Thursday, October 21, 2021

AUTUMN FLOWERS AND DECORATIONS, AND A POEM OR TWO OR THREE

Following on from my post yesterday, I am sharing the flowers my Dear Other Half brought home.  It had all my favorite Autumn colors.  You will also see my Thanksgiving Turkey (also a little early) and the Pilgrim birds again.  The cute basket Mr. Thomas Turkey is sitting in is part of one of the gifts from my son and daughter-in-law from last Christmas.  It stays out all year round.    

"Listen!  The wind is rising,
And the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October Eves."
~Humbert Wolfe~

~October by Robert Frost~
"O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away."
~October's Party by George Cooper~
"October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came.
The Chestnuts, Oaks and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band."





48 comments:

  1. Those flowers are STUNNING. You are much loved.

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  2. The bouquet is beautiful! I know October's Party. And the first poem is my favorite. I was just reading it a few days ago on a quote website, and saved it for a post!

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    1. Thank you Ginny and I do look forward to seeing all the quotes you use at the end of your posts :)

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  3. The flowers are ever so beautiful and you are a lucky lady.

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    1. Thank you Margaret, always counting my blessings, my family being at the top of my list :)

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    1. Muito obrigado. Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana pra vocês também :)

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  5. Lifting a mug of hot apple cider to toast you.

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    1. Oh that does sound nice Sandi and thank you :)

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  6. Hello,
    I like the poem and your beautiful flowers. The colors are lovely, cute turkey!
    Take care, enjoy the rest of your week!

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    1. Happy you enjoyed Eileen. thank you and I wish you the same :)

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  7. the flowers are absolutely stunning! each and everyone is perfect. the colors amazing and your fireplace looks so pretty.

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  8. sooooo pretty!! i did not decorate inside the house at all for fall, i just didn't feel like it!! sweet verses!!

    the sunflowers always brighten a bouquet this time of year!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, and I agree, sunflowers do brighten a bouquet up, so bright and cheerful :)

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  9. Robert Frost is one of my favorite poets since childhood. Your bouquet is beautiful and I love your little turkey in a basket.

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    1. Mine too Carol and thank you :) Turkey is cute isn't he?

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  10. Gorgeous layout on the fireplace hearth! The flowers are stunning...was this a surprise bouquet?
    Pretty colors everywhere (cute turkey too).

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    1. Thanks Anni, and it was a surprise. For no particular reason than that he knew I would enjoy them and knowing my taste in colors and flowers. Turkey looked happy about them too didn't he, lol?

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  11. I really loved all the pics AND the poems...have to share them.

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    1. Hi Rose and so glad you enjoyed enough to want to share :) Thank you!

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  12. Such lovely flowers and decorations on your hearth, Denise. You always choose such lovely poems to accompany your photos. The October party leaves have begun to fall here. My grandson and I spent the morning mowing and raking the oak leaves that have been falling quite early this year.

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen, sweet of you to say so. What a wonderful image you gave doing gardening work with your grandson :)

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  13. Hello Dennise, All the flowers are so beautiful, lovely colours, and I loved all the verses too.

    Dennise Thank you for your comment on my Fish Tank post, but for some strange reason it disappeared, and I KNOW I clicked on the tick. I wouldn't want you to think I hadn't bothered to post it.

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    1. Hello Breathtaking, loved visiting you. No problem on publishing my comment, I have had that happen here at times. Sweet of you to let me know though, thank you :)

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  14. The flowers are lovely.
    I did enjoy this post, fabulous pictures and words.

    Happy Thursday Wishes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. That's great Jan, much appreciated and Happy Thursday Wishes to you also. All the best :)

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  15. Beautiful fall colours today Denise!

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    1. Thank you Christine, happy you enjoyed this :)

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  16. A very cozy and pleasant Fall post. I enjoyed the final poem especially

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  17. Such beautiful photos of the flowers. They are outstanding.
    Love your fall decorations too. They are so colorful and cheery.
    That turkey looks quite happy in his basket.

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    1. Hello there, thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed them all. He does doesn't he? :)

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    1. I fell in love with them when I first saw them :)

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  19. Beautiful flowers and pumpkins. Enjoy October Party. Happy greetings.

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    1. Happy Greetings to you also and am enjoying our October Party :) Thank you babYpose.

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  20. What a lovely thing to bring -- gorgeous, autumn-toned flowers. That had to make you smile big time with joy. They're all lovely.

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    1. Hi Jeanie, thank you and so glad you enjoyed these and yes it did. I'm still smiling every time I look at them :)

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  21. You have a very loving, thoughtful hubby with good taste. The flowers are gorgeous!

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