Friday, October 3, 2008

Octobers bright blue weather

The changing colors of the trees are inspiring me to do more dyeing.  

The other day there was a storm in the distance but the sun was setting.  The dark blue gray of the sky played off the rays of color coming off the fall colored leaves & it was awesome (in the true sense of the word).  I truly love change but fall is one of my favorite "changes" of the year.  I don't have a photo yet of the blue sky and leaves but as soon as I can I will put one up.  

Here is one with a more subtle sky so you can see a taste... 

My grandmother, Me-Me's favorite poem was:

Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885)
October's Bright Blue Weather

O SUNS and skies and clouds of June,
And flowers of June together,
Ye cannot rival for one hour
October's bright blue weather;

When loud the bumble-bee makes haste,
Belated, thriftless vagrant,
And Golden-Rod is dying fast,
And lanes with grapes are fragrant;

When Gentians roll their fringes tight
To save them for the morning,
And chestnuts fall from satin burrs
Without a sound of warning;

When on the ground red apples lie
In piles like jewels shining,
And redder still on old stone walls
Are leaves of woodbine twining;

When all the lovely wayside things
Their white-winged seeds are sowing,
And in the fields, still green and fair,
Late aftermaths are growing;

When springs run low, and on the brooks,
In idle golden freighting,
Bright leaves sink noiseless in the hush
Of woods, for winter waiting;

When comrades seek sweet country haunts,
By twos and twos together,
And count like misers, hour by hour,
October's bright blue weather.

O suns and skies and flowers of June,
Count all your boasts together,
Love loveth best of all the year
October's bright blue weather.

1 comment:

Teaching Handwork said...

what I would give to spend a day back home during the fall season....