Autumnal sunshine

Gather the golden moments of autumn, with a camera or just in memories. Yorktown, 2008

Gather the golden moments of autumn, with a camera or just in memories. Yorktown, 2008

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” Nathaniel Hawthorne

“In autumn, don’t go to jewelers to see gold; go to the parks!” Mehmet Murat ildan

As our President would say, let me be clear.  Yesterday’s post was about rainy weather.  On a gloriously bright fall day, we simply MUST find the time to go outdoors for at least a little while.  No other time of year features the combination of visual opulence, agreeable temperatures, and sunshine that electrifies the foliage and flowers.  Spring’s loveliest weather tends to come before the trees are at their fullest or flowers are at peak bloom. In the fall, before the leaves drop and the flowers fade away, there is a rich abundance suggestive of the festivities to come.

Let’s heed the words of two writers who come from very different locations and eras.  As their tributes to autumn suggest, some pleasures are universal and unchanging.  If you have any fine weather this week, don’t let it go to waste!  Go out and gather beautiful images, scents and sounds to treasure through the winter.

This post was first published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.


  1. Susan

    Very wise, Julia; thank you for the timely reminder!

    • You’re welcome, Susan! Thanks for being here. I’m so glad we get to “visit” this way!

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