Sunday Thoughts ~ Autumn Unfolding

“ These extraordinary autumn days! A godlike beauty to the countryside that cannot be described, and very nearly cannot be experienced ~ it is so amazing. One walks or rides along in a veritable daze. Surely there is no season quite like this… ” ~ Joyce Carol Oates

Good Sunday morning, dear friends.  Tomorrow is a special day, the first day of glorious autumn.  Such a dazzling season, isn’t it?  I believe at this time of year, we all anticipate cooler days and the magnificent beauty autumn holds.  So find your coffee or tea and come along for a short stroll through ‘autumn unfolding.’


“Autumn that year painted the countryside in vivid shades of scarlet, saffron, and russet, and the days were clear and crisp under harvest skies.” ~ Sharon Kay Penman

“The oak leaves above were already gilded, autumn coming to the woods like a king in a legend, touching all the trees with brightness.  The rays coming through those leaves were gold on gold.” ~ Sarah Rees Brennan

“Autumn ~ that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness ~ that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.” ~ Jane Austen

“Autumn evokes different feelings for everyone…As the energy of summer slows down, and frosty winter is getting closer, a beautiful autumn day is truly special.  Cool morning air, grass wet with dew, and those amazing warm golden colors spreading through the trees…” ~ Vicki Chicago~Marsh

“To say it was a beautiful day would not begin to explain it. It was that day when the end of summer intersects perfectly with the start of fall.” ~ Ann Patchet


Dear friends, thanks so much for visiting and I hope you enjoyed the stroll.   

Wishing you and yours a beautiful day.


“May you walk through the world and
know its beauty all the days of your life.”

Apache Blessing





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Pam Richardson
2 years ago

Sandra, autumn is my favorite season and you have given us beautiful images and quotes to welcome the season of color! Now, if our temperatures would only agree that tomorrow Fall begins. Have a lovely Sunday dear friend!

Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things
Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things
2 years ago

Such beautiful photos and lovely quotes. I do love autumn!

Laura Ingalls Gunn
2 years ago

I am so thankful that today is the last day of summer. I am ready for cooler and cozier days!

2 years ago

What a fabulous post!Such beauty of Fall season…Spring begins here tomorrow,but seasons in my country is a great “mix” and mess…Last days we had 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit – in Winter! Today is a grey and raining day,a delightful day after such hot days…Have a blessed Sunday!

2 years ago

I can’t imagine a more perfect set of images and quotes. That last one — the leaves in the vase? Perfection. Happy week!

Brenda @ It\'s A Beautiful Life

Another lovely post. Enjoyed the autumn beauty in photos and words. Thank you, Sandra!