An Autumn Patchwork Quilt
Autumn arrives in the early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.
– Elizabeth Bowen
Every season hath its pleasures;
Spring may boast her flowery prime,
Yet the vineyard’s ruby treasures
Brighten Autumn’s sob’rer time.
– Thomas Moore
The Gilding of the Indian summer mellowed the pastures far and wide. The russet woods stood ripe to be stripped, but were yet full of leaf. The purple of the heath- bloom, faded but not withered, tinged the hills…Fieldhead gardens bore the seal of gentle decay:…its time of flowers and even of fruit was over
– Charlotte Bronte
There is a harmony
In autumn, and a lustre in its sky,
Which through the summer is not heard or seen,
As if it could not be, as if it had not been!
– Percy Bysshe Shelley