October’s Party 
by George Cooper

October gave a party;

The leaves by hundreds came-

The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,

And leaves of every name.

The Sunshine spread a carpet,

And everything was grand,

Miss Weather led the dancing,

Professor Wind the band.

The Chestnuts came in yellow,

The Oaks in crimson dressed;

The lovely Misses Maple

In scarlet looked their best;

All balanced to their partners,

And gaily fluttered by;

The sight was like a rainbow

New fallen from the sky.

Then, in the rustic hollow,

At hide-and-seek they played,

The party closed at sundown,

And everybody stayed.

Professor Wind played louder;

They flew along the ground;

And then the party ended

In jolly “hands around.”

We are finally getting a taste of autumn in my neck of the woods! The weatherman predicts we will get some cool air today – our coolest since April! It’s been a long summer, folks, and I welcome the variety of a new season. September was a busy and exciting month for our family. One exciting September event was my fifth blogging anniversary! I hope to post more about that soon, as well as share some photos. Speaking of photos, I want to thank our friend, Bro. Stephen Collins, for the allowing me to use this lovely photo for my blog. It was taken in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee – oh how lovely God’s creation is!

Happy fall! 🙂


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