Thursday, September 20, 2012


It feels like fall today.
I am taking down summer and putting up fall in my house.
Red geraniums, ferns, white blooms...they are getting replaced with orange bittersweet, milk weed pods, and broom corn.
Some new mums made it onto the porch yesterday.
I am not pulling out the coats yet, but fall is definitely upon us.

A Fall Song
by Ellen Robena Field

Golden and red trees
Nod to the soft breeze,
As it whispers, "Winter is near;"
And the brown nuts fall
At the wind's loud call,
For this is the Fall of the year.

Good-by, sweet flowers!
Through bright Summer hours
You have filled our hearts with cheer
We shall miss you so,
And yet you must go,
For this is the Fall of the year.

Now the days grow cold,
As the year grows old,
And the meadows are brown and sere;
Brave robin redbreast
Has gone from his nest,
For this is the Fall of the year.

I do softly pray
At the close of day,
That the little children, so dear,
May as purely grow
As the fleecy snow
That follows the Fall of the year.

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