Friday, September 16, 2011

Autumn Splendor

The theme for this week at Inspiration Avenue is "Autumn Splendor."  The natural beauty of Autumn has to be almost paradise for a photographer, and it also seems to inspire lovely poetry.  Here's a few of my autumn inspirations.

'Tis the last rose of summer
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone;
No flower of her kindred,
No rosebud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes,
To give sigh for sigh.
       - Thomas Moore

 In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of 
months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, 
do we get such superb color effects as from August to November.
Rose G. Kingsley, The Autumn Garden

Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.
- William Cullen Bryant


  1. De belles photos... En ce qui me concerne il est toujours triste de savoir que la fin de l'été arrive...
    Gros bisous

  2. You are right about autumn being a paradise for photographers, Your lovely words and poems, coupled with these wonderful photos, make the PERFECT IA challenge entry. Truly lovely!

  3. Beautiful pictures AND words- thanks for reminding me why I love Autumn so much!

  4. Lovely! Autumn is so rich and bountiful and your photos have captured its essence. Cheers!

  5. All great fall photographs, nothing says fall like kids in hoodies :)

  6. I love each one of these photos ~ beautiful! Each has a different feel, but all say "autumn".

  7. Beautiful images and the poems are such a creative way to express this challenge!

  8. Really lovely words and images and soooo appropriate to the theme. I loved the basket pic even if I have no idea what the fruit is. Don't think we have it in my part of Australia !

  9. I'm a hydrangea freak!! LOVE LOVE that picture.


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