Festival of Leaves: October Gave A Party

light on leaves

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came,—
The Ashes, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The sunshine spread a carpet,
And every thing was grand;
Miss Weather led the dancing;
Professor Wind, the band….
The sight was like a rainbow
New-fallen from the sky….
~George Cooper, “October’s Party”

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18 thoughts on “Festival of Leaves: October Gave A Party

  1. A lovely glimpse of fall, Jude, especially for me here in the south of China where fall has yet to arrive! I’m not sure it will at all. I love the impressionistic view and that green leaf with the red-tinged edges. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Cathy! Hope you are well and had a good birthday 🙂 The red-tinged leaf is a gunnera I think. I’ll be leaving this autumn colour behind in a couple of days and heading for the southern hemisphere and spring/summer for a few weeks! Oh, how nice it will be to see some sun, sand and sea in Sydney 😀 and my lovely grandson too…of course. Just a matter of 30 hours of travel ahead 😦

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      1. All is well here, Jude. I had an adventurous birthday as I went to Detian Waterfall on the Vietnam border. I wrote about it in my blog.

        Oh boy, nice you get to escape to Sydney to see your grandson and enjoy the warm weather, notwithstanding the 30 hours of travel. Have a great trip!!

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    1. Thank YOU! Nice to have a challenge at this time of year, though I am going to have to schedule the next couple of posts as I shall be travelling. And it will probably be over by the time I get back.

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      1. I’m very happy that you join the challenge. Have a nice time travelling. Where are you going?
        I think I’ll keep the challenge up until mid of december…

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