All about Autumn

 

Autumn is a beautiful and colorful season.

The leaves  begin to turn different colors, like red, orange, yellow and brown.

After a while, the leaves fall to the ground or are blown off the trees in the wind: they form a carpet under the trees.

In autumn, we see fall fruits and vegetables.  Farmers are busy collecting fruits and vegetables like pumpkins, squash, corn,

plums, grapes, walnuts, apples and pears which they then  send to the shops.

Other trees have chestnuts, pine cones and acorns.

As the weather gets colder, squirrels collect their acorns and nuts which they stow away for the winter.

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 I walked alone in the depths of Autumn woods;

The ruthless winds had left the maple bare;

The fern was withered, and the sweetbrier’s breath

No longer gave its fragrance to the air.

~Albert Laighton (1829–1887), “In the Woods,” c.1859

And myriad leaves, on which the Summer wrote

Her blushing farewell, at my feet were strown.

~Albert Laighton (1829–1887), “In the Woods,” c.1859

Such days of autumnal decline hold a strange mystery which adds to the gravity of all our moods.

Every step that Time takes imprints upon the fields as they grow bare and brown…

~Charles Nodier, Trilby, ou le lutin d’Argail/Trilby: The Fairy of Argyle, 1822

In shadowy woods the brown nuts fall

As sweeps the wind through tree tops tall…

In golden bars through leafy doors

The sunshine falls on forest floors…

~Phebe A. Holder, “A Song of October,” in The Queries Magazine, October 1890

A tangerine and russet cascade of kaleidoscopic leaves,

creates a tapestry of autumn magic upon the emerald carpet of fading summer.

~Judith A. Lindberg

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