“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Pictures are more articulate than I could hope to be, so this is a picture post.
Autumn half term holidays. The London Escape. The return to the boat. Just 48 hours away. But what quality time!
“The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”
Lauren DeStefano, Wither
“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The American Notebooks Notebook, Oct. 10, 1842
Autumn, “stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favourite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.” Stephen King, Salem’s Lot
These pictures capture our time with an old friend.
“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” The Autumnal John Donne, The Complete Poetry and Selected Prose