Writers Quote Wednesday – Autumn

7 Sep

Welcome! It’s Writers Quote Wednesday sponsored by Colleen Chesebro of ‘Silver Threading‘ and Ronovan Hester of ‘Ronovan Writes‘. Anyone can participate by choosing a quote by a favorite writer then you may add artwork, photography, a short piece of flash fiction or poetry to share with us all. You can add anything you like to highlight your quote. Have fun with it!

We have a great theme this week: AUTUMN chosen by Colleen.

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My writing buddy ‘Scribbles’ at a pumpkin patch.

Autumn is a beautiful time of year. Here in south Florida we don’t have much shedding of leaves from deciduous trees but we do share the earlier arrival of night and the cooling of the temperature, although only slightly down here. Nevertheless, the feeling of autumn is very present and it’s one of my favorite times of year. That being said, we still have 15 days of summer left and I plan to make the most of it. 😉

I did grow up in the north, New York City, and I do sometimes miss the red and gold autumn palette. I came across the poem, ‘Leaves’ by Elsie N. Brady on Tumblr and it is such a beautiful and sweet poem, definitely worth sharing with my friends here. Enjoy!

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by Elsie N. Brady

How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.

At other times, they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air
Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow.

“I see the turning of a leaf dancing in an autumn sun, and brilliant shades of crimson glowing when a day is done.”

~Hazelmarie Mattie Elliott

“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.”

~Shira Tamir

Summer went away

So that wind and leaves can play

Over the meadow

Leaves tire, floating to the ground

To dress the field in scarlet gown

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It’s the middle of the week. We’re almost over the hump, so enjoy the rest of the week.

38 Responses to “Writers Quote Wednesday – Autumn”

  1. cindy knoke September 7, 2016 at 1:04 pm #

    Fabulous fall images and words!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Annette Rochelle Aben September 7, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

    Everything about your post, makes everything I love about Autumn, come alive for me! ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  3. coldhandboyack September 7, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

    My favorite time of year.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 7, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

      It certainly is a great time of year. Fall makes me think of family, s’mores, horror movies, and cuddling. 😉

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  4. Silver Threading September 7, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful words, Vashti. My spirit soars when I look at all the photos and read the autumn themed quotes. This is my favorite time of year. Loved it! ❤

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  5. Al Lane September 7, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

    Autumn’s my favourite time of the year… this post is a perfect lead-in for darker nights and kicking up the leaves 😀

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  6. Sunni Morris September 7, 2016 at 10:19 pm #

    Beautiful, Vashti. And I, to, will make the most of what’s left of summer. We have it colder here as the desert is in the realm of extremes.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 9, 2016 at 3:10 pm #

      Thank you Sunni! I could imagine. Yes, make the most of what warm weather you have left. 🙂


  7. Janice September 8, 2016 at 8:21 am #

    Your picture of Scribbles is very cute. I love pumpkin orange. Also some beautiful poetic images of autumn leaves. 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 9, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

      Thank you Janice! I’m happy you like the post. Pumpkins certainly do photograph well and there’s something about the color orange that puts me in a good mood. 🙂

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  8. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin September 8, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

    So very beautiful Vashti … Autumn and its reds and golds is such a lovely time of the year.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 9, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

      You’re right it is a beautiful time of year and the fall colors seem to have a yin / yang effect on people. Thank you my friend. ❤ xx


  9. maria September 9, 2016 at 4:52 am #

    Wise words. Thanks for sharing them, Vashti. 🙂 I especially like this one…

    “Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” ~Shira Tamir

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  10. jacquelineobyikocha September 11, 2016 at 11:55 am #

    Gorgeous image and words. My best season ever.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Bernadette September 12, 2016 at 11:05 am #

    Thanks for sharing all those great quotes and poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. sharmishtha basu September 13, 2016 at 2:28 am #

    Amazing post Vashti, so full of brilliant colours and beauty!


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  13. mbarkersimpson September 14, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

    Oh, thanks for sharing that wonderful poem – so serene, and graceful. I love the quotes and the beautiful colours in the image xx

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  14. JESS44903 September 15, 2016 at 4:01 pm #

    Aww…I love this. 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Mrs. AOK September 18, 2016 at 12:37 pm #

    I loved them all!!! SO GOOD. Victoria Erickson has written some beautiful words about fall that I’m love with. 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 19, 2016 at 11:53 am #

      I’m happy you love the post! 😀 Share an example of her poetry with us. ❤ xx


  16. jaye22 October 3, 2016 at 9:06 am #

    Hi Vashti, for me Autumn is my favourite season perhaps because I was born in Autumn 😊. Your graphics and collection of words and poetry gel so well x X X.

    Liked by 1 person


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