As I mentioned before, I am well aware that not everyone shares my fondness for the autumn season. But I figured I would still be able to find some sort of fall-celebrating poem to share alongside of my fall photos here on the blog (and there are LOTS of photos...). I'm sure there are some out there, but after I glanced through poem after poem that talked about everything dying in fall, and the wind singing a funeral song for the trees (or something along those lines), and the way the poets felt sad because it was fall and the glory of summer was gone... I kinda gave up. So instead I searched for happy quotes about autumn and those were easier to find... so here you go! :)
"I loved autumn,
the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there
just for the beauty of it."
- Lee Maynard
"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
- Lucy Maude Montgomery
North Fork, Shoshone River, Wyoming
Pilot and Index Peaks, Absaroka Range, Wyoming
(It's pronounced Ab-sor-ka, by the way.)
Tentatively identified as Spotted Tussock Moth caterpillar, Yellowstone National Park
"Autumn... the year's last, loveliest smile."
- William Cullen Bryant
Bison, Yellowstone National Park
Lewis Lake, Yellowstone National Park
"Fall is awesome."
Willow Flats, Grand Teton National Park (next 4 pictures)
Find the bull elk in the picture above.
Find the cow elk in the picture below.
"Autumn is a second spring
when every leaf is a flower."
- Albert Camus
An inviting trail, Oxbow Bend area, Grand Teton National Park
"Autumn carries more gold in its pocket
than all the other seasons."
- Jim Bishop
Aspens in the fall (my favorite!), Oxbow Bend area, Grand Teton National Park
"I like fall. I don't like it.
I actually love it. I like leaf piles."
- Mountain Girl
Oxbow Bend (Snake River), Grand Teton National Park
(next 4 pictures)
"Um... like a frog bouncing into the water."
- Little Mr.
Random photographer (Ha ha... hi, mom!), Cunningham Cabin area, Grand Teton National Park
(next two pictures)
"I like fall because of
the cooler temperatures and the hunting."
Magpie, perfectly timed
Mormon Row homesteads, Grand Teton National Park
"Otch! Ush. O yah."
- Little Miss
String Lakes area, Grand Teton National Park (next 4 pictures)
"I like it because you can
do art projects with fall leaves."
- Biker Dude
Lewis Falls, Yellowstone National Park
Lewis River, Yellowstone National Park
My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird I would fly about the Earth
seeking the successive autumns."
- George Eliot
Geyser, Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone Grizzly! If you want to see more pictures of bears, and of Yellowstone, you'll have to check back here next week! 'Til next time...
"Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;
wisdom and power are his.
He changes times and seasons;
he deposes kings and raises up others.
He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning."
- Daniel 2: 20-21 (NIV)