That Lingering Golden Spell of Autumn

October 17, 2012

Lingering last days of sneezeweed in bloom

“The days may not be so bright and balmy—yet the quiet and melancholy that linger around them is fraught with glory. Over everything connected with autumn there lingers some golden spell—some unseen influence that penetrates the soul with its mysterious power.”
Northern Advocate

You can see in the many colors of the sneezeweed beds the gradual letting go, the change from summer splendor to the dimming of winter.

Sneezeweed in October

Sneezeweed in its final days of glory

Watercolor sketch of sneezeweed

And another watercolor sketch of sneezeweed





6 Responses to “That Lingering Golden Spell of Autumn”

  1. Just beautiful Rosemary.

  2. Great meeting you today at Gordon’s, Rosemary! Your sketches are beautiful! Missy

    • Rosemary Says:

      The pleasure was all mine. I was so pleased to meet one of my Readers in person! I loved Gordon’s Farm, but didn’t get time to relax and paint this time. I enjoyed seeing all the sketches of Gordon’s Farm on your blog. Thanks.

  3. Sophie Says:

    Beautiful! Any ideas on why it’s called “sneezeweed” ?!

  4. garden.poet Says:

    I love the bright flame colors of sneezeweed witht he blue-green vegetation, especially inthe “Sneezeweed in October” photo. It has this rich, but melancholy mood around it.

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