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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

...So Charming To The Eye...


The latter days of fall are often cursed,
But as for me, kind reader, she is precious
In all her quiet beauty, mellow glow.
Thus might a child, disfavored in its family,
Draw my regard. To tell you honestly,
Of all the times of year, I cherish her alone.
She's full of worth; and I, a humble lover,
Have found in her peculiar charms.

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A melancholy time! So charming to the eye!
Your beauty in its parting pleases me -
I love the lavish withering of nature,
The gold and scarlet raiment of the woods,
The crisp wind rustling o'er their threshold,
The sky engulfed by tides of rippled gloom,
The sun's scarce rays, approaching frosts,
And gray-haired winter threatening from afar.


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Extracts are from the poem Autumn by
Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet (1799 – 1837)
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34 comments:

  1. I enjoyed your photos, Tatyana. We don't get as much moss as you do in your neck of the woods. I also loved how you shared a photo of the poet. New idea... I am sure someone will take that one and run with it. He was a cute poet, eh?
    Rosey

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  2. Nice post, love the poem & the photos....ah fall, my favorite time of year...if only we had it in So Cal.....

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  3. Loved the lichen (spelling?) on the trees...it gives them so much texture.
    Yes, I will not grieve for the loss of the colorful autumn, but celebrate what it gave to us!! All seasons have their beauty. Some are just quieter than others...just like people!

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  4. Loved this post! I feel the same way about this time of year. I loved the trees and the way you photographed them truly showed your feelings. The poem was beautiful and so very fitting.
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  5. I agree with Pushkin, Tatyana. Fall is the time I most truly come alive---the gorgeous color, the crisp, blue skies---so beautifully captured in your photo essay. And ahhh, that gorgeous moss and lichen! Thanks for sharing it all with us.

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  6. Lovely examples of non-flowering plants that proliferate where the air is clean.

    What a treat to walk in the woods.

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  7. What a nice poem..or great poem or sad poem ....really touching. Wonderful photos to accompany it. I really like the lichen and the moss on the stones and trees. Great representation of fall.

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  8. You are so making me miss the Pacific Northwest! Love those water maples. And Pushkin was right about fall. But of course it's only natural that he would be.

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  9. Charmed exactly so. I really enjoyed your woods.

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  10. Beautiful pictures, I love the way you intertwined them with the poem. I also love this time of year, the transformation of the trees is magical.

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  11. What a beautiful post. beautiful words and beautiful pictures.
    Great job. I enjoyed it so much.
    Debbie

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  12. thank you for this post - a sublimely satisfying mix of words and images. I realize I love the way we have a rest from the bright and colourful seasons of spring and summer, and relax into greens and browns.

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  13. Oh my goodness. Such beauty in your autumn photos. I think the beauty of nature is so bright and is present everywhere in spring and summer. I think fall is a time where there is so much beauty, but you have to have to look harder for it.

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  14. Very beautiful sentiments! I love your photos to go along with it!Nice post!

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  15. Lovely...great perspectives!

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  16. Ah, so beautiful, Tatyana, both your lovely photos and this fitting poem.

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  17. Charming indeed! You found the perfect poem for the season.

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  18. Your photos are absolutely mesmerizing - coupled with the poetry...such a treat to read. Thanks for the beautiful post!

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  19. Tatyana, I wanted to let you know that I've been catching up on your blog the past couple of days. I'd stopped by a few times in the past, but somehow it was always for your vacation posts. Anyway, I've really enjoyed the non-trip posts about your garden. You grow some beautiful plants and they look so healthy.

    I also love your phrase that you need to "take control" of plants that are getting out of hand. You were my inspiration today when I cut away half of a mottled dogwood that had rooted from the stems. It was hard to cut it back that far, so I just kept repeating, "I am taking control!" ... and I got several nice, big transplants that would've cost me $35 at the nursery.

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  20. Ohhh just wondrous...I love visiting and feel like I'm home. There is just something about the Pacific Northwest!

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  21. Those are some gorgeous shots! I love the one of the leaves! Beautiful!

    Question...I use photoshop to add my watermark/logo. What do you use? I was trying to help some fellow bloggers add their names, etc. to their photos to cut down on copying (RainGardener). So what program do you use.

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  22. Hi Tatyana~~ When I see photos like yours I think of a wall mural and how refreshing it would be to have an entire wall of forest. I know it's kind of retro but I like it. The fourth photo with the silver tree with the lichen and the maple leaves in the center is my favorite. Aren't we lucky to live here?

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  23. Fantastic post and the pictures and poem fit so well together.

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  24. Tatyana, these pictures are just so beautiful / gittan

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  25. Absolutely fabulous, Tatyana, as always. The photos are full of mystery and intrigue, as only nature can provide. The mosses and lichens really set the mood for the fleeting brilliant colors. Very enjoyable and well done! Love your Russian poet! :-)
    Frances

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  26. Incredible details of the lichen. You're quite the photographer with an eye for framing a photo just perfectly.

    Cameron

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  27. I thought it might be Pushkin. He did love autumn. The poem is most fitting with your photos. Thank you for the Russian moments.

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  28. So peaceful, a place of beauty, contemplation and aloneness.

    Thank you ~ FlowerLady

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  29. Lovely Lovely Tatyana! I love every photo and the words were strewn thorough the images perfectly. I was thinking how beautifully the words went with the photos. I love Autumn too. Enjoy the weekend. Carol

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  30. Like this poem, I find a peculiar kind of beauty in the bareness of late autumn. Yes, I'd much prefer the brilliance of early fall, but I've come to appreciate many different seasons through my love of gardening.

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  31. A beautiful salute to Autumn, Tatyana. I love that lichen, although I wasn't really sure that is what it was at first. When I think of how many leaves that would be to rake, my mind just starts to whirl! LOL

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  32. Those moss growing on trees are a rare sight in my place. Beautiful pictures of Fall.

    BTW, I was searching for your watermark signature on the pictures, it was quite difficult to note the difference as they really blend in the background.
    (Based on copyright & all on the last post you posted)

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  33. Татьяна, есть ощущение, что мы с тобой вместе гуляли неделю назад по нашему заброшенному Ботаническому саду: та же дорожка в листопаде, заломанные ветром деревья... У меня дежавю или ты совершаешь астральные путешествия?

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  34. These are really nostalgic but awesome photos. They are very beautiful. May i know what is your camera. thanks so much.

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