Forever Autumn

posted by Sharon October 6, 2013 20 Comments

Like the sun through the trees you came to love me,

Like a leaf on the breeze you blew away.

Through Autumn’s golden gown we used to kick our way;

You always loved this time of year.

A gentle rain falls softly on my weary eyes
As if to hide a lonely tear.
My life will be forever Autumn
Cause you’re not here.

Like the sun through the trees you came to love me,
Like a leaf on the breeze you blew away.

This week’s song for Song-ography is “Forever Autumn” by the Moody Blues. The lyrics hold the poignancy of love and loss, as the trees turn from green to oranges, reds, and yellows. And finally stand bare and alone. I like this song (which I didn’t know before this week) because it captures the essence of autumn. The beauty today means loss is coming soon. We may want to stay forever in this season before the leaves flutter to the ground. But really, it can’t be done. Time moves on. The hope comes in knowing that after winter comes spring. And there’s no changing that, either.

Wishing you a lovely autumn week, filled with beauty and love.

Linking up with a song-inspired party, Song-ography, where the theme this week is “Forever Autumn” by the Moody Blues.

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20 Comments

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Bee Jackson October 6, 2013 at 5:32 am

Gorgeous colours! I love autumn…

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a spirit of simplicity October 6, 2013 at 11:37 am

Beautiful pictures and a beautiful song. I haven’t heard that one in a long time.

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nicki October 6, 2013 at 11:51 am

My favorite is the walking lane – I am a sucker for walkways any time of the year, but Autumn especially. Great collection.

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin October 6, 2013 at 11:54 am

I love how you captured the feeling as fall comes. I always get a bit sad when the leaves are all gone, but then look to find the beauty in the new season!

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Coloring Outside the Lines October 6, 2013 at 12:04 pm

I think you captured the heart of the song with your photos.

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Adrienne October 6, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Love that path! {I looked through your shots a couple of times…I was out for a long walk yesterday, and I thought…wonder if we were in the same spot – some of the shots so close to what I saw!} It’s wonderful to get lost in the autumn woods. We also have some of those red leafed vines winding around tree trunks. I drove by a couple yesterday that were so striking…tall, almost branchless trunks with some still-green leaves at top that were covered with the red vines. Such a fun taste of the season!

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Jackie October 6, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Lovely capture!

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Ida P. Krause October 6, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Outstanding! – You captured the essence of Fall perfectly. I love the leaf strewn path. I also like how you interpreted the song more as the changing of the seasons rather then love-lost (which seemed rather sad). This song was not familiar to me and I’m a huge Moody Blues fan. Anyway I enjoyed your post and thoughts very much.

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Sherry Galey October 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm

That leaf sprinkled road is divine…

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itsallaboutpurple October 6, 2013 at 3:57 pm

these are just stunning!! you have taken the ordinary and made it extraordinary!! these are the images of fall, i adore seeing it through your lens!!

i walk a very similar path, it always looks best when sprinkled with leaves!!

ps….my leaf/grass shot IS a belly shot…..it’s a great perspective that i often use at the beach also!!

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Sherri B. October 6, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Your gorgeous photos support the lyrics of this song so perfectly…lovely.

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kim October 6, 2013 at 5:44 pm

I always lament the brevity of autumn. But time does march on indeed. These are beautiful images.

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Karen October 6, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Beautiful autumn colors!

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mamagdog October 6, 2013 at 8:15 pm

Autumn has clearly arrived – wonderful capture of this magnificent season!

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Mama Zen October 6, 2013 at 9:54 pm

That first shot is a real stunner!

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christine e-e October 6, 2013 at 10:51 pm

I want to take a walk in your neighborhood. So very pretty with all the colors & moist leaves.

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Susan October 6, 2013 at 11:19 pm

My fave is that green lined street with the leaves scattered along the way. You’ve found so many different colors of fall.

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Molly October 7, 2013 at 11:45 am

Beautiful autumn colours

Mollyxxx

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kathy October 7, 2013 at 1:12 pm

That first shot looks like it could be an oil painting….it has such a softness to it, yet such vibrant colors. A fantastic collection you have here this week! Loved each and every one of your interpretations! Thanks for joining in on Song-ography.

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lisa October 7, 2013 at 2:01 pm

You’re writing is lovely. And your Autumn shots are so gorgeous. I love this season but agree it’s poignant to realize the that loss is around the corner. BUT, in a few months, everything will be new again!

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