Oh, Autumn!

Oh, autumn! You are my favourite season. No, really. I adore everything about you: your beautiful leaves, smoke-scented wind, vibrant sunsets, pumpkin patches, delectable food (warm cider, caramel apples, pie). You are really quite remarkable.

Autumn by Abraham Manievich, 1914

Autumn by Abraham Manievich, 1914

Autumn by Béla Farkas, 1913

Autumn by Béla Farkas, 1913

Autumn Leaves by John Everett Millais, 1856

Autumn Leaves by John Everett Millais, 1856

You have the best pastimes: hayrides, haunted houses, apple picking.

No wonder your charms drive poets into the arms of hyperbole:

you are the season of purest inspiration.

Autumn  by Alfons Mucha, 1886

Autumn by Alfons Mucha, 1886

Your sights, sounds, smells–all are bundled away until needed. I unpack them in the heart of winter, when I do my best writing. They make life, and work, less barren. Hopeful, warm.

Autumn by Jens Lund, 1909

Autumn by Jens Lund, 1909

Thank you.

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15 thoughts on “Oh, Autumn!

  1. Of all the seasons, autumn is the only season I miss here in Tucson. I love the paintings you chose – reminds me of some of the Group of Seven from the same era. It seems artists can be very bold with autumn. My friend and I would make an outing on the best autumn day – to farm stands, antique stores, little towns and come home with our pumpkins and jams and antique linens. Then came winter….

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    • Your autumn day activities sound perfect! Absolutely sublime. 🙂

      There are so many gorgeous, vibrant paintings depicting autumn that it was hard to limit myself to just a few!

      Autumn is the only season I could not do without. Unfortunately they seem extra short now, weather-wise.

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