Monday, November 2, 2009

'The melancholy days are come'. . .

Halloween day began with snow flurries but ended with sunshine and bright blue skies. So I took a windy walk, crunching leaves, soaking up the sun I hadn't seen most of the week, and found glorious reds in the trees.See more autumnal reds at Mary's meme, Ruby Tuesday.

The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on.

Emily Dickinson


Poetikat said...

Lovely Dickinson poem, NoniZ. So nice that you found some red to inspire you!

Julie Schuler said...

Thank you so much for posting some color! All of ours seems to have blown away.

Becca's Dirt said...

This is my favorite time of year. Beautiful reds. Have a great day.

Snap said...


Gorgeous shots! Perfect!

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chubskulit said...

Beautiful red colors!

How about an ornery little fella for Ruby Tuesday?

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos of the autumn leaves and the berries.

Marice said...

great red shots!

u may view mine if u have time

Anonymous said...

Beautiful reads. Lovely poem.


moosh said...

Lovely photo and I enjoyed the poem. It seems we are on a similar path, exploring a new world. HRT

Cloudia said...

Ruby Rich!

Aloha, Friend!

Comfort Spiral

Meikah said...

Love the leaves and the red-bedecked tree! :)

My RT entry is here.

Hootin' Anni said...

Nature at its, so beautiful.

My R T is posted now. "I came, HE SAWED, we conquered". come see. Here is the permalink to my Tuesday post.

Icy BC said...

Those are beautiful shots of red!

Daryl said...

So pretty .. red berries for the birds!

Annie said...

Where have I been? An Emily poem I have not seen before. How lovely.

Lovely reds, Noni, and I can so hear the crunch. I enjoyed the virtual ramble you shared with us.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Melancholy days,
sprinkled with grey, vermilion—
autumn, my lover!

My Ruby Tuesday