Friday, September 24, 2021

Five on Friday: Autumn Quotes



"There is something in the nature of tea that leads
us into a world of quiet contemplation of life. "
LIN YUTANG



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!
 



ONE

"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

"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."
HAL BORLAND



THREE

"The tints of autumn...a mighty flower garden blossoming
under the spell of the enchanter, frost."
JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER



FOUR

"We all grow tired eventually;
it happens to everyone.
Even the sun, at the close of the year,
is no longer a morning person."
JOYCE RACHELLE



FIVE

"...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."
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE 



BONUS

"Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead
has never watched them dancing on a windy day."
SHIRA TAMIR


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Wishing you a beautiful weekend. Be well, stay safe.
Brenda

Today's photos: from Pixabay






14 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I can't choose which quote I like better!

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  2. Ah! These are fantastic! I love the photos that accompany them as well! Autumn is my favorite and I am planning to fully embrace this season!

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  3. Beautiful! Lovely fall day here! I always love your posts!

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  4. You are a great curator! Wonderful photos and quotes for this cool autumn morning!

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  5. Beautiful pictures, wonderful quotes, and fine prose—an enjoyable post.

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  6. I can't choose a favourite photo or quote, they are all perfect! Thanks for searching them out for us. Happy Friday!

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  7. Thanks for sharing these lovely images and quotes.

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  8. Brenda dear this post was wonderful-each quote holds beauty in the words and gives good things to ponder. We are hearing the geese overhead and also seeing the Robin's as they head south. Read your previous post and enjoyed the lovely photos of your garden. So beautiful. Thank you for warming my heart today. Have a great weekend. Hugs!

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  9. Beautiful, Brenda. Love all the quotes, and the wonderful images that accompany them. Happy Weekend!

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  10. I love the Nathaniel Hawthorne quote...it's one of my favorites.

    I discovered a new-to-me song this week & I think the words describe my feelings of fall so well. The song is called 'All Among the Barley' & I love the lines:

    "The spring is like a young man who does not know his mind
    The summer is a tyrant of most ungracious kind
    The autumn's like an old friend, who loves one all she can
    And she brings the bearded barley to glad the heart of man."

    I found it through the storyteller Granny Sue. I've followed her blog for awhile because she's in WV & I grew up there. Here's the story of the song. https://grannysu.blogspot.com/2021/09/welcome-autumn.html

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  11. Beautiful quotes, all. Autumn is fleeting and all the more precious for it.
    Amalia
    xo

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  12. Good evening, Brenda. Such a beautiful post. I especially loved the quote from Wendy Delsol, so pretty. However, all the photos and quotes are lovely. Wishing you glorious autumn days!

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  13. Lovely, lovely post . . . for the eyes and for the mind! (I kind of like to think about the sun no longer being a morning person in the fall. Makes me giggle. And relate.)

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  14. What a great way to kick off October!

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