Category Archives: SEASONALLY

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” [Indian Summer]” ― William Cullen Bryant

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Though it wasn’t a hat you would bolt with

Or be anxious to borrow or hire,

It was useful to blindfold a colt with

Or handle a bit of barbed wire.

Though the world may have thought it improper

To wear such old rubbish as that,

I’d have scorned the best London-made topper

In exchange for my old battered hat.

 Will Ogilvie

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All birds speak softly in the Autumn bush. One bellbird from the deep Like a call heard in sleep Chimes. DOROTHEA MACKELLAR

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“You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen. When the cold rains kept on and killed the spring, it was as though a young person died for no reason.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

He that would be healthy must wear the same clothes in summer as in winter. (Spanish)

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O Winter! bar thine adamantine doors:
The north is thine; there hast thou built thy dark
Deep-founded habitation. Shake not thy roofs
Nor bend thy pillars with thine iron car.
He hears me not, but o’er the yawning deep
Rides heavy; his storms are unchain’d, sheathed
In ribbed steel; I dare not lift mine eyes;
For he hath rear’d his sceptre o’er the world.
 
WILLIAM BLAKE

 

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foto – back paddock raleigh winter 2010