Friday, November 13, 2015

ONCE UPON A AUTUMN DAY

Even thought I have a hour long drive to work each day, I can't complain, as there is no traffic, and most of my drive is all very rural, and who could complain with scenery like this? Autumn has just about sung it's tune here. Over the last week or two I captured some snaps of my excursion to and from work......
 
Once Upon a Autumn- Joseph T. Renaldi
Once Upon an autumn day,
Colorful leaves began to fade
In the midst of a chilly, frosty air
As multitude of trees grew steadily bare.

Once upon an autumn day,
The whispering breeze was here to stay
Moving aimlessly through the countless trees
Scattering leaves with the greatest of ease.

Once upon an autumn day,
The leaves whirled freely in every way,
Until at last they came to rest
Finding a haven in which to nest.

Once upon an autumn day,
The trees were dormant, and the leaves lay
Waiting for the winter snow to fall
To quickly obscure them one and all
 
This week, most of the trees are all empty now. Just last week the tree below, which is outside my windows was full.........
 
But inside, it cast the most magnificent hue across the whole living room!
Bonnie and Clyde are still here every day.......
 
The Nut Hatches and my finch are still feeding also, among tons of others....
Of course , it also meant I whipped out the big bird for the next holiday....
Soon it will be so long Autumn.....and then my hibernation will begin. I am ready to be a hermit and start cocooning.........

38 comments:

  1. thank you for the loverly pictures :-)

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  2. "I am ready to be a hermit and start cocooning" - with which one of your suitors, mistress? or all of them AND the houseboyz thrown in for good measure? and how many gin tanker trucks?

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    1. "Oh dear, there are ten of them at the door? Send one home, I'm tired."

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  3. Renaldi - - Pennsylvania writer and artist.. Lovely poem.

    And wonderful photos, all of which put me in a warm autumnal mood.
    I love the glorious tree outside your window.

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    1. I wondered if anyone would pick up on the note of the poem. You get five bonus points! Yes, the tree is stunning. Believe it or not Hurricane Sandy claimed half the tree, I worried she may have to come down, but it rebounded beautifully. I feels like a live in a tree house.

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  4. I swear that Bucks County is by far the prettiest area in the greater Philadelphia area. The beauty is unparalleled. And do all gay men have such a stunning place?!?!

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    1. I'm gay, and trust me, my apartment is no where near looking like that.

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    2. If I couldn't settle in Center City, there is no other place I'd rather be.

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    3. yeah here too. I'm gay and I sure didn't get the decorating gene. Maybe I should rub against the Mistress.

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  5. What a simply beautiful post! I love when William and I just get in the car and take off on these back roads. Love the horses and Bonnie and Clyde peeking in at the cozy place.

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  6. This post certainly warmed me up. What a beautiful series of pics. I have a musical engagement at Fonthill soon.

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  7. Your area is most beautiful!!!! Love the covered bridge and the view off the iron bridge, looking to the river. I am sad fall will end soon.....

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    1. The iron bridge is that in New Hope that connects it with Lambertville and crosses the Delaware River. Beautiful vistas this year of year.

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  8. Beautiful pictures. I think we're skipping Fall where I live. Daytime temps are in the 70s, and the leaves are still green. The nights are just above freezing, though!

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    1. We too have been seasonally warm, still into November, but our foliage this year was the best in years. And don't get me started on the apple cider this year. Delish!!!!!!

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    2. and the apple cider is spiked with what libation?

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  9. You always do the seasons so well. Very nice!

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  10. All the pictures are beautiful, I can just imagine the glow the sun must make there. My favorites are the horse and the birds.

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    1. The horses are up the road at Byecroft Manor. I took these one foggy morning. It is most peaceful here in the AM'S

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  11. Stunning color!! Is that a castle in the one picture? Looks like Bucks County, has everything you need to enjoy one of the most picturesque times of year in the countryside.

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    1. It is indeed. It's called Fonthill and was the home of American archeologist and tile maker Henry Chapman Mercer, in Doylestown. Built between 1908 and 1912, it is an early example of poured-in-place concrete and features 44 rooms, over 200 windows, 18 fireplaces and 10 bathrooms. It's one of our crown jewels here.

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  12. Thank you for your wonderful, cocoon-inspiring photographs. One can always count on a visit to your blog for a lift in spirits.

    I like the way you caught the warm autumn hue in your living room, a perfect reflection of your personality.

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    1. Such kinds words! As social as I am, I am more than ready to start cocooning, hibernate and recharge.

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  13. Lovely fall post. How can it not be a favorite season after seeing this brilliant color? The lake photos are sort of haunting.

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  14. What a beautiful area you live. When was the last time we saw a covered bridge? Your place is beyond cozy.

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    1. Bucks County still has 12 of the last covered bridges preserved, in PA! One only five minutes from the Casa.

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  15. When I see pictures like this, I almost want to live on the East coast. Not mush on a fall either. But where is the picture of the color drenching your naked body?

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    1. I agree, a nice tasteful nude covered in perhaps leaves. Very nice post Mistress.

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  16. Great fall post! Such brilliant color. I can't believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner already. Now, how about a cocktail on that sofa?

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  17. What an awesome post. Autumn is by far my favorite season, and it look incredible in your neck of the world. Horses look magnificent.

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  18. What a warming post! Such a beautiful time of the year. I can see why you enjoy staying home....looks so comfortable.

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  19. What stunning foliage. How lucky to live in such a charming location.

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