Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Autumn Riches


Take one ancient maple tree, and multiply by six…


Add a very, very windy day…

Leaves and Shoes

And Mother Nature will lay a carpet of gold at your feet.





A dear friend of mine shared one of her favorite poems with me.  It’s one of my favorites now, too!

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."

George Eliot

Happy Wednesday, my dear readers!


  1. The yellow leaves look so pretty up next to your house! I recently found that poem and it has become one of my favorites as well. It sums up how I feel about autumn!

  2. Look at all those leaves! I love the Eliot! :-)

  3. Tammy, I was all set to rake, and then it started to snow today! Wet leaves are not so fun...

    The poem is so lovely, isn't it!

    Lisa-We will have dozens and dozens of bags full before we are through. Most will go to the dump, where the city chips them and uses for mulch. The rest, we put on our garden beds. A couple years ago someone stopped by while we were raking and asked if they could have some of our leaves. We said sure, but then this person grabbed a bag that we had just filled with leaves and walked away. We were hoping they would have at least offered to rake up a bag of their own;)

  4. So, so gorgeous! We have leaves all over the place right now!

  5. This post is a fall delight, especially for me as we are just beginning to see the colors.

    Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures. I can almost smell the chimney smoke from the first fires of the season and see people dressed in warm clothes, instead of the sandals I'm still wearing.

    However, the changes are coming. I stood underneath what I think are red maple trees, which grow in our area. It sounded just like it was raining when the wind banged the dry leaves against each other. Most haven't fallen yet and our temperature is still warm:~)

  6. I glory in windy autumn days! What an adorable house you have; surrounded by a sea of shining gold.

  7. Fun and gorgeous photos. Sometimes we just get real life to be so wonderfully artistic. I love it!

  8. Lovely poem. And the fallen leaves are so pretty. We have a carpet of bright orange in the back yard. :)

    Enjoy this colorful season!

  9. Melissa, thank you! And take some pictures of your leaves if you get the chance! I'd love to see:)

    Thanks Sara! I always get a feeling of excitement when I see the first brush strokes of color on our maples, too! Fall is such a wonderful time!

    Jacqueline-thanks! I always think houses look so cozy and inviting against a setting of colorful fall leaves too:)

    Renae-Thank you! What you've said is so true! And I can't think of a better artist than nature:)
    Thanks so much for visiting!!

    Kimberly-I love carpets of orange leaves too! I bet yours are so pretty! Every year I am in awe of the colors this time of year. I just wish they could last a little longer:)

    Happy fall to you!!

  10. Oh I do love that poem and your photos are awesome. I love this time of year. B

  11. Oh so you are from E Washington. Cool. Spokane? Yakima, The Tri- Cities? I lived in Western for 4 years and drove thru Eastern Washington a TON! hahahaha, to visit my Utah often.

  12. Beautiful pics! Did you get a new camera?

    Love those leaves. My little kitten has been trying to attack the falling leaves through the window.

  13. Buttons-thank you so much:) I'm always so happy when you stop by:)

    Renae-Small world! Where in Western WA? I'm in Ellensburg:)

    Thanks, Tina-I've been working to improve my photo skills:) When Kona was a puppy falling, and blowing leaves drove her crazy too!

  14. Thanks Liam! She keeps me on my toes:)

    Thanks for stopping by!

  15. So beautiful! Love the fence and your little pup -- so cute! xo