Celebration of October

The yellow foliage shines like sunshine. Buzzards screech above me as they gather before the journey.
I hear the cranes before I see their wedge-shaped silhouette. They trumpet loudly above my head.
Those birds are amazing!! October is outstanding 😊

“October had tremendous possibility. The summer’s oppressive heat was a distant memory, and the golden leaves promised a world full of beautiful adventures. They made me believe in miracles.”
~ Sarah Guillory, Reclaimed

“The winds will blow their own freshness into you,
and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop away from you
like the leaves of Autumn.”
~ John Muir

“…The earth never tires,
The earth is rude, silent, incomprehensible at first, Nature is rude and incomprehensible at first,
Be not discouraged, keep on, there are divine things well envelop’d,
I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell…”
Song of the Open Road by Walt Whitman

12 thoughts on “Celebration of October

    • Thank you, Melodie! Poetry and autumn go well together. It’s hard not to be inspired 🤗
      Wish you lots of happy walks!!!
      All the best,

  1. How beautifully and emotionally you, Hanna, captured the beautiful and colorful October, your photos give me warmth!

    • Thank you so much, Håkan. I like those pictures too. They do remind me of a time when the weather was cold and the leaves turned red. I mostly find yellow leaves when I’m out and about. Of course it depends of what kind of tree it is. Japanese Ahorn is among the red ones 🍂🤗 The good thing is that yellow leaves make it look like the sun is shining!!
      All the best,

  2. Wow! Sunny October. For some reason your trees have coloured far more beautiful then ours. (Over here they seem to think it still is summer. Well, temperature wise they do have a point! 🙂 ) Heart warming pictures Hanna!

    • I don’t know if you have TV chefs in the Netherlands who suddenly exclaim: We are ahead of the events! And out of the cupboard they conjure the promised oven dish in a sublime state?
      That’s how it is with my pictures. Not, that they have been in the oven 🤣
      But they are from an autumn when the frost had notified the trees of the imminent arrival of winter and maybe we’ll get to that time before Christmas.
      But as you say the trees are wise and know when the time is up.
      Thanks a lot for your comment, Peter.
      PS I did have a set of pictures from yesterday but it was neither summer nor autumn! 🤔😊

      • Lol, I understand. Neither summer nor autumn. So exactly as it is over here. A good decision posting pictures of a real fall! I just had a phone call with Thialf, the Frisian god of winter, and he didn’t sound to happy. I think I heard him mumble something about finding a new job…. 🙂

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