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  • Writer's pictureDiane M Kellogg

The Leaves of Autumn

A pictorial essay with a bit of poetry.

'Fall Leaves and Acorns' (1885) by Ellen Bowditch Thayer Fisher Public Domain

"Just before the death of flowers,

And before they are buried in snow,

There comes a festival season

When nature is all aglow."

- Author Unknown

Photo Credit Couleur from Pixabay

"Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn."

- Elizabeth Lawrence

Photo Credit LoggaWiggler from Pixabay

“But I remember more dearly autumn afternoons in bottoms that lay intensely silent under old great trees”

- C. S. Lewis

Photo Credit r-m-VsHKLFiJnIE Unsplash

"Looking on the happy Autumn-fields,

And thinking of the days that are no more."

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Photo Credit Frank Luca Unsplash

"The leaves fall patiently

Nothing remembers or grieves

The river takes to the sea

The yellow drift of leaves."

- Sara Teasdale

Photo Credit StockSnap from Pixabay

“There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen,

as if it could not be, as if it had not been!”

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Photo Credit Waldrebell from Pixabay

"Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods."

- William Allingham

Photo Credit Mabel Amber from Pixabay

"Listen! the wind is rising,

and the air is wild with leaves,

We have had our summer evenings,

now for October eves!"

- Humbert Wolfe

Photo Credit Frank Luca Unsplash

"The stillness of October gold

Went out like beauty from a face."

- E. A. Robinson

May these photos and poetry inspire you to paint a festival of fall colors!

Cover Photo Credit Designecologist Unsplash

Poetry credited to each individual author.

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