Saturday, October 5, 2013

Autumn Hues and Poetic Views


“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, 
than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
― Henry David Thoreau



 “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
― Albert Camus



 “I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. 
One does, I think, as one gets older.”
― Virginia Woolf,
Jacob's Room



 “Night, which in Autumn seems to fall from the sky
 so suddenly, chilled us...”
― Jules-Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly, 
  The Crimson Curtain


 

“She looked like autumn, when leaves turned and fruit ripened.”
― Sarah Addison Allen, Garden Spells


“Autumn flings her fiery cloak 
over the sumac, beech and oak.”
― Susan Lendroth, Ocean Wide, Ocean Deep


“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”

― Humbert Wolfe



“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
 as I have seen in one autumnal face.”
― John Donne


 Thanks for visiting!


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51 comments:

  1. I love the sofa fabric, Poppy! All your pictures and quotes gave me a wonderful feeling of fall.

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  2. Such pretty photos combined with such wonderful poetic words!
    Brenda

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  3. Hi Poppy, your photos are always good. Don't you just love finding a great quote? so many that make me say ahhhh. Happy weekend to you my dear.

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  4. Happy weekend lovely, Poppy. I love the changing seasons. In Southern California, the changes are subtle, and generally mild, but wonderful just the same. We are experiencing a bit of wind, the type to make the leaves dance and spin. xxooo e

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  5. And now I get to see autumn in Crete. Thank you. I want to go through the gate and see what is on the other side. Perhaps some day I will.

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  6. Oh hooray! Prince Richard is back on the blog!! He has the most perfect autumnal coat. I enjoyed these quotes and gorgeous photos of your home. It is so beautiful there!

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  7. There were some lovely and memorable quotes there - I have always loved the quote from Camus. Have a good weekend!

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  8. Your home is like a flowering garden Poppy! So cheerful and colorful but also cosy and warm! You combined so well your beautiful photos with these great quotes.
    Have a wonderful and happy autumn week end!

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  9. Beautiful photos and quotes!

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  10. Good morning Poppy. Although, I think you are a good 8 hours or so ahead of us! There is so much beauty in our environment, isn't there?
    Loved your pics.
    xo Kris

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  11. Such inspiring quotes! I think I am Thoreau reincarnated.

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  12. Lovely images and quotes! The mosaic which includes your pretty kitty is my fave!

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  13. Autumn does seem to be soul sister to poetry, especially at Poppy View! Although, like Woolf, the older I am I do treasure Spring more than I used to. The Crimson Curtain quote is lovely! And oh, how I wished to look like Sarah Addison Allen's lady in Garden Spells! I must investigate that book, Poppy, as you've made me curious about this character.

    You've captured the early Autumn light so beautifully, both inside Poppy View and outside, and made my heart beat faster with anticipation of what the rest of the wonderful month of October will be like at Poppy View.

    Until then,
    Dewena

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  14. Love the quotes.

    I have an autumn quote on my mantel and had fun looking at all my choices.

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  15. Hello Poppy
    Your images are fabulous. I am tending to side with Virginia Woolf when she says she favours Spring over Autumn. To a joyful weekend
    Helen xx

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  16. Οι φθινοπωρινές φωτογραφίες σου σε συνδυασμό με τα γνωμικά έφτιαξαν μια υπέροχη φθινοπωρινή ανάρτηση!!! Καλό φθινόπωρο και καλή εβδομάδα!! Φιλιά!!

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  17. Hope you are enjoying the fall this year. :)
    Thank you for joining in for Fresh-Cut Friday!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    ~Liz

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  18. Happy Fall Poppy. Your beautiful pictures combine so well with all of the thoughtful poetic quotes. Thank you for making mt day so pleasant.

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  19. I love all the autumn images and quotes! Have a wonderful week, Poppy! xoxo

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  20. Oh Hello - my first visit here, I loved your quotes with the photos. I'll be back and off to see if you have any spring quotes.
    Love Leanne New Zealand.

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  21. Lovely photos and quotes representing autumn. Cute kitty!
    Judith

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  22. Hello Poppy, beautiful fall images and I enjoyed the quotes. Have a happy week!

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  23. You have created a beautiful post dedicated to fall with your wonderful images and thoughtful quotes attached! Thank you!

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  24. Wonderful! I very much enjoyed the beautiful images and the quotes.

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  25. Crete is gorgeous this time of year.

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  26. Beautiful photos and such evocative quotes! I love stopping by here, you make me feel good about any season and any weather! :)

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  27. Beautiful photos and I've really enjoyed browsing through your site. Very nice!

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  28. You have captured the colours in fall. Your rocker looks cozy. Valerie

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  29. Beautiful fall mosaic. Have a wonderful week. Jen

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  30. What beautiful quotes! I'll leave your post open and write some of them in my journal tonight! Sweet hugs!

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  31. Beautiful collages and wonderful words.
    Karen

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  32. Poppy, I think that was the best "welcome to fall" post I've read! The photos and the quotes make perfect poetic pairs! It's just starting to look a little like fall around here.

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  33. Hello dear Poppy
    This is a gorgeous post - beautiful images tied together so well with a perfect quote!

    Wishing you a happy week
    hugs
    Shane

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  34. I think my favorite here is the shot of the fiery clouds...just lovely! :)

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  35. Beautiful autumn shots and quotes. I do love that black gate with the view beyond. Just stunning!

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  36. Hello Poppy. Lovely views and photos you have today. That one shot of the cloud is spectacular. I bet if I were to paint exactly that, people would say I made it up. Looks like you're having a lovely warm autumn. We've had a sunny weekend but now it's back to the rain again; although, having said that, the sun just peeked out. :) Hope you have a wonderful week.

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  37. Lovely post Poppy! Here is another quote:

    My trees are not in flower,
    I have no bower,
    And gusty creaks my tower,
    And lonesome, very lonesome, is my strand.

    'Autumn' by Christina Rossetti

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  38. Poppy, you live in the most amazing place! love the photos and quotes!

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  39. As always, beautiful photos that go so perfectly with the written word. I love that first quote - I may put that on a chalkboard!

    Happy Fall!

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  40. Autumn is supposed to be arriving here too, but we're having an Indian summer and I can't quite believe it's October.
    Another beautiful post with great quotes and photos. Thank you Poppy x

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  41. The photos are beautiful!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  42. Hi Poppy! Pretty fall pictures today. I see you have some mum plants there. Are they easy to find? Do you celebrate Thanksgiving there? Just wondering. :) Have a good week. Pamela

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  43. Poppy, your images are simply beautiful and I love all the quotes! We are having splendid weather right now. Other than the odd cooler day, we've had a good run of Indian Summer. I was wondering just as Pamela asked, since you grew up in Toronto, Canada, do you celebrate Thanksgiving like we do? Thank you for sharing your lovely post at my HOME.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  44. Thanks that you visit our blog!
    The photos are beautiful!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  45. Your photos are always so beautiful! Such sweet quotes, so enjoyed them! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy
    My favorite...
    “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
    ― Albert Camus

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  46. Gorgeous autumn views - LOVE the quotes! I am so delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  47. Oh Poppy what a great post! I love how you chose the photos for each quote. This was a wonderful post. Thank you for joining the linky party and sharing it with us!

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  48. Love the autumn quotes and photos! I love those language arts :)

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