Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Autumn, The Year's Last, Loveliest Smile

Hello, Dear Ones. I am feeling a bit reflective today so I give you this...

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;

Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;

To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core

To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,

And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells.
John Keats
Ode to Autumn

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)


  1. I love autumn! The sights, the smells, the glorious color!

  2. Happy fall Y'all!!!!
    LOVE this time of year!
    Baby girl is growing so fast...she is just beautiful!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  3. Oh, I do love fall too. I have a poem I love about fall I will have to look it up. Have a great day.

  4. Good morning Shelia, I have missed you. We are out of town visiting our son for 6 days. We won't be home until late Thurs. night.

    I Love the poem and photos. I love apples and fruit of any kind. My oil paintings in my country kitchen are all fruit. You gave me the idea to feature them. Your hutch on your previous post is fall lovely. My favorite season by far. The big square plates are awesome.

    Hugs to you this fine fall day.
    Jeanne xoxoxo

  5. I love that!!! It has felt WONDERFUL and crisp. It is supposed to get to 85 today but another cool front is on its' way....YAY

  6. so very nice!!
    ps...I just killed a bee, he was trying to get my coffee...should I feel guilty?

  7. Beautiful! What is it about fall that makes one feel so nostalgic? More than any other season for me!

  8. What nice words and photos...Happy Fall to you also!!!
    I've been cleaning out the outdoor storage...uggghhh...I need nice now!

  9. I am so loving Fall too...can't get enough! Love the sentiments here too, thanks for sharing..hugs to you my friend! ;D

  10. I have been wearing a sweater for two days. It is chilly! How about that? Sweet fall sweetie♥olive

  11. Such pretty photos Sheila!
    I love your poem, so pretty!
    We are really moving into fall here, 70's today, 50's this weekend.

  12. Beautiful poem Sheila...and great photos. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Happy Fall to you too my sweet blogging friend:)

  14. Simply lovely, Sheila! And so is your beautiful Fallen hutch!! Wonderful rich colors done with your wonderful eye!

    Have a Happy Thursday, sweetie!

  15. Keats for a wonderful fall day, very fitting!

  16. Beautiful post, Shelia!

    Happy Fall!

  17. Great poem, Shelia. I love autumn the BEST! Oh, cute pic of the bathroom divas - 3 generations! Linda

  18. Autumn means fruitfullness.

    Happy TS Day!

    Greetings from a chilly Stockholmer,

  19. Beautiful post, Shelia! I love the different effects! And I love your fallen hutch, too! Have a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

  20. Love this poem..
    Isn't it fun, playing with our photos..

    Do you collect those little Stat...something, dog figurines??

  21. Hi Sheila
    I enjoyed this lovely post, great pictures and accompanying words.

  22. What a lovely post, Shelia!
    Even when you don't say much, your images are still beautiful. :-)

    Have a wonderful Thursday!

  23. I am so busy cleaning my kitchen for your party! :)

  24. Sheila- what pretty fall images!! Yes yes I have your button and am planning on coming to the party!! I have been wanting to take some more pictures of the kitchen but can't seem to keep it clean with all the canning I am doing between everything else!

    Worked at our ministry building getting it set up for the food and clothing pantry we are opening. Made 50 boxes to hand out to families tomorrow and it was such a blessing to have several people see us there and come in and lend a hand! God is working! We are excited!

    bee blessed

  25. Love the Ode to Autumn. That last photo with the black and white with the red apple is fabulous!!

  26. Hello Sheila, I love fall and really enjoyed looking at all your fall decorating tonight. Oh I have to tell you I tried the diet Dr. Pepper with a twist of lime and love it. Thanks for the idea! I've not liked any diet soda until this.
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  27. I would like to exchange links with your site
    Is this possible?

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  29. Autumn makes me remember the movie” Autumn in New York”, my all time favorite. The movie showed what the real autumn smile is. My sister also love the movie and admired Winona so much after that. She even went to Los Angeles cosmetic dentists to have the same smile as Winona’s. She had invisalign Los Angeles and it did make her smile more beautiful like Winona’s.


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