Monday Mornings Musing 🍁

“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.”

~Shira Tami~

“As I drift through the autumn of my life like a fallen leaf blown about by the winds of time, I sometimes ponder my destiny.” 

~Peggy Toney Horton~


You Had Me At Yellow 🍁🍂

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.”~Emily Bronte~


“Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.” ~Elizabeth Lawrence~

When we decided to leave Pennsylvania for Virginia, the hardest part was leaving my children and grandchildren (still is). But every autumn, I miss these trees as well. They adorned our backyard and always put on a beautiful magic show of color…..

“Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.” ~Faith Baldwin~


They provided me with 3 years of seasonal beauty, and I miss them 🍁🍂
Autumn Colors

The trees that God placed here on earth
With their colors bright and bold

They range from reds and yellows

Some green, some perfect gold.

Clustered all together
Their colors blend and give

A picture of perfection

To enhance the life we live

They give to us a beauty

One that we all share

Autumn colors on a landscape

It was God who placed them there

For just a while we get to view

This beauty that God gave

So tuck the memories in your heart

To view another day

Let these memories take you through the days

Of winds and drifting snow

Let them ease the days of winter

Take them everywhere you go
And as the days give birth to spring

And new leaves begin to grow

Thank God for all this beauty

For only he could make it so

~Marlene Bullis~


One Word Photo Challenge: Autumn 🍁

 “Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.” ~Faith Baldwin~

One Word Photo Challenge: Autumn

“Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods

And day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.”

~William Allingham~


The last 2 photos were taken with my phone while driving off the island yesterday 🌾🌾🌾 I when the marsh grasses start changing color!

Happy Autumn Equinox 🍁

We’ve survived the dog days of summer, and now it’s time to cool off. The autumn equinox takes place at 4:21 a.m. EDT on Wednesday when the sun moves directly over the equator, making day and night nearly the same length. That’s where the word comes from — “equi” for equal in Latin combined with “nox” for night, WTOP reported.

Fall officially begins Wednesday and runs through Dec. 21, the winter solstice. But while people may agree on the season, they don’t agree on its name. Fall was originally called “harvest” in the 1200s, but by 300 years later people were using the term “autumn,” from the old French word autompne. Fall, from “fall of the leaf,” gained popularity in the 16th century. The British eventually chose to continue favoring “autumn” while North American explorers — later, Americans — used “fall,” according to Grammarist. ibtimes

Happy Autumn…my favorite season 🍁 I was up for it’s official start at 4:21 this morning, toasting it with a cup of pumpkin coffee!!  Went to the Refuge for a Sunrise Soul Stroll,,,there were more clouds than sun on the first morning of autumn,but there was beauty to behold none-the-less…Stroll was cut short due to unforeseen circumstances in the way of the relentless mosquitoes who decided I’d be good for breakfast!

“The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” ~John Muir~


“Autumn’s the mellow time.” ~William Allingham~


“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald~
 (This last photo I took with my iPhone…to me it resembled a dragonfly’s wing ❤️)