Every leaf a flower

The weather has been so absolutely beautiful lately, that Ginger and I started the morning with a walk to look at the changing leaves. We dawdled along, much farther than I intended to go, pausing to snap pictures of the gorgeous reds and golds and yellow-greens.  Here are a few of my favorites:

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“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” –George Eliot

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“Bittersweet October.  The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.” –Carol Bishop Hipps

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“Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.” –Albert Camus

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“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace/As I have seen in
one autumnal face.”–John Donne

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“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.” –Stanley Horowitz

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“How beautifully leaves grow old.
How full of light and color are their last days.”–John Burroughs

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“Youth is like spring, an over praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.”–Samuel Butler

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“I can not endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house.”—Nathaniel Hawthorne

“October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.” –Nova Bair

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