October 12, 2010

Nothing gold can stay

ayla fall

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold,
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.

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Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

-- Robert Frost

Hope you all get a chance to enjoy some gold as the leaves change!

{photos by my talented cousin Ayla}

21 comments:

  1. I didn't even think to mention it until I saw your comment but my grandmother and aunt (both on my mom's side) were Zetas!

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  2. Lovely photos. I love those trees.

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  3. My favorite poem. It come from my love of the book "The Outsiders". Thanks for bringing it back to memory. Perfect for the season.

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  4. Hi Kate! Thanks for the comment on my blog! Next time I'm Knoxville I would love to meet ya! I think I'll be up there for Thanksgiving so I'll let you know! :)

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  5. Love this poem! Haven't thought about it for years...thanks for posting this.

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  6. I cannot tell you how much I love that you used Robert Frost to accompany those pictures. I read "Birches" to the children every year as the leaves fall from the trees and consider him a wonderful source of inspiration.

    Warmly,

    Elizabeth

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  7. I've been sick and stuck in the house the past week but today when I actually got out, I couldn't believe how many leaves had changed! Fall is so beautiful.

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  8. Those photos are amazing! Is that East TN?

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  9. the images were taken in my hometown which is in Middle TN on the edge of the Cumberland Plateau. They are from a couple of years ago, but I was saving them for a fall blog post!

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