Tuesday, October 2, 2012

An Autumnal Face



"No Spring or summer beauty....


 

hath such grace




As I have seen in one




Autumnal face." 


John Donne 
Elegy IX - The Autumnal 


30 comments:

  1. I love Fall...even the beauty in the drying flowers as you have shared in your pretty photos. xo

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  2. The cycle of life....how beautiful at every stage.
    Enjoy this wonderful day.
    shug

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  3. And, in the Spring, they will be reborn. Beautiful cycle of life.

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  4. Stunning Photos.
    You have proved that there is beauty even in the death of a flower.

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  5. Love the photos and your words are so true. B

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  6. Very pretty! My favorite autumn plant is the Sedum.

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  7. Preciosas imágenes, hermoso tu blog! Saludos desde Argentina.

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  8. Sad and beautiful images...

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  9. Beautiful shots! Even the one that's gone to seed looks good.

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  10. Wish I would be able to take pictures of flowers. These are beautiful. Please have you all a good Wednesday.

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  11. So pretty! I hate saying goodbye to the beautiful flowers of summer...

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  12. Wistful post.. always pretty photos from you.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  13. Such pretty pictures; I know the birds love the seed heads.

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  14. ....and When Thou hast done, Thou hast not done;

    For I have more.

    John Donne " A hymn to God the Father"

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  15. After a long hot summer, fall looks great =)

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  16. So nice to look at a flower and find the beauty in every season.
    Best,
    Peggy

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  17. Fall and it's beauty is really hard to beat. Love your shots

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  18. Hi Michelle, These are some excellent photos. It is interesting how much beauty there is in flowers, even after they have passed their prime. By the way, a few days ago, while looking at your blog, my wife came in and asked where the nice music was coming from. She said to tell you she likes your selections! ;-) Have a great day, John

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  19. "... and if I squint my eyes coulda come from outta space."
    My fall ditty for the day. hahahaha

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  20. Beautiful quote accompanying your photos.

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  21. Awesome...I will my coneflowers...nice to know they'll be back in a few months! Have a great day!!

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  22. Ohh -- love the words -- and the progression of the coneflower. I am going to post this above my bathroom mirror - thanks barbara

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  23. Coneflowers are one of my favorite flowers. I have tried a million times to grow them in my backyard. The deer like them too (sigh). I love their simplicity.
    Your photographs tell the story...

    Always,
    Velva

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  24. For sure. I'm reminded of what they say about "the last rose of summer."....:)

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  25. How interesting in the way your photos show the life and death around the seasons.

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  26. Perfect. I love the change autumn brings.

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