But then fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September. It stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite 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
For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. –Edwin Teale
Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons.
I make a great noise
Of rustling all day
Like rabbit and deer
But the mountains I raise
Elude my embrace,
Flowing over my arms
And into my face.
― Robert Frost
Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn–that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness–that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.
― Jane Austen, Persuasion
Beautiful images of Autumn, Rachael.
Love that top shot – thanks for sharing.
Indeed, the first image is very beautiful.
Great series of images.
lovely set but the first from St Aubin is a WoW
Seems I have to agree with Scott. That first one is superb.
The quotes fit so nicely and they’re just so “agreeable”. 😉
great composition of text and imagery, really striking 🙂
the first one’s definitely my favourite
I love autumnal photos and that top one is a beauty!
Great mix of pictures and quotes. Nice to see Mr King turn up in such an incongruous setting!
That top shot from St. Aubin? I want to walk down there right now! Looks gorgeous!
So any post with a Jane Austen quote is a winner with me, but that first photo is almost the very definition of autumn. Beautiful – thanks Rachael!
Gorgeous, all. Words. Images. I. so. love. fall!