Thursday, October 03, 2019

Welcome October

October’s Party
by George Cooper

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."

Listen! the wind is rising,
and the air is wild with leaves.
We have had our summer evenings,
now for October eves.
~Humbert Wolfe

Since it's been rain and clouds for about three weeks here, I have gone shopping through my previous October images and come up with some bright, colorful fall pictures!!!
The weather seems to be on a pogo stick with one day being eighty-five and the next being fifty-six.
The rain is the only constant.  Patrick says he has never felt the grass so soggy.

Autumn in Wisconsin,
you never know what you're gonna get.

As my friend Martha says,
"There is no such thing as bad weather,
only bad clothes."

As we face changing climates where we live,
here is my advice and it comes from long years of living in a place with wacky weather swings.

Be a good steward.
Make adjustments.
Say thank you.

.....and I swear as I typed those last words,
the sun shone bright for a few moments.

A cheerful heart is good medicine.

Welcome October.
You're fabulous!

Encourage one another,
Donna Elsie


  1. It's National Poetry Day. And so October's Party makes it's appearance today!

  2. Anonymous11:11 AM

    So thankful for a little cool weather here today!

    1. Anonymous11:11 AM

      - your daughter Emma

    2. Hi Daughter Emma!! Love you...can't wait to see you...soooooon.

  3. You know what else is fabulous besides October?? A new QL post with poetry and beautiful photos!! Thank you, Miz Boo!! xoxo

    1. Hi Mary! I'm so happy that you stop by and leave me a kind word...
      makes me want to keep it up :o)
      I'm so thankful for the companionship!

  4. Perfect fall pics.
    And true words: a cheerful heart really is good for you!

    Hoping you get more sunbeams, soon.

  5. This post so brightened my day. Thank you so.


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