greentapestry : October Musing ~ "Delicious Autumn"

Saturday, 19 October 2019

October Musing ~ "Delicious Autumn"

"Is this not a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love - that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one's very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."

Words by George Eliot, in a letter to Maria Lewis, October 1st, 1841.

Illustration by Clara Atwood.


  1. A lovely quote Anna. Autumn is my favourite season, so I love the last line especially. :)

    1. Yes the last line is quite memorable isn't it Cathy? Autumn is not my favourite season but ties with summer in second equal place. Spring is the winner ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  2. Delicious autumn, I like that , very appropriate.

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    1. Welcome Loxly and thank you for your comment ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  4. You always come up with great quotes and illustrations, Anna

  5. You have a talent for finding delightful illustrations.

  6. It's not really very delicious at the moment

  7. I love the quote. A new way of looking at autumn. I had never thought of it as delicious before. I've always thought of it as a dreary precursor to winter rather than just enjoying the sights and smells it has to offer. I'm off into the garden now to enjoy its deliciousness and take some photos.


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