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Quote of the Day: Albert Comus

October 12th, 2009

“Autumn is a second spring, where every leaf is a flower.”
-Albert Camus

I think peak leaves will happen this week here in NE Ohio, too bad they’re calling for gloomy, rainy, snowy weather. I love the changing of the leaves because it helps make this season a little more bearble. It’s tough because you know soon enough all life will be dormant and everything will be brown. But the explosion of colors really helps brighten my mood!

What do you enjoy most about the changing seasons (or do you have them where you live)?

9 Comments to “Quote of the Day: Albert Comus”
  1. Dave on October 12, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Beautiful! I hope when they arrive at their peak you’ll consider join in the Fall Color Project!
    .-= Dave´s last blog ..The Greenhouse Project: Still Digging… =-.

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    • Susy on October 12, 2009 at 9:32 am

      I’ll try to remember to post back. I’m hoping the weather cooperates so I can get some great photos this year!

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  2. Mangochild on October 12, 2009 at 8:23 am

    What a beautiful quote. I was driving back home the other day and saw the trees slowly changing their colors, bringing out a kind of glow – very different than the freshness of spring, but at the same time powerful in its own way. Almost as if the trees are showing their strength before the bare branches of winter. As much as a hate the thought of the coming cold, I do love the colors of all the vegetables and the trees this time of year.
    .-= Mangochild´s last blog ..Eat Local Challenge 2009? =-.

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    • Susy on October 12, 2009 at 9:33 am

      I do love the cold, more and more as I get older. I don’t mind the winter so much if there is snow on the ground because that brightens everything up. But those short cold snowless gloomy February days are a killer.

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  3. KitsapFG on October 12, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Winter brings our rainy season and it can get quite “gloomy” for months on end. Last year was an exception because we got so much snow. I love the fall colors and the crisp bright days of fall. There is a sadness though, knowing that the short, dark, rainy days of winter are soon to be here.

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  4. warren on October 12, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I do enjoy the comfort food time of year. I despise the cold but I do like bundling up in a warm blanket in the house, eating something way too rich, waiting for spring to come again and set me free (a little drama, eh?)

    Oh, I guess I do dig the leaves and the smell of wood fires in the area, but don’t tell anyone…
    .-= warren´s last blog ..Check out my pipes! =-.

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  5. Teresa O on October 12, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    I am passionate about living where the seasons change from gentle soft springs to sultry summers to the vibrant colors of autumn and yes…I find winter wildly fascinating with barren branches reaching to the heavens and the purity of new fallen snow glistening against a background of earthy hues.
    .-= Teresa O´s last blog ..The View Through My Window =-.

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  6. MAYBELLINE on October 12, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Here’s how the seasons roll in the southern San Joaquin Valley of California:
    Blazing hot summer (May – early October) – Everything that can grow and endure is producing.
    Bearable fall (early October – early December) – It’s a combination of hot and cool. It’s my favorite season. We do experience a little color change. It’s a great time to garden. I contend that this must be what summer is like for so many others.
    Winter (December – January) – If we’re lucky it freezes and we get loads of Tule fog. Love it. The season is way too short. Note: Christmas = warm, sunny weather (boo!).
    Spring (February – May) It could snow. It could be hot enough to turn on the air conditioner. This is a goofy season; but I love it.

    Enjoy the rain. I don’t know that I can remember what is.
    .-= MAYBELLINE´s last blog ..Weedpatch =-.

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  7. Paul Zollinger on October 14, 2009 at 6:41 am

    Hi Susy; I’ve never liked fall…it no doubt stems from my coming of age in the 70s and the cold winters we endured in NE Ohio. I milked cows for a living at that time and the winters we lived through then were just plain difficult. Fall was a reminder that those tough days were coming. Even though winters are much much easier now and I don’t have to battle the elements in the same way to make a living, I still can’t shake the melancholy that overtakes me in October…come on April!

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