"There is something in the nature of tea that leads
us into a world of quiet contemplation of life. "
Nights close in and Autumn's mood edges nearer. Front yards are littered in leaves, and when the wind blows, they skate down the street in sprightly dance. I dig out recipes for hearty soups and stews. I trade my summer reading for literary feasts rich with autumnal scenes and themes, turning my thoughts towards home and hearth, quiet contemplation, and cozy indoor pursuits.
I searched out photos and quotes that lend themselves to the season and now offer this simple spread of Five on Friday. Hope you enjoy!
"I was drinking in the surroundings:
air so crisp you could snap it with your fingers and
greens in every lush shade imaginable offset
by autumnal flashes of red and yellow."
WENDY DELSOL, Stork
"Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable...the hurrying
rustle of crisp leaves blown along the street...by a gusty wind,
and the gabble of a flock of migrating geese."
"The tints of autumn...a mighty flower garden blossoming
under the spell of the enchanter, frost."
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER
"We all grow tired eventually;
it happens to everyone.
Even the sun, at the close of the year,
is no longer a morning person."
"...I cannot endure to waste anything so precious
as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have
spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air."
"Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead
has never watched them dancing on a windy day."
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Wishing you a beautiful weekend. Be well, stay safe.
Today's photos: from Pixabay