Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Three Muses - Autumn

In the autumn of my childhood, the air was crisp and clear, Vs of gees were flying South overhead for the winter,  the fields hummed with farm equipment busy with harvest,  and the yard boasted one of mother's favorite fall displays---a shock of corn in the midst of pumpkins and gourds.   We always took a trip to the apple orchard for mother to purchase apples for the winter, some to can for pies and some to store in the storm cellar where shelves were lined with canned garden bounty, and there were bins for potatoes and apples.  I loved the apple barns, where bushel baskets of a variety of apples released their sweet fragrance, and there were always free samples of sweet cider.   Happy memories.
Credit for the boy with wheelbarrow goes to Jesse Wilcox-Smith, and the quote is by Robert Schuller. 
(I'm posting quite early, since I'll be gone for the rest of today).   Thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

  1. Bonjour Bev !
    Quelle jolie illustration de l'automne! que de confitures et de tartes à confectionner!
    j'aime beaucoup votre challenge... (ainsi que les tartes et les confitures:-))
    Amicalement Mary.kg

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  2. Love the picture love the words...autumn is my time of year and this is like a small slice of it!

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  3. Bev, you know we all hang out for your stories. You can make us taste the apples and smell the produce and have us share your happy memories. Fabulous picture and another great story.

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  4. You have captured our hearts and the beauty of Autumn in this beautiful work of art Bev!

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  5. Once again thank you for sharing your precious memories, Bev, perfectly matching your delightful take on Autumn!

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  6. Sounds like such wonderful memories, Bev! Gorgeous piece!

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  7. Love the beautiful scene and the words, love the time of autumn.
    Hugs Anja

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  8. Love the Wilcox-Smith little boy. Children's book illustrations always looked like this. Such happy memories Bev! xx

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  9. The image, the words and your recollections of the apple barn make it all so real.
    Thanks so much for sharing your memories

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  10. I loved reading your memories and they brought back some of my own happy Autumn ones. Your art is wonderful--very evocative.xx

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  11. Apple orchards are so beautiful and peaceful looking. Although, as a kid, we did have a few rotten apple fights in my aunt's orchard. Wonderful collage!

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  12. So well designed, so well written! Bev', you have our ears & eyes all for you & your beautiful memories! Thanks to be here & to be who you are! :)

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  14. Hi Ya Bev,

    I love the smell of apples and an apple orchard. Your art and memories are great,
    that's how I feel about Autumn too.

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  15. Mmmmm...I can smell the apples; thanks for sharing your memories and posting your delightful layout.

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  16. Apples...one of the best parts of fall, to be sure. Love your creation, and the quote!

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