Autumn is nice isn’t it?
The colour of autumn makes of great landscapes and makes me want to write some of favorite Autumn Quotes.
Reddish brown leaves floating gracefully down to the ground, mellow sunshine, and a cool nip in the air heralding oncoming winter – autumn means this and a lot more to people. In temperate regions, autumn is one of the four major seasons, the others being spring, summer, and winter.
Like all seasons, autumn has its distinctive characteristics and remembered associations. Most people have memories, good and not-so-good, attached to the season, as countless songs and movies tell us.
Autumn stands for many things. For many people, it is that period of life when early adulthood is over, life has reached a point of stability, and there are no more conflicts to be resolved. All that remains to be done is patiently wait for winter. For others, autumn personifies change – when old leaves are shed, old habits rid of, old patterns of thinking eliminated. For the ancient bards and poets, autumn represented sadness and loss. It heralded the departure of sunny summer days and the onset of mellow coolness, soon to change into somber winter.
Not everything about autumn is sad or melancholy. In countries where autumn is conspicuous by the reddening and shedding of leaves, it brings prosperity in the form of tourism revenue. Autumn is also associated with Halloween, once a somber festival dedicated to the dead and departed, but now commonly linked to fancy dress parties, pumpkins, and lanterns. Throughout the world, autumn marks the time of harvest. In the US, harvest season is celebrated with Thanksgiving. The Chinese Moon Festival also commemorates bountiful harvest. Among ancient cultures, such as East Indian, autumn is associated with particular deities.
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ”
“Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.”
~ Faith Baldwin
Besides the autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze.
“October is a symphony of permanence and change.”
~Bonaro W. Overstreet
“Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.”
~ Elizabeth Bowen
“But I remember more dearly autumn afternoons in bottoms that lay intensely silent under old great trees”
~ C.S. Lewis
“Summer makes me drowsy. Autumn makes me sing. Winter’s pretty lousy, but I hate Spring.”
~ Dorothy Parker
For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. ~Edwin Way Teale