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Quote of the Day: Humbert Wolfe

October 25th, 2009

“Listen! the wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”

Humbert Wolfe, 1885-1940


October evenings are perfect for fires and smores. There’s nothing more relaxing than sitting around the fire, I especially love them this time of year when the evenings are crisp and clear.

What’s your favorite fall activity?

11 Comments to “Quote of the Day: Humbert Wolfe”
  1. Beegirl on October 25, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Campfires are my favorite too. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
    .-= Beegirl´s last blog ..Just call us the Gehrke’s… =-.

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    • Susy on October 25, 2009 at 6:45 pm

      I did, busy and active, but fun.

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  2. Helen at Toronto Gardens on October 25, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Love the scent of fallen sugar maple leaves. Scuffling through them on an autumn stroll always reminds me of the best of this time of year.

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  3. Helen at Toronto Gardens on October 25, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Hi, Susy, Any idea why your CommentLuv widget didn’t work with my last comment? The checkbox seemed to be checked. (I see it’s working now. Ah, the whims of technology!)
    .-= Helen at Toronto Gardens´s last blog ..Sunday Favourite: Not everyone has your passion for dead leaves =-.

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    • Susy on October 25, 2009 at 12:43 pm

      I’ve had that happen before as well, not sure what’s going on there.

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  4. KitsapFG on October 25, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    I love walking in the woods during the height of the fall season. The leaves underfoot, the smell of them too, and the canopy of color and falling leaves… enchanting.

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  5. Daphne on October 25, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    I think anything that gets me outside to see the beautiful leaves. Even the view from my family room right now is stunning.
    .-= Daphne´s last blog ..Getting Some Chores Done =-.

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  6. Janine at Rustic Kitchen on October 25, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    I’ve enjoyed being your Flickr friend and thought I’d stop over for a visit. What a delightful question.

    So far this fall I’ve been road tripping across the Midwest researching a book about farmers markets, which has been the most fun I’ve ever had. Now that I’m back I realize how much I miss the weekend farmhouse in southwest Michigan, with a fire pit in the back yard. All I need is a cider doughnut and mug of something warm, a plaid blanket and the red Adirondack chair. . .

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  7. Jen on October 25, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    I saw a fire pit on sale yesterday and thought it would be a nice thing to have this time of year. This one looks so cozy.

    I actually love to rake leaves – at least until I get a blister.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Fall at Tallman Mountain =-.

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    • Susy on October 25, 2009 at 11:25 pm

      I like to rake leaves as well.

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  8. warren on October 26, 2009 at 10:55 am

    I love playing in the leaves with my kids…there’s nothing better!
    .-= warren´s last blog ..Going for Broke =-.

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