Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
My favorite time of the year is here! Oh...it's still hot outside, but every now and then, I get a glimpse of what is coming---I see one bright red leaf lying on the walking path early in the morning.
I hear a sound that tells me, it's almost here.....the cicadas at night and sometimes during the day!
I smell something on the air that subtlety tells me, it's right around the corner....wood smoke or cinnamon.
I recently had to get a new phone. My carrier said they were going to cut my old one off because it was obsolete! Why do they care how old my phone is! John boy said I could have anything I wanted printed on the case, so this is what I chose.
Cicada 04 . oil on wood panel . Amos Oaks . 2020
"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." Lucy Maude Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables) My favorite author and my favorite book.
Here are some other Autumn quotes:
"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall."
"Listen! The wind is rising and the air is wild with leaves. We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!"
"There are two times of the year. Autumn. And waiting for Autumn."
"And all at once, summer collapsed into fall." Oscar Wilde
"Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple."
"Delicious Autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I was a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." George Eliot
And I will end with this one...
"Like summer I can be hot. Like winter I can be cold. Like spring I can be warm.
Like Autumn I can be......"