Sunday, October 1, 2023

Autumn Quotes

Happy October!

A beautiful autumn has arrived in the higher elevations of Colorado!

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

~ Humbert Wolfe

My husband and I love to take scenic drives this time of the year.  We packed in many miles and saw many sights last week on our travels. One highlight was taking a ride on the Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in Durango, Colorado. This is a historic train that travels up into the San Juan Mountains to the old mining town of Silverton. More about this train ride in my next blog post.

Here are a few of my favorite Autumn quotes to go along with some of the beautiful scenery that we saw...

"October is the treasure of the year."

~ Paul Laurence Dunbar

"The heart of Autumn must have broken here, and poured its treasure upon the leaves." 

~ Charlotte Bates

"October is the opal month of the year. It is the month of glory, of ripeness. 
It is the picture month"

~ Henry Ward Beecher

"As long as Autumn lasts, I shall not have hands, canvas, and color enough to paint the beautiful things I see."

~ Vincent van Gogh

"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face."

~ John Donne

"October is a hallelujah! reverberating in my body year-round." 

~ John Nichols

"The beauty of the trees,
the softness of the air,
the fragrance of the grass,
speaks to me.
At the summit of the mountain,
the thunder of the sky,
speaks to me,
The faintness of the stars,
the trail of fire,
and the life that never goes away
they speak to me. 
And my heart soars!"

~Chef Dan George

"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves change."

~ Elizabeth Lawrence


Life Images by Jill, Western Australia said...

The colkours of autumn in your country are so glorious - I can understand why you enjoy the drives. Enjoy your week, safe travles. I am joining you at Mosaic Monday.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous Autumn colors and trees, the views and photos are beautiful.
Take care, have a wonderful week!

ellen b. said...

Such glorious autumn photos to go with your favorite quotes! Happy October to you!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Colorado's golden landscapes in fall is strikingly beautiful.

Lydia C. Lee said...

Lovely crispy blue sky #BlueMonday

Carol said...

Beautiful photos! I am enjoying the fall colors also--was just in upper Michigan where the trees had an amazing array of colors. Thanks for sharing the quotes!

stevebethere said...

What lovely photos and colours and so autumnic too :-)

Have a falltastic week 👍

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Pat! No place does Fall as beautifully as Colorado does! Thank you for the wonderful pictures and the memories and the perfect poems -- I loved it all and can't wait to hear about your trip on the Durango-Silverton (we've done that, so I'll be comparing experiences). Our semi-retired son has been driving and guiding tour groups in the mountains of OUray County (d-i-l is still working full time). and what a wonderful time it is for people to visit!

Rambling Woods said...

wow...beautiful fall color...the yellows and golds...

magiceye said...

Beautiful autumnal captures and quotes!

Veronica Lee said...

I absolutely love fall's rich tapestry of colors.
Beautiful photos, Pat.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Stunning photos!! Look forward to hearing about the train - that is one I have always wanted to do!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful quotes and fabulous photos. It's a beautiful time of year out there. My son is in Taos this week...wish I was there too! Enjoy your week!

Marja said...

Wow gorgeous photos All these wonderful colours. Love the quotes and poem as well

EricaSta said...

O, I love this quotes and will notice them. Yes, I agree, autumn is such a wonderful time of the year too. I like spring, not to hot summers (not this year) but autumn is a special mood.

Happy MosaicMonday

Thank you so much being part at

Have a fine week. Greetings by Heidrun

Jeanie said...

Those aspen absolutely take my breath away.

Rudbekia said...

These quotes are very interesting.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Thanks for taking us along on your drive. I sure miss the aspens changing colors. They are such a glorious sight.

Lowcarb team member said...

Wonderful photographs and nice to read the quotes ...

All the best Jan

Rain said...

Such brilliant colors Pat! ♥

Nancy Andres at Colors 4 Health said...

Amazing colors and natural wonders of Colorado go so well with autumn quotes. Thanks for sharing at SSPS #281. Please check out my posts at the party #63 through 67. Nancy Andres @ Colors 4 Health

William Kendall said...

Gorgeous fall colours.