8.25.2006

leaf = fall = comfort

This morning as I stepped out my door something caught my eye. On the ground, there two were. One of my favroite things - autumn leaves. I know fall isn't until Sepetember 23, but it makes me excited anyways. I love the colors of fall, the weather - crisp and cool, and the smells.

I count down the days until it comes. Until drinking warm apple cider is acceptable. When you can carve pumpkins, only to have Midnight and Brownie eat them within a week. When you can wear cable knit, and not sweat your ass off.

This beautiful picture was taken by Jeff Keesee at the Chattanooga Aquarium.

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Van Morrison - Autumn Song
Leaves of brown they fall to the ground
And it’s here, over there leaves around
Shut the door, dim the lights and relax
What is more, your desire or the facts

Pitter patter the rain falling down
Little glamor sun coming round
Take a walk when autumn comes to town

Little stroll past the house on the hill
Some more coal on the fire will do well
And in a week or two it’ll be halloween
Set the page and the stage for the scene

Little game the children will play
And as we watch them while time away
Look at me and take my breath away yeah

You’ll be smiling eyes beguilding
And the song on the breeze
Will call my name out and your dream

Chestnuts roasting outside as you walk
With your love by your side
The old accordion man plays mellow and bright
And you go home in the crispness of the night

Little later friends will be along
And if you feel like joining the throng
Just might feel like singing autumn song
Just may feel like singing autumn song

You’ll be smiling
Eyes beguilding
And the song on the breeze
Calls my name out in your dream

Take a walk when autumn comes to town

3 comments:

Katie said...

I just had an excited calm (if that makes any sense) come over me...thanks jimmy. I can't wait for fall!

nancy said...

This post reminds me of http://www.tickertape.net/leaves/douglas.html I used to have a crush on the guy that wrote this.

Jimmy said...

that's a nice story. the line 'i still look for you in everything i see' haunts me.