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Autumn Fires

In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!

Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The grey smoke towers.

Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!

Robert Louis Stevenson

20 Comments CherryPie on Sep 9th 2009

20 Responses to “My Garden in Autumn”

  1. Bernard says:

    Love it. An excellent choice of verse.

  2. Sasha says:

    Lovely photographs again. I’ve only just realised since reading the replies to your “Thought for the Week” that you take most of the photos on your site…. The photographs are beautiful but now knowing we’re seeing what you do through the camera makes them extra special.

  3. Ah there’s some beautiful sights Cherie!

  4. jameshigham says:

    What is that middle one, Cherie?

  5. Yes delightful photos indeed. Autumn is truly a beautiful time of year with its vibrant colours.

  6. -eve- says:

    So much greenery and sunshine – it really does look so much like malaysia, in this pic :-) you could probably take photos for brochures (eg. tourism ;-) )

  7. Bernard says:

    I was rather hoping that someone would ask about the first picture, then I could find out about it without showing my ignorance.
    But….as they haven’t……?

  8. ubermouth says:

    I love the photos[and the poem is lovely too].
    Autumn is my favourite season for the same reason,plus I like the nip in the air.

    I am most alive in Autumn.

  9. luisa brehm says:

    just gorgeous !!! nature is a wonder, oh yeah !!!
    love this poem too ;-) )))))))))))

  10. trubes says:

    Wonderful photo’s Cherie and touching poem.
    I too, love Autumn, and my favourite, all time
    place to be, is The Highlands of Scotland in Autumn.
    The baying of the rutting stags, the wonderful Autumnal
    colours, and the smell of peat fires burning in the
    C’est Magnfique!


    • CherryPie says:

      Oh! now you have made me want to go and visit Scotland. I love Scotland too, but I have never been in the autumn. You have made it sound so tempting.