Sunday Thoughts ~ October 6, 2019

“Aflame, October’s leaves adore the wind.” ~ Carol Ann Duffy

     Good Sunday morning, my friends.  I hope this finds you enjoying a lovely autumn morning.  We have cooler temperatures this morning, but certainly not like the October mornings I remember from past years.
     In our area, we are in desperate need of rain.   Our governor has declared a “State of Emergency,” for our entire state, due to our extremely dry conditions, “no outside burning or fires of any kind.”  With the majority of “Wild and Wonderful West Virginia” being heavily forested land, and the Appalachian Mountain System covering nearly two-thirds of our state, dry weather can be a huge factor in forest fires. 
     Speaking of the weather, here is something else to ponder.  Old mountain folklore tells us, “Your winter will be as cold as your summer was hot.”  I don’t know about you, but right now, a long cold winter sounds quite lovely. 
“The early days of a lovely autumn come back to me. I remember the avenue of maples, the delicate smell of the fallen leaves, and the scent of autumn apples ~ that mix of honey and fall freshness.” ~ Ivan Bunin
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Even though our seasons are changing,  we can carry our memories of past autumns in our hearts, can’t we?  Times of walking along, under a brilliant blue sky and kicking the leaves.  Wearing sweaters, corduroy skirts, and wool jackets.  And, who remembers hay rides?  They were even better than high school football games, at least in my opinion.  Such fun.
☾Autumn Wonderland☽
Yes, “October had tremendous possibility…the golden leaves promised a world full of beautiful adventures.  They made me believe in miracles.” ~ Sarah Guillory
Dear friends, know how much I appreciate your visit.

Wherever you are, I hope the sun rises and sets on a beautiful day for you and yours.


“It was the perfect autumn day…cool and crisp, bright sun against a brilliant blue sky, smoke curling out of chimneys, leaves swirling…The ideal day for a trip to a pumpkin patch, then to a tiny cafe for cups of hot cider…Then home with the memories of a perfect day, to enjoy a good book in the beautiful late afternoon golden fall light.” ~ Vicki Chicago-Marsh





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20 thoughts on “Sunday Thoughts ~ October 6, 2019

  1. Good morning Sandra, it is always a delight to open up your post to see the beautiful images and the perfect quotes and sentiments to follow. I am doing the happy dance, we received rain yesterday and we are getting a break in the temps. Hopefully the rain will come your way. Wishing you and Michael a lovely Sunday!

    1. Good morning, dear friend. Thank you so much for your kind words. We are promised rain for tomorrow, we hope that holds true. Wishing you and your beautiful family a wonderful Sunday. A Happy Birthday to your dear dad. Treasure all the moments. ❤❤

    1. Good morning, Karen. Welcome to Maison De Jardin. Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to comment. I hope we will receive some rain and soon. Lovely day to you.

  2. We are in a draught here too in NC but we did have drizzle all day yesterday. Our fall will be late to arrive. I always enjoy your lovely photos and quotes.

    1. Thanks, Penny. I hope your area will soon receive much-needed rain as well. Have a great day and week ahead.

    1. Many thanks, Maristella. We are waiting for those precious drops from the sky. Wishing you a lovely day, my friend.

  3. It did not rain at all at our house in September. We are waiting and praying for rain. Hoping we both get rain soon. Our temps are down a little and it is amazing what 10 degrees cooler feels like.
    Your images and quotes are always lovely. Happy Sunday!

  4. I love your beautiful Sunday posts, dear friend! We received some rainfall today along with some cooler temperatures. I pray that your area may receive some much needed rainfall soon. Take care, and have a happy and blessed week, sweet friend!!!

    1. Ah, Shannon, your visit is always a delight. Thank you for your kind words. I am happy you all received rain and are seeing cooler temperatures. Hopefully, it will arrive to us soon. Have a lovely week, sweet friend.❤

  5. Sandra, we flew back home to WV on Sat evening (early), and there was hardly ANY color over the hills, so disappointing! Believe it or not, there were fireworks in Charleston as part of the Rod Run Doo Wop event. They were huge, and a surprise, given the Governor’s mandate for fire. Here’s hoping fall is now here to stay. I was happy for the rain we’re now having. Have a good start to your week.

    1. Rita, we have a slight golden tinge to the trees on the hills in our area. I feel they are going to dry up and fall. We are having rain today also, but we need a week of it. Hope you had a wonderful trip.

  6. Ah, Sandra, I am sorry to hear about your rain emergency. From experiences here in Alberta, I do know about how troubling that is, especially when your state has so much woodlands areas. I shall say a little prayer for rain. Yes, dear Lord, please.

    What a delightful post altogether. You’ve created a lovely collection of quotes and sweet old memories and thoughts for enjoying autumn in all its beauty and wonder. It gives us a place to rest a moment. Thank you.

    Wishing you a beautiful week ahead, Sandra…
    Brenda xox

    1. Dear Brenda, thank you for your kind words and prayers. We are seeing a little rain today.
      Wishing you happy autumn days, my friend. ❤

  7. Hi Sandra, what a striking image to start us off. I gasped, really, I did! And I’m pulling out the corduroys and wools, too, heavy sweaters. I am hoping you will be getting some rain to ease the fire danger. If that proverb is true about warm summers/cold winters, I’ll be glad on my end. Our summer was anything but hot and I wouldn’t mind a warm winter!

    1. Hi Jeanie, I think we should move to Mich. I thought we left summers full of 95 plus temperatures when we left VA. It was dreadfully hot here this summer. I hope you do have a mild winter. It is always interesting to see how it all unfolds. Have a great week, Jeanie. And, many thanks for your kind words.

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