Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Autumn ~ Our Halcyon Days

Blue Tail Dragonfly on Apple Tree.

The Last of the Granny Smith Apples


These immortal words From Walt Whitman pretty much sum up

Our Autumn experience and Our times here right now..

Halcyon Days

Not From successful love alone

Nor Wealth, Nor honor'ed middle age, nor victories, nor politics or war;

But as life wanes, and all the turbulent passions calm,

As gorgeous, vapory hues, cover the evening sky

As softness, fullness, rest, suffuse the frame, like freshier, balmier air,

As the days take on a mellower light, and the apple at last hangs

Really finish'd and indolent- light on the tree

Then for the teeming quietest happiest days of all!

the brooding and blissful Halcyon days.

Walt Whitman 1819-1892

1 comment:

  1. Lovely pictures and words to match ! We are in the middle of a rather scorching summer right now and to read about the mellow autumn days in your part of the world was a refreshing change. Autumn is my favourite time of the year ... enjoy !