see your pictures....your flowers bloom in abundant profusion......always a pleasure to drop by....

Thank you for your visit.....Betty

jodi said...

Such rich colours, and I'm still inspired by your basket arrangement--but no closer to doing one myself...it's not just the colours but the textures that is so appealing. Do the kitties try to 'help' design them with you?

Layanee said...

You never disappoint! Great shots and tribute to 'the golden month'.

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

Just gorgeous! Is that pyracantha with the beautiful red berries? I've been wanting to find a place for one of those in my new yard. Hmmm... ~A :-)

Marian said...

Vannacht in het binnenland vorst aan de grond, oei dan is het wel uit met de pret, alles wat er nog vrolijk bij staat te bloeien zal wel het loodje gaan leggen, jammer!
Dan zal het snel een hele kale boel zijn.
Ik zag dat jouw winterjasmijn ook al bloeit, vroeg hè.
Die enorme paddestoelen op een van je vorige logjes hebben wij afgelopen zondag ook zien staan, wij konden er niet zo dichtbij komen helaas, wat een knoeperts zijn dat hè,
ik denk dat ze zo groot worden door de paardenmest ;-)
We hebben er nog wel een paar foto's van gemaakt, die staan op mijn andere log, http://vierkatjes.punt.nl
We zijn nog even heerlijk de Groote Peel ingefietst afgelopen zondag, wat een weertje!
De valk heeft weer toegeslagen gisterennacht, ik heb 'm gehoord en zag onder mijn keukenraam weer een duivenjasje, straks eens kijken of er de afgelopen nacht ook nog geplukt is ;-)
Jij hebt ook al zo'n gezellige mand staan met "herfst", hier is het een succes, want de katjes blijven er af!
genietze nog even,
groetjes, Marian

karin a said...

I really liked that quote! And your pics are as great as always. Love the colours. We have extraordinary autumn colours this year. Do you? Btw the photo in my previous post wasn’t a new one. We haven’t had that much frost yet (must start translating my posts again). :) At the moment we have sunny but cold weather. I hope you have sun in Netherlands as well!? Have a nice weekend!

Carol said...

There is indeed a lot to delight the senses in the fall. Color, scent, the very feel of the air can be so vibrant. Thanks for a glimpse of fall in the Netherlands.

Carol at May Dreams Gardens

Hillside Garden said...

Very nice impressions from an autumn garden!

Sigrun

Heidi said...

A wonderful ode indeed! U really love the basket on the next to last photo. Did you make this up yourself? It alone is an ode to autumn.

~~ Heidi ~~

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Beautiful Autumn sentiment and beautiful pictures depicting Autumn. The mushroom looks like someones fanciful imagination during autumn.

marl1 said...

Heel mooie herfstimpressies allemaal. Oktober en er staat nog zoveel moois...:-)
De laatste foto komt mij zo bekend voor....maar het schiet mij niet te binnen waarvan....hè wat een gezwam...(ik zit qua leeftijd ook in de herfst- dat zal `t zijn..;-))

Libbys Blog said...

I love autumn, one of my most favourite times of year!!!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I was thinking the same thing that many others have expressed. The toad stool reminds me of a fairy tail. It doesn't even look real. Wonderful sample of autumn glory.

Connie said...

Lovely fall basket! and that last garden scene is really splendid.

Curtis said...

I love October too. Except the colder weather. When it drops into the 40's, I shiver.

Kylee said...

I love that last photo! Where is that? In your garden? I'm guessing not. It doesn't look like anything else I've ever seen you post from your garden.

LostRoses said...

Your garden is a vision of autumn, Yolanda, and oh, that toadstool! I see faeries!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Beautiful as always, YE. I love that basket arrangement... and don't you just love those pyracantha berries? Mine glow such a warm lovely orange.

marga said...

Dit is zeker een mooie ode aan de herfst. Wat staat er nog veel in bloei bij jou....prachtig. Je herfstmand vind ik ook leuk, heb ook nog zo'n mand staan.....ideetje!
Groetjes Marga

Poppins said...

October is a lovely month. I love autumn and all the wonderful colours you can find in the nature and in the garden. Thank you, mrs Bliss, for sharing your beautiful photos! :)

KC MO Garden Guy said...

Yolanda, this is a great tribute to autumn!! The pictures are wonderful and I love the fall centerpiece. Great job as usual.
Happy Autumn!!! Cliff

gardenmomma (Chris) said...

Hi Yolanda!
I have been out of the blogging loop for some time (that includes reading!!). Tonight, I've read a couple of my favorites (you, of course, being on the top of my list!). It makes me remember how inspired I was when reading and writing on a regular basis. We dug a big bed in the front yard this weekend and I have begun "decorating" as I "shop" in my backyard. I have to tell you a am a BIG grump as it starts to get dark early. I have so much to do. But I guess it's part of the life cycle of our gardens and I will have to cope!

Ki said...

What an impressive looking big red mushroom. Fall is a splendid time of the year.

Bert said...

A very nice collage of what makes autumn a very colourful season.
And when the weather is mild, like it is at the moment, it's lovely to go out and enjoy yourself.

Bye,

Bert