Wednesday, September 23, 2015


                                       Autumn, Queen of Year

When pumpkins are so yellow and the vines with grapes abound, when the melons are so mellow and the nuts fall to the ground; when persimmons lose their bitters, and the apples are so red; when we love to eat corn fitters since the roasting ears have fled; when vacation days are over and the children go to school, they no longer play in clover, but must learn "Arithmos-rule," when weird Halloween's most naughty elves with gnomes and sprites appear, while fat Thanksgiving fills the shelves - tis Autumn, Queen of Year.        ~Winifred Sackville Stoner, Jr.~

                                   Autumn Fires

In the other gardens and all up the vale, from the autumn bonfires see the smoke trail!
Pleasant summer over and all the summer flowers, the red fire blazes, the grey smoke towers.
Sing a song of seasons! Something bright in all!  Flowers in the summer, fires in the fall.
       ~Robert Louis Stevenson~

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


"By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with summer's best of  weathers and autumn's best of cheer."      ~Helen Hunt Jackson

"When the goldenrod is yellow and leaves are turning brown - reluctantly the summer goes in a  cloud of thistledown.    When squirrels  are harvesting and birds in flight appear- by these autumn signs we know September days are here."    ~Beverly Ashour~

"Try to remember the kind of September when life was slow and oh so mellow.
Try to remember the kind o September when grass was green and grain so yellow.
Try to remember the kind of September  when you were a young and a callow fellow.
Try to remember and if you remember then follow-follow, oh-oh."
       ~lyrics by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt~

Have a blessed and wonderful month of September.