Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Autumn Days...

"And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood."

~Bryant - The Death of Flowers~
Tuesday afternoon I spent some time sitting quietly at the edge of the east woods on our property enjoying the cooler air and the afternoon sun. I watched a bumblebee ballet as the winged dancers flitted from petaled stage to petaled stage. It brought to mind a favorite poem by Will Carelton, Autumn Days.

Yellow, mellow, ripened days,Sheltered in a golden coating;O'er the dreamy, listless haze,White and dainty cloudlets floating;Winking at the blushing trees,And the sombre, furrowed fallow;Smiling at the airy ease,Of the southward flying swallow.Sweet and smiling are thy ways,Beauteous, golden, Autumn days.
~Will Carelton~

Blessings,
Miss Sandy

11 comments:

Miss Rhea said...

Beautiful !! :)

Fete et Fleur said...

The days of Autumn have arrived early, though there may still be a bit of an Indian summer. I would love to be a bee flitting amongst those beautiful flowers.

Hugs!
Nancy

The Feathered Nest said...

Your photographs are just beautiful Sandy!! It was so much cooler today...I just love it ~ xxoo, Dawn

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

I'll just sit here for a while and enjoy your blog and listen to the music — ahhhhhh...

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

It's been just heavenly...now I'm off for a morning of baking. Yup, it's chilly again here. ;>

Have a great day, Miss Sandy!

A Hint of Home said...

The flowers are just gorgeous. You must enjoy sitting out in that part of your yard.

bluemuf said...

Thank you my dear Miss Sandy for another soothing, beautiful post

Hugs Karen

Susie said...

What a lovely poem and post!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Sigh~ if only autumn would arrive! :)

Fifi Flowers said...

Delightful flowers! Looks like Spring!

Helen said...

I just found your blog through another. Just beautiful. Love the poetry, poems ... well everything.
hugs
Helen

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