Tuesday, October 02, 2012

It's Fall-ing

 "Come said the wind to the leaves one day,
Come o'er the meadows and we will play.
 Put on your dresses scarlet and gold,
For summer is gone and the days grow cold."

~ From a children's song of the 1880's

October arrived and in our neighborhood it came with grey skies, a bit of rain and blustery winds. Crunchy leaves swirl into piles everywhere. 

We're not complaining -- for it  makes me think of fireplaces, hot apple crisp, and cozy nooks replete with afghans for naps or curling up with a good book -- or even a good husband.

I found a lovely piano piece entitled Leaves in the Wind. Written by composer Isaac Shepard, it seems a perfect fit for this Autumn afternoon.

 Wishing you glimpses of beauty in every leaf....


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  1. Lovely! Neat picture of the falling leaves, too!

  2. You created a lovely little get-away here. Very enjoyable. I listened to the music earlier and found it lovely. Somehow I got interrupted in my little get-away so I'm glad to have found my way back. Hope that I didn't sit here long.

  3. Hi Brenda. That was an absolutely lovely post. Lovely. The piano music was beautiful, too.

    You know, I love how you have all your blogs behind one image that one clicks. Was it hard to do that, Brenda? I'd love to do that but have no idea how.

    Anyway, take care. Susan

  4. I don't often take the time to listen to the music on blogs, but piano music speaks to me. This is lovely. I just breathed and sat back and listened. A mini-vacation. Thank you.

  5. Lovely music. I do like the thought of sitting somewhere cosy with a good book. We've had the chimney swept and the logs are chopped ready for the first fire.
    The picture with the little girl in the leaves is so pretty.
    I hope you have a wonderful day.

  6. as i listen to this selection, in all my years of teaching music via band instruments, i still think the piano is the most perfect instrument...it has melody, harmony, rhythm, dynamics, expression all rolled into one!!! the falling leaves are priceless as i see the very same picture in real life here...the trees dropping the most beautifully colored leaves to decorate God's earth.
    thank you brenda for a 'breath of fresh air'!!!
    ^)^ linda
    now, where are my 'sticks' and 'string'??!!!

  7. Yes, gusty winds sure helped with the fall-ing of the leaves yesterday, and brought with them other things that were falling! I enjoyed the piano music and your falling leaf pictures are cute.

  8. Oh....apple crisp. How I want some! Apple harvest festivals start this weekend and that will certainly get us in the "fall" feeling.

  9. Beautiful post! That is a charming quote at the top. Autumn is definitely here too... leaves falling and a chill in the air. Baked a cinnamon roll cake this morning, then decided to walk off a few calories... by taking my little ones on a walk through the woods. Such a wonderful day! Love this season :)

  10. Hi Brenda, I loved your quote today and the beautiful song! It perfectly captures that special autumn feeling. Have a wonderful sunday afternoon! Delisa :)

  11. That's a darling picture at the top of the blog with the leaf falling. Just love it.

  12. Honestly, what a beautiful post...it brought me back to autumns past...the song reminded me of long walks in the woods and fields near my childhood home...bonfires and the crunch of leaves as we ran down the tractor lane between corn fields.


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