Sunday Blessing: Ocotober
October 2, 2011, 11:58 am
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Todays blessing is from a poem that has always touched my heart. I love the Fall and all the changes it brings. I love the blue sky and the color of the leaves, I love the way it makes me feel cozy and loved and content. May this poem bless you and bring you back to your favorite moments of this special season.

Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885)
October’s Bright Blue Weather

O SUNS and skies and clouds of June,
And flowers of June together,
Ye cannot rival for one hour
October’s bright blue weather;

When loud the bumble-bee makes haste,
Belated, thriftless vagrant,
And Golden-Rod is dying fast,
And lanes with grapes are fragrant;

When Gentians roll their fringes tight
To save them for the morning,
And chestnuts fall from satin burrs
Without a sound of warning;

When on the ground red apples lie
In piles like jewels shining,
And redder still on old stone walls
Are leaves of woodbine twining;

When all the lovely wayside things
Their white-winged seeds are sowing,
And in the fields, still green and fair,
Late aftermaths are growing;

When springs run low, and on the brooks,
In idle golden freighting,
Bright leaves sink noiseless in the hush
Of woods, for winter waiting;

When comrades seek sweet country haunts,
By twos and twos together,
And count like misers, hour by hour,
October’s bright blue weather.

O suns and skies and flowers of June,
Count all your boasts together,
Love loveth best of all the year
October’s bright blue weather.


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Your photograph does an excellent job of playing off the orange of the foliage against the blue of the sky.

Steve Schwartzman

Comment by Steve Schwartzman

thank you! I wish I could take credit for the pic but it was a friends.

Comment by Kari

In that case, please ad a credit to your friend so we know whose picture this is.

Comment by Steve Schwartzman

good thinking. I will do so in the future.

Comment by Kari

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