Saturday, October 1, 2022

SATURDAY MORNING AT THE BIRD FEEDER - OCTOBER BIRD


"When gentians roll their fingers tight
To save them for the morning,
And chestnuts fall from satin burrs
Without a sound of warning;

When on the ground red apples lie
In piles like jewels shining,
And redder still on old stone walls
Are leaves of woodbine twining;

When all the lovely wayside things
Their white-winged seeds are sowing,
And in the fields still green and fair,
Late aftermaths are growing;

When springs run low, and on the brooks,
In idle golden freighting,
Bright leaves sink noiseless in the hush
Of woods, for winter waiting;

When comrades seek sweet country haunts,
By twos and twos together,
And count like misers, hour by hour,
October's bright blue weather."


October's Bright Blue Weather
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Helen Hunt Jackson (pen name, H.H.; born Helen Maria Fiske; October 15, 1830 – August 12, 1885) was an American poet and writer who became an activist on behalf of improved treatment of Native Americans.  You can learn more if you click on her name.  I shared a quote of hers at this post last month.




48 comments:

  1. Beautiful. You have a great weekend as well.

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    1. Thank you Sue, you have a great weekend also :)

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  2. Happy October for you. More beer for me!

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  3. October...my favorite time of year!
    Happy days ahead Denise.

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    1. Mine too, I love October. Same to you Anni, happy days ahead :)

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    1. Thank you Carol and to you also :) Hope it was a good one.

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  5. Love the poem.
    Can you believe it's October already! Time really flies!

    Happy October, Denise!

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    1. No I can't such a fast year and yes, time does fly :) Thank you Angie, the same to you :)

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  6. Darling photo and caption, Denise. Hold on to your hat today as October rolls in. Enjoy a cozy day!

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen, here's me holding on to my hat :) Many cozy days to you also :)

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  7. A perfect poem for the day! And I love your image!

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  8. The poem certainly fit the time of year. My hat's off to Helen Hunt Jackson for a life well-lived.

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    1. Thank you Latane and yes, an amazing lady :)

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  9. This poem really gets the mood of October.

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  10. Yessssss!!!!!

    Now, for October Eves.
    🍁 🌻 πŸ‚ 🌰 πŸ‚ 🌻 🍁

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  11. Lovely post Denise.
    Many good wishes for a happy October.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan, so glad you enjoyed it. I wish you the same :)

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  12. I can't believe it's October already! That's a gorgeous woodpecker photo. No woodpeckers here in Hawaii, I'm afraid.

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    1. Me neither Kay, what a fast year! He is gorgeous and I do enjoy our woodpeckers. I would enjoy your birds also :)

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  13. Yeah to finally October and fall πŸπŸ‚weather and what a great welcome, Denise! This is my favorite season and it would be nice if it lasted as long as the recent hot summer did, but sadly will not 😟

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    1. It's a lovely time of the year isn't it? I wish it lasted longer also :)

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  14. Indeed, that is a good description of October.

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  15. I love her poems...at least some of them. My mom always quoted September...and now I usually start quoting the first verse or two. (I have not memorized them all.)

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    1. That’s wonderful and a lovely memory of your mom. I need to start memorizing again.

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  16. Oh, those bright orange pumpkins made me smile. All the colors of Fall on your post today. It's wonderful that you appreciate poetry. I do as well. : )

    ~Sheri

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    1. I love poetry Sheri, have done since I was a child. Glad you enjoyed my fall theme at the feeder today :)

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