Sunday, October 2, 2011

September 27, 1857

Small red maples in low ground
Have fairly begun to burn for a week.
It varies from scarlet to crimson.
It looks like training day in the meadows and swamps.
They have run up their colors.
A small red maple has grown,
Perchance far away on some moist hillside,
A mile from any road, unobserved.
It has faithfully discharged the duties of a maple there,
All winter and summer,
Neglected none of its economies,
Added to its stature
In the virtue which belongs to a maple,
By a steady growth all summer,
And is nearer heaven than in the spring.
- H.D. Thoreau
Have a wonderful week! Love, Linda


  1. Hi Linda, I love your photos, they're really beautiful. Fall is definitely in the air!

    Your puppies are real cuties.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. Love your sweet photos, Linda!

    I'm sorry you gifted all your orangey Fall things to charity... At least in the future you'll KNOW what you can do with them! Such fun!

    Your doggies are sooo lovely!~