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.

ayla fall 2

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}


  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!

  2. Lovely photos. I love those trees.

  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.

  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! :)

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

  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.



  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.

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

  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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