Friday, October 1, 2010

The feel of Fall!

This morning, as I opened the door to make my 6:50 shuttle to the bus stop, I paused...what is that I feel? The hot, humid, mugginess of Summer?!?!? Nope! It was the crisp, cool, relief of Fall! Oh what a way to start the day!

The change of seasons is kinda like a "New Year" celebration to me. When you feel the temperature change, when you see the difference in the foliage, it's like a rebirth of your everyday life! Fall feels like the beginning of slower weekends, leisurely drives admiring the changing of the leaves and crisp outdoor evenings by an open-air fire. (And from my "girly side" - pulling out the sweaters and jeans, buying a new pair of boots and donning the cute lightweight jackets that have been packed away for a while!)

As I searched for an Autumn quote, I happened upon this poem and fell in love! Oh, how Mr. Cooper put into words an incredible account of this wonderful season! And what a perfect way to ring in October..........

October's Party

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came —
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.

The Chestnuts came in yellow,
The Oaks in crimson dressed;
The lovely Misses Maple
In scarlet looked their best;
All balanced to their partners,
And gaily fluttered by;
The sight was like a rainbow
New fallen from the sky.

Then, in the rustic hollow, At hide-and-seek they played, The party closed at sundown, And everybody stayed. Professor Wind played louder; They flew along the ground; And then the party ended In jolly "hands around.

~ George Cooper

And before I sign off, let me introduce you to my newest love for Fall! This candle....
Nature's Wick "Bonfire Nights"

Ever have a candle that you don't want to burn, because you don't want it to go away?!? This is it for me. So, I will take a jaunt to my nearest Target and clean their shelves of this little guy! It's wonderful!



Tiffany Anne said...

I've been enjoying fall too! I have my baked apple pie candle from home interiors burning now!!! I will have to check Target for that one!

boliyou said...

Found you during an image search for the Bonfire Nights Nature's Wick candle. It's on my wishlist for Christmas.

Right now I'm burning a Nature's Wick Holiday Wreath candle. Great scent, and I love the crackle of the flame!