Autumn Books and Inspiration

October
O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes’ sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost—
For the grapes’ sake along the wall.
— Robert Frost

Doesn’t Robert Frost capture the beauty of the season beautifully?! The leaves are falling and the skies are grey.  Autumn has arrived.  Our house has piles of conkers, an assortment of seeds, and colourful leaves of varying shapes and sizes strewn around.

01a14x12tom_thomson_-_autumn_foliage_4000x402x.progressiveAutumn Foliage – Tom Thomson

To help you embrace the change in temperature, I’ve popped all my previous autumn posts here in one place for you to have a browse for seasonal books, craft ideas and more.

Embracing Autumn

Delighting in Autumn Trees

Exploring Autumn Pond Life

Autumn Poetry and Picture Books

 

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