October 22, 2010

October’s Party


October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came-
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.


The Chestnuts came in yellow,
The Oaks in crimson dressed;
The lovely Misses Maple
In scarlet looked their best;
All balanced to their partners,
And gaily fluttered by;
The sight was like a rainbow
New fallen from the sky.


Then, in the rustic hollow,
At hide-and-seek they played,
The party closed at sundown,
And everybody stayed.
Professor Wind played louder;
They flew along the ground;
And then the party ended
In jolly "hands around."

--George Cooper


Hope you lovelies have the most wonderful weekend imaginable! Tune in next week for pictures from some sweet southern weddings, a delicious squash recipe and lots more spooky fun as we count down to Halloween!


  1. Pretty pretty.

    Oh, I decided what the Slaughter kids are going to be for Halloween! Check your email later!! : )

  2. Love the poem and the last leaf pic! Up here our colors will probably start hitting the ground by the weekend, especially if it rains :-( It goes so quickly~!

  3. Lovely poem and the photos are just beautiful.

    Are you passing out Moon Pies for Halloween? If so, I'm coming to your house for sure!


  4. The pictures and the poem by Mister Cooper are both beautiful. Inspiring words for an inspiring day!



  5. Simply beautiful! I love fall here in TN.

  6. Love the poem and the photographs. Falls definitely my favorite time of the year!

  7. These pictures are why I love Fall!! The changing leaves are such a beautiful backdrop to life.
    Thank you so much for that sweet comment! You really don't know how much those kind words mean.
    Have a great week,

  8. Love all the photos. I'm so far south, we hardly get any color at all. It's 92 today and even the leaves are sweating. Our seasons are summer, still summer, not summer, almost summer. Bummer.

  9. I don't know who this george cooper is or why he's stealing my poems but I'm angry about it, love philliy

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