Mistaking the Date of the Party

September 14, 2010

Fan of red rhododendron leaves amidst the green

My eyes catch the odd flash of red from an early turning leaf.  It’s not quite autumn, but there are hints of the fall season all around, a few early-bird leaves already changing color.  We are on the cusp of change.

“The maples and the mountain ashes and the spindles and all the lovely autumn things swell and burgeon and expand, making the most alluring promises of what they will be doing when the frosts come, and dropping, from time to time, a little hint in the shape of a single scarlet leaf that has dressed up too soon, having made a mistake in the date of the party.”
     — Beverley Nichols, Merry Hall

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One Response to “Mistaking the Date of the Party”

  1. Lynne Says:

    Lovely quote!


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