Thursday, November 15

Quotes of Note and Evidence of Autumn


This is what I see out my kitchen window this week. Autumn color has finally arrived in Raleigh. I have been so starved for it!

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Endless money forms the sinews of war.
Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman, orator, writer (106-43 BCE)
(Maybe we should cut off the supply?)

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The mind is its own place, and in itself / Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
John Milton (1608-1674) [Paradise Lost]



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A belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
Joseph Conrad, novelist (1857-1924)

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As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci, painter, engineer, musician, and scientist(1452-1519)

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Genius is eternal patience.
Michelangelo Buonarroti, sculptor, painter,architect, and poet (1475-1564

20 comments:

Sara said...

Hello, Michele sent me to say that I am glad you are getting those beautiful colors your way now. Our colors are about gone - and winter is on the way!!!

Tawcan said...

Ohhh nice pic. Our colours are almost gone too. It's winter, time to bring out the skis.

Michele sent me here. :)

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I love the fall trees!

Suzz said...

Wow -- what a view! The colors are beautiful.

LZ Blogger said...

Wow... what beauty from your own window! A couple of GREAT quotes here too! THANKS! ~ jb///

Beverly said...

I'm so glad you have your fall color. I'm glad that I saw beautiful colors last year during October, because they weren't there this year when I was in Virginia.

colleen said...

It was late this year but finally came. Not as bright as last year but who am I to complain? It's always gorgeous.

Blonde Goddess said...

Enjoy your foliage over the weekend!!!

Catherine said...

Beautiful photo - the trees were only just beginning to change colour when we were in the northern hemisphere, so now I have to wait another six months (but the flowers are beautiful here right now)
Michele sent me

Awareness said...

Good Saturday morning Judy....beautiful photo. Our trees are now bare, and leaves lay on my front lawn for raking today. We had a glorious autumn though.......the colours were wonderful. Glad you're now experiencing the beauty of the season.

Love the da Vinci quote. so true.

Tabor said...

Quite a mixture of quotes you have there! Lovely view from your window.

Bud said...

Judy, If there is one thing I miss in Pinehurst it's the beautiful fall colors.
Have you ever seen Butchart gardens in the fall?

Changes in the Wind said...

Gorgeous! Makes a person want to wash dishes:)

gautami tripathy said...

I can never get to be a genius. I lack patience.

Michele sent me here too look at that picture too!

Raggedy said...

What a spectacular view!!!
The colors are gorgeous!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
*^_^
(=':'=) huggles
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

November Rain said...

michelle sent me.. We got robbed this year no autum right now there is nothing but snow


and the trees are bare

gautami tripathy said...

After reading Heart of Darkness, one can never doubt Joseph Conrad's quote.

Michele sent me back to ponder over it.

Paul said...

I LIKE that photo. Must be fun washing the dishes...

Claude said...

I too love the colours of autumn!
How lucky to have such a view!

Jamie Dawn said...

Lovely view from your kitchen window.
Soon all the leaves will be gone, so enjoy it will it lasts.