Friday, September 25, 2009

Welcome Autumn!

autumn Pictures, Images and Photos

This is my absolutely favorite time of the year.  I actually get excited when the trees start to change colors and there is a chill in the air.  There is nothing like that beautiful blue of an autumn sky. This time of the year lifts my spirits as I harvest vegetables and flowers.  My dehydrator is going 24 hours a day and I have bundles hanging in my windows. The fallen leaves crunch under my feet on my nightly walks and the once green weeds are beautiful earthen colors.

Buckwheat Cakes

"Now the frost is in the air.
Blue the haze at early dawn.
There is color everywhere.
Old and ragged looks the lawn.

Autumn's resting on the hills.
Harvested are fruit and grain,
And the home with gladness thrills.
Buckwheat cakes are back again!

Every season has its joys,
Every day its touch of mirth.
For us all - both girls and boys -
God has well supplied the earth.

What if care must fall between
Peace and pleasure now and then?
Autumn holds this happy scene:
Buckwheat cakes are back again!

Time and trouble change us all,
Youth gives way to middle age,
One by one our fancies fall
Till we reach life's final stage,

But in spite of aches and panes
And the difference old age makes,
Man devoted still remains
To a stack of buckwheat cakes."

- Edgar A. Guest, Buckwheat Cakes

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