Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Favorite October

A  L  O  H  A !

" Autumn brings a longing 
to get away from the 
unreal things of life, out 
into the forest at 
night with a campfire 
and the rustling leaves. "
                           Margaret Sangster

" October comes. 
We’ll smell smoke then, 
and feel an unexpected 
sharpness, a thrill of 
nervousness, swift 
elation, a sense of 
sadness and 
departure. "
                  Thomas Wolfe

[ You Can't Go Home Again is a novel by Thomas Wolfe
 published posthumously in 1940, extracted from 
the contents of his vast unpublished manuscript 
The October Fair. Link ]

" When you look 
forward into time, 
it seems like forever. 

- When you look back, 
it appears time has 
passed in a flash. "
                     Zen Proverb


October is a time
to conjure.

Or is it just we
who grew where it
means Autumn's
wistful winds,
endings, and
thrill beginnings?

There are Hawaii seasons.
Even I, having lived here
just 29 years know that!

But in my magic
a rainy Oahu day
echoes Northern
climes of childhood,
soothing my soul
with grey mashed-potato

Thank YOU
for splashing
my puddle!


Rick Forrestal said...

Nice post.
Happy Autumn.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful! I love sunny October days.

the walking man said...

Autumn heralds the beginning of silence in the slums, I have come to love the quiet surrounded by bitter biting cold.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

October is a bittersweet time; with cooler days and bright colors. But November is not far away!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

That's so funny, Cloudia: 'just 29 years!' You are still 'from away', then, as they say in the Maritimes!
I adore October!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A daily 'splash' in the puddles with you is happy times mon amie :)

Giga said...

I'd escaped the fall in warmer places, maybe even by the fire, only not feel cold. Regards.

EG CameraGirl said...

That Zen proverb is soooo TRUE! I very much enjoy splashing in your puddle, Cloudia!

Teresa said...

Since it's a Hawaiian puddle, do we get to splash barefoot, even though it's October? That first picture is stunning. Is it a tree trunk? Love all the colorful fallen leaves.

Charles Gramlich said...

October is my favorite month. I love those pics of eroded leaves

Nancy Chan said...

Stunning photos! Have a happy day!

Cloudia said...

Oh yes, the top pic is of trees and sky, manipulated with Picasa.

Thanks VERY much for making my day with your comments!

RedPat said...

The pics are fabulous today, Cloudia! And the quotes as always.

GreenComotion said...

Brilliant contrast in each photo, Cloudia - very nice!
Have a Nice Day!
Peace :)

Elephant's Child said...

On this side of the world, October is often about the helter-skelter rush into summer. Spring is in full flow - being pushed out the door by her impetuous sister.
As always, I love your photos. And quotes.

William Kendall said...

What a Zen saying!

Karen S. said...

Most of today has been filled with those grey-mashed potato-skies, if only the winds would rest, so I can enjoy a bonfire again!