To Autumn

autumn coloursSlim Paley Photo

The wind is howling, crisp leaves are running about outside my window, and I’ve just turned the heating on, so much as I hate to admit it-

Fall is here! 

Time to now be inspired by a different colour palette, do the dreaded Summer/Fall closet switch, and start looking for new soup recipes!

Fall #apples from my tree

Wirtz gardensA Wirtz Garden

Saturnia-walterorumLumas Art Editions

crysthanthemumsSlim Paley Photo

pear watercolour, slim paley

.Slim Paley painting

To Autumn    (John Keats 1795-1821)


Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,

Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;

Conspiring with him how to load and bless

with fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;

To bend with apples the mossed cottage-trees,

and fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;

To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells

with a sweet kernel; to set budding more,

And still more, later flowers for the bees,

Until they think warm days will never cease,

For summer has o’er-brimmed their clammy cells.

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Slim Paley Photo                   The Point, Adirondacks


  1. Before I even could read the name on the back of the boats, I spotted your last pic as the boathouse dock at The Pointe at Saranac Lake. Magical spot… the fall is absolutely prime time there. Thanks for the misty memory 🙂

  2. How about a jammie party with a huge roaring fire, fattening food,new TV shows, Speed Scrabble but IXNAY on the HOCKNAY?!

  3. Don’t pull out the woolens yet. We always get a blast of heat around Halloween. The pumpkin pie I always bake around this blustery time mocks me when the thermostat hits 85 degrees. I never learn.

  4. all of the above, avec. french onion soup. Roast beef, huge pop overs. Uggs and sooooo many books to look forward to. It,s all good.

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