Thursday, October 10, 2013

Autumn Speaks To The Soul

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
- Albert Camus -

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace, as I have seen in one autumnal face.”
- John Donne -

“Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.”
- Faith Baldwin -

"How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days."
- John Burroughs -
 

“Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking,
perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.”
- Carol Bishop Hipps -

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.”
- Stanley Horowitz -

“Falling leaves hide the path so quietly.”
- John Bailey -

"In autumn, don't go to jewelers to see gold; go to the parks!"
- Mehmet Murat ildan -

“Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.”
- Robert Browning -

“A tangerine and russet cascade of kaleidoscopic leaves, creates a tapestry
of autumn magic upon the emerald carpet of fading summer.”
- Judith A. Lindberg -
Have a lovely day, everyone.

39 comments:

  1. Some stunning shots, Martha! And I like that Horowitz quotation -- so true!

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    1. Autumn is just a spectacular month when the weather cooperates. It really makes you want to get outside...and even be an amateur philosopher...:)

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  2. I love these autumn photos and I love the quotes that go with them :)

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    1. Autumn is just a great season for taking photos, and philosophizing about life!

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  3. good morning, Martha ;) ..... beauty with my coffee ... ahhhhh

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    1. Thank you, Carolyn. It's always a pleasure to see you here!

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  4. Oh my gosh, those fall pictures are gorgeous!!! The ones with the water should be a postcard.

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  5. What gorgeous pictures! Are any of these taken around Gatineau Park?

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    1. No; they're all nearby. I've never been to Gatineau Park! It's very beautiful, and at some point I should make an effort to visit. Maybe next year!

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  6. Wow!
    These are gorgeous!
    Thanks Martha, loved them all and the quotes are wonderful !!!!

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  7. Well you know what a quote whore I am and I love these Martha! And your photos are just beautiful!

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  8. These are beautiful photos, Martha. I love the reflections of the leaves in the water. We still have right much green on the trees here, but some changing.

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  9. wonderful fall photos, thanks for the treat!

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  10. Wonderful! I love all of them but the broom picture speaks fall better than most! !!

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    1. I think so, too! When I saw this broom leaning up against a door surrounded by leaves like that, I had to snap a photo of it!

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  11. What beautiful photos and quotes! I went looking for autumn here in Hamilton yesterday, but we are not quite there yet.

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    1. It's a tad warmer where you are and I imagine it takes a little longer for autumn colours to emerge. But they'll be there any day now!

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  12. That and nature speaks to my soul ! Fantastic photos ! We are half and half here with Autumn . I find farther north has always changed earlier then we down in the southern part of Ontario . We used to go to the forks of the credit in Autumn to take photos when I lived in Caledon . Thanks for sharing ! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend !

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    1. I always take my first autumn photos north of our area; that's always the first region to really get fall colours emerging early. They are just starting here in the city, and I hope to capture some shots really close to home this coming week.

      Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  13. Oh my goodness Martha! These are stunning shots! I see you guys were out exploring. Beautiful colours.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Jim! Yup, we are definitely out and about enjoying ourselves with the autumn shades! I love taking pictures this time of year. There is so much beauty all around.

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  14. So pretty I can almost feel the chill in the air.

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    1. It's gotten a little cooler at night, but the days are still fairly warm. The weather is just spectacular!

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  15. It is an absolutely radiant and magical time of year. Love the fall... Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos.

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    1. It is definitely a magical time of year! Thanks for visiting, Bird! It's always nice to see you here.

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  16. Brilliant fall colors! Awesome quotes.

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  17. Autumn certainly does speak to the soul. Wonderful photos.

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    1. It's certainly one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. Thanks for stopping by, and for leaving a comment!

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