"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Thursday, October 8, 2020

The last of the zinnia and bumblebee

 

Come, pensive Autumn, with thy clouds, and storms,
And falling leaves, and pastures lost to flowers;
A luscious charm hangs on thy faded forms,
More sweet than Summer in her loveliest hours...
John Clare, "To Autumn," The Village Minstrel, and Other Poems, 1821


9 comments:

Nancy J said...

Summer might have the bright flowers, but autumn with golden and red leaves, frosty mornings, and rainbows is always truly lovely. One bee getting the last little scrap of nectar before the season ends.Beautiful, as we live in these worrying times, nature gives so much delight.

Granny Marigold said...

I've often noticed that Autumn seems to have by far more poems written about it than the other seasons. I guess poets also found more to admire and enjoy in this lovely time of year.

A Casa Madeira said...

How wonderful!
I loved the image;
Good weekend

Henny Penny said...

Love the zinnia and the bumble bee. That's about all that is left in my garden too. Fall is such a beauridul rime of the year.

Prims By The Water said...

Have always loved zinnias! Janice

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

That was quite a large bumblebee, Kathleen, and nice that you have some blooms still to attract the bees. I will admit that zinnias, while colorful, have never been my favorite bloom but the butterflies always like them too, and I like seeing butterflies so it worked out.

A Casa Madeira said...

Good weekend.
janicce.

The Wykeham Observer said...

I need to plant more zinnias next year, especially since they attract the bees. They're also pretty tough in dry weather. Thanks! Phil

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

What a beautiful photo and lovely poem.

I wish you a very happy autumn.