Sunday, October 14, 2007

Our view from the living room windows, these autumn days

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Merry Autumn Days

By Charles Dickens

‘Tis pleasant on a fine spring morn
To see the buds expand,.
‘Tis pleasant in the summer time
To see the fruitful land;
‘Tis pleasant on a winter’s night
To sit around the blaze,
But what are joys like these, my boys,
To merry autumn days!

We hail the merry Autumn days,
When leaves are turning red;
Because they’re far more beautiful
Than anyone has said,
We hail the merry harvest time,
The gayest of the year;
The time of rich and bounteous crops,
Rejoicing and good cheer.

32 comments:

Z said...

Wow, a feast for the eyes...

photolicious said...

Hello Portland! Pardon me for my ignorance but in which part of The States is Portland found? I love those leaves in autumn, eternally beautiful. In Singapore where I live, it's summer all year-round. Very sad case here.

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Marie said...

Wow ! The fall in the US is a wonder. The colors are amazing! Thank you for sharing this with us.

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joy said...

Hey hey hey! Sooo beautiful. Don't you just love autumn? :D I just love it! I love the different colours in your photo. Wish we had the same in Norwich.

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Mike said...

And what a view! I'm jealous.

dot said...

I think these are the prettiest fall pictures I've seen so far! Now I'm going to check your other blog.

Andrea said...

What beautiful color. I hope we have bright color like that here in Georgia this year.

Denton said...

Beautiful Fall colors ... We are a few weeks away from natures glorious display.

Bergson said...

the colors of autumn are so beautiful

Wendy said...

Thank you for sharing nature's display of color with us. What a nice view to wake up to, and to watch as the color changes proceed towards winters bare branches.

Wendy said...

It's me again ;) - back to say "great choice of poem to go with your photo". Enjoyed it, too.

Ming the Merciless said...

The orange and yellow colors are amazing. I haven't seen the color change in my neighborhood yet but I anticipate that to happen in a week or two since we just had our first week of fall/autumn weather this week.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! Brilliant colors, very pretty. We are having a rather dull-colored fall this year so it is nice to see your colors. Very pretty!

PaB said...

Exactly what I imagine Autumn in North America !

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Chris & Deb said...

You just can't beat that for a view! Beautiful work!!

travelphilippines said...

wow oh wow im so speechless those were just so beautiful autumn leaves.

Neva said...

Spectacular color!! I am speechless at the beauty...it is why fall/autumn is my favorite time of year!!!!

GMG said...

Great colours, gorgeous pictures!
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Have a great week!

Sonia said...

Wonderful color, Lynette! Just stunning photo!

Dusty Lens said...

Beautiful and stunning! Autum is about the prettiest month, but sadly, it is all too short a time period.

Chris said...

I'm very jealous that you guys have that wonderful color this year! Our trees haven't even started to turn brown because they are so traumatized by the horrible weather all year.

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• Eliane • said...

Wonderful autumn colours! Those reds! And those yellows! And those faded greens! Beautiful!

Annie said...

Hello Lynette, Those leaves are surely the gayest of the year, so full of color and excitement. How fine that you can look right out your window to see them.

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

And you can see these marvelous leaves right from your living room, isn't that just priceless? :)

Love the photos! Out here we haven't yet reached peak. One more week, maybe, but the winds tend to pick up this time of year...

Enjoy a colorful week ahead!

Glenn Standish said...

Lovely rich colours! Come and pop over to Toruń DP as we have a special competition today...where you could win a prize!

Sally said...

Just gorgeous!

NorthBayPhoto said...

Amazing colour!!

smilnsigh said...

Fantastically beautiful! Lucky you to have such an Autumn display. We don't seem to be as lucky, this year.

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WendyB said...

Gorgeous photos!

Sharon said...

WOW. That is outstanding. You won't see anything remotely that colorful in FL...

HoodPhotography said...

Its crazy how just in the past week or so everything has changed so dramatically. I was out of town for just three days and coming back is quite the comparison from how it was even just before I left. Thanks for sharing!

Juhi said...

Beautiful shots...simple loved the colors!