Tuesday, 2 October 2012


Our monthly post...

"October's theme will be so easy for everyone, we will all be in full Fall by then and this won't require any deep thought....." Marsha



by Robert Frost
O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.

O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.


Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!



....over the fields...

...through our little forest nearby the house...

...my enchanted forest....



....of last year's October when our pomegranate shrubs were still alive...



'His Highness' Oskar....

  ....having his afternoon nap in the warm October sun....

...disguised as a log of wood...


  "Even if something is left undone, 
everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn."
   Elizabeth Lawrence

  Looking forward to a colorful Fall
as we use to have here at La Pouyette.....


"....The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold....."



A bientôt!

Please pop over to Marsha's blog
for all the "October Thoughts" from our international blogger friends




  1. Dear Karin,
    As always, your words and images sum up the subject of our By Invitation post beautifully. You always find beautiful poetry, music all supprted by your own stunning photographs.
    Enjoy October and all that Autumn brings. XXXX

  2. Hello there Karin!! Oh this was just gorgeous--and of course those photos of Oskar made me smile!!

    Wishing you a wonderful autumn,

  3. Positively stunning post. The poem by Robert Frost was the perfect accompaniment to your beautiful images...thank you and hope you enjoy your October!

  4. I love everything about this post Karin. The poems, Oskar and the outdoors. I hope for a wonderful color filled Autumn for you.


  5. You always inspire and delight me, precious Karin. This is beautiful. Your photographs are always so poignant to me, and I'm very pleased to see Oskar looking like himself again. The Robert Frost piece is perfection. xx's

  6. Hello Karin

    The images you post as so passionately photographed, one can always identify your art.
    Thank you for the music, a beautiful accompaniment

    Helen xx

  7. Wonderful to meet Oskar!! :) You've captured the magic and spirit of October beautifully. Along with May and June, it is one of my favorite months. Cheers~

  8. Oh yes your photos are enchanting and Oskar is soooo handsome ! I enjoyed the walk through the woods..my favourite place to walk at any time of year... and how nice to grow pomegranates ..think it's far to cool here... happy weekend
    Gail x

  9. Love, love the photos (red and gold leaves, Oskar, pomegranates,....), the poetry, oh and the music!!! October is definitely my month!!!!
    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful post.
    Have a wonderful Autumn.
    Isabel (from Portugal)

  10. So beautiful, Karin!
    The quotes so well chosen to complement the lovely images.
    And Oskar, king of all he surveys --- you photograph him with such love!
    Happy Autumn!