Monday, September 21, 2009

Decorating For Autumn

The Autumnal Equinox will arrive at 5:18 tomorrow evening in the Northern Hemisphere. Soon the colors of the trees will change from bright vermilion to several shades of yellow, orange, and red. The air is already crisp, and the apples already have been turning red. The hummingbirds are rarely seen these days, and the fire flies are gone until next summer.

When autumn wind goes running
It does some magic things.
It gives the shadows dancing shoes
It gives the bright leaves wings
When autumn wind goes running

It curls the bonfire's tail of smoke
And shares a little whispered joke
With cornstalks who delight to prattle
It turns a seed pod into a rattle
When autumn wind goes running

I was bored and determined to get those boxes of fall decorations down from the attic. I brought one down, and unpacked it. Then the fun begins trying to come up with a new idea and a new place to showcase my old decorations. I added a new swag this year to the mantle.

I sometimes re-arrange things that are already in the room, adding the colors of the season.

A fallen leaf is nothing more than summers wave good bye!

I brought down the second box that had some of the decorations for the outside. I started decorating the porches. There are more things in the basement.

Pumpkins in the cornfields
Gold among the brown
Leaves of rust and scarlet
Trembling slowly down
Birds that travel southward
Lovely time to play
Nothing is as pleasant
As an autumn day!

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
as I have seen in one autumnal face

Autumn quote by John Donne

Decorating For Autumn Continued...

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