Thursday, October 21, 2010


It has hardly felt like October lately, but I did catch a good whiff of it this last Sunday out at the farm. I suspect that this weekend will have some time dedicated to preparing for Halloween and some final yard work. Trying to choose between loving the fall over the spring here in NC is like trying to decide between the mountains and the beach or coming to a final decision on the finest sunset I have ever seen. It can't been done, at least not conclusively. I can say this much; that being outdoors some place like the farm, or up in the mountains or the outer banks during a change of season is a humbling and beautiful thing. Its good to be in awe of the seasons, it reminds us of how small we really are and that for all the power, intelligence, creativity we may posses, we cannot recreate these changes at will. Its good for us to be reminded of who is really in charge. Click here for more October photographs - Music by U2.

Nothing Gold Can Stay

by Robert Frost
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold,
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.



Brookberry Girl said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I could not have said it better myself. Looking at nature and the farm from our end just helps a jumbled mind put things back into perspective sometimes. We are blessed!

oldpoetsoul said...

Beauty, indeed. This Frost poem has been running around in my head for the last couple of days; interesting to find it here. What a beautiful place Brookberry is!

4thBG said...

Thanks y'all!