Happy Autumn


 

” Listen to the salutation to the dawn,

Look to the day for it is life, the very life of life,

In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of our existence.

 

The bliss of growth, the splendour of beauty,

For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision,

But today well spent makes every yesterday a dream of happiness

and every tomorrow a vision of hope.

Look well therefore to this day.

Such is the salutation to the dawn.”   —Sanskrit Salutation to the Dawn

 

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“The moon is full, the autumn nights grow longer,

In the north forests startled crows cry out.

Still high overhead, the star river stretches,

The Dipper’s handle set to southwest.

The cold cricket grieves deep in the chambers,

Of the notes of sweet birds, none remain

Then one evening gusts of autumn come,

One who sleeps alone thinks fondly on thick quilts.

Past loves are a thousand miles farther each day.

Blocked from my drifting and my sinking.

Man’s life is not as the grass and trees,

Still the season’s changes can stir the heart.”   —Wei Ying Wu

 

 

 

 

 

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Put in Bay Island, Lake Erie. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2010

Put in Bay Island, Lake Erie. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2010

 

 

autumn color at the beach. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2011

Autumn color at the beach. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2011

 

 

Cleveland Botanical Gardens. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2013

Cleveland Botanical Gardens. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2013

 

 

Richness of the season. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2013

Richness of the season. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2013

 

 

 

At my development.Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2013

At my development. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2013

 

 

The beautiful drive. Photographed and copyrighted by 2012

The beautiful drive. Photographed and copyrighted by 2012

Smokey Mountains. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2010

Smokey Mountains. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2010

 

Church in Blue Ridge Parkway. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2012

Church in Blue Ridge Parkway. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2012