Saturday, November 1, 2008

Garden Blogger's Muse Day

"I like spring, but it is too young.

I like summer,

but it is too proud.

So I like best of all autumn,

because its tone is mellower,

its colours are richer,

and it is tinged with a little sorrow.

Its golden richness speaks

not of the innocence of spring,

nor the power of summer,

but of the mellowness

and kindly wisdom of approaching age.

It knows the limitations of life and its content."|

- Lin Yutang

Please visit Carolyn Gail, who conceived this muse, at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago.

Happy November. :-)


Carolyn gail said...

Great minds think along the same lines. I almost picked the same poem you did. I really love it. Thanks so much.

Feel free to use the photo you requested. It's one I made at my cousin's Michigan farm. She has quite a spread and lots of wildlife around.

Jan said...

Good poem. I feel the same way; autumn is my favorite season.

Always Growing

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I love autumn too. So often people act like I am crazy to say so. I am so glad you posted this poem.

Mother Nature's Garden said...

How true, how true!

VP said...

What a good choice of photo and poem for muse day. Many thanks for visiting my place yesterday.

You asked a question about the plant in my photo. It's a golden fastigate yew in my garden. The sun came out on Friday and really bought out the golden edging to the leaves - perfect timing!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Rosemary said...

wonderful poem

Kathleen said...

Okay, Shady Gardener. I like that poem and your photo but my heart will always belong to summer. So I'm sticking with it!! ;-)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I must be getting old - I so agree with this poem!

Shady Gardener said...

Carolyn Gail, I enjoyed your Muse day post, too. I also enjoyed catching your anniversary post! Happy Anniversary!! :-)

Jan, Thanks for visiting. (I think my favorite season is the one I'm in.) ha.

Lisa, welcome!

Donna, Thanks for visiting!

vp, Thank you for the id on your yew. I'll need to look it up. :-)

rosemary, Thanks for your visit.

Kathleen, I understand. As I mentioned above, however... my favorite season seems to be the one I'm in. There's always something great about each season!
(I really do favor spring/summer...)

MMD, I know what you mean... ;-)

Weed Whackin' Wenches said...

Autumn is my favorite season--tied for first place with Winter, Spring and Summer! Loved the poem and photo. --Curmudgeon

Rose said...

This is a great poem, and so true! I feel as if I am in the autumn of my life--now if I only looked as vibrant as autumn:)
Wonderful choice for muse day.

Shady Gardener said...

WWW, I'm with you~ :-) Glad you visited.

Rose, I understand. ha. I seem to be identifying with this poem as well. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Perfect! Loved this ~ Deb

Shady Gardener said...

Thanks, Deb. :-)