Sunday 1 September 2013

Introduction to the season

In the northern hemisphere we are now moving into Autumn whilst the southern hemisphere is moving into Spring.

In the UK, Europe & Commonwealth Countries we describe this season as Autumn whilst in America and Canada they use the word Fall.

Find out more here.

There's an interesting article here on the use of Harvest, Autumn & Fall.

Autumn is a time of great change particularly in the colours of leaves before they fall from the tree.  New England is particularly famous for its Fall colours.

And pumpkins.   Pumpkins are often seen outside houses in North America during October to celebrate harvest rather than Hallowe'en with which they are often associated.

I love this song.

Autumn poetry is often melancholic as the summer is over and we move towards winter.

To Autumn     (click on the link for the remaining verses)
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
   Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
   With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
   And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
      To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
   With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
      For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.

Other Autumn poems can be found here.

Colour Scheme
The colours we chose for this season are orange, mustard, brown and red.

An Autumn theme
The theme for the next 3 months is Gratitude and Remembrance.  You may want to do something to commemorate the anniversary of September 11th - there won't be anything particular on the blog about it.  If you're interested and you didn't join in last year you might consider making a gratitude journal.  At An Attitude of Gratitude you will find 30 days of prompts.

Quotes and Bible Verses
You can download pdfs from here:  Autumn Quotes     Bible Verses     Gratitude Quotes

Make an Autumn related introductory page.

Don't forget to add your page using the linky.