F Simple and Serene Living: malaise? 09 10
Friday, September 28, 2012

malaise?



The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry’s cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I’ll put a trinket on.


       by Emily Dickinson


Have you noticed how the autumn flowers are bravely struggling to extend our summer pleasures. 



Just as the daylight hours ebb away, so do the colors of the blooms, though, they stretch bravely toward the lingering sun to catch its final warmth.



Soon, the brilliant greens will fade to brown and we will know that the seasons have once again changed.



Sometimes it seems as if we are viewing life through an old worn window. 



As if life is like an old rusty wheel, that needs to be oiled to move it along at an ever increasing pace.



But as quickly as the malaise sets in, we view the flowers and know that just as they will reappear next spring, so will the warmth of the sun that lifts our spirits and warms our souls.

Linking to:
Fishtail Cottage Garden Party


 

12 comments:

  1. Lovely post, Laura! And I so enjoyed that poem! We're getting brilliant colors here in NW Wisconsin, our last hurrah! before long, bleak winter sets in.

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  2. What beautiful words of inspiration! I love that poem by Emily Dickenson. Thank you for truly inspiring me today!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  3. I suppose that's why the seasons are so important. We tire of one and another one is around the corner.
    Brenda

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  4. What a beautiful post! We do enjoy the changes. We'll be seeing some pretty Fall color soon! Enjoy your weekend!

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  5. This is a pretty post! I'm looking forward to the colors of fall. :)

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  6. Lovely photos, Laura! Love the poem as well.

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  7. Loved the poem, Laura. I'm always torn at this time of year. It's so sad to say goodbye to my garden - makes me blue. But I love the colors and the crisp air of fall.

    xo
    Claudia

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  8. Beautiful collage of photographs, Laura. Each frame was a delight. October is definitely promising all her good colors this year.

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  9. Beautiful fall photos and I love the poem! Beautiful post, Laura!

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  10. Beautiful post, Laura.
    Hope you enjoyed your time with your sister. :)

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  11. I am cleaning my yard/gardens and getting ready for the rainy cold weather with doses of snow and ice and right now enjoying every minute I can be outside (a luxury). Thanks for following, I followed right back.
    Rob

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