This is my favorite time of year and the annual fall plant sale is always a highlight. This year, despite a rainy day and Covid, was no exception. Here are highlights from yesterday!
Fall, Leaves, Fall
Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night’s decay
Ushers in a drearier day.
Dress worn by Italian model, Benedetta Barzin. Photo by I Penn, 1965.
“Hold on to what is good, even if it is a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, even if it is a tree which stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, even if it is a long way from here. Hold on to life, even when it is easier letting go. Hold on to my hand, even when I have gone away from you.” Nancy Wood
Photo below by Louis Faurer – Leap of Faith, 1960.
I will be discussing the beautiful paintings by Piero in a future post.