Thursday, November 13, 2008


October is the fallen leaf,

but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen.

It is the distant hills once more in sight,

and the enduring constellations

above them once again.

Hal Borland
1900 - 1978


Have you ever read:

The Last Leaf by O Henry

This weeks theme reminded me of this story.

Need to read more of his work again.

Click the title and you can read it too.


tut-tut said...

Lovely photo; and I hadn't thought about O. Henry or Hal Borland in a good long while, until your post today.

tony said...

After reading your post i put on this album.

Coffee Messiah said...

t & t: Me neither.

tony: Ahhh, it'll be Bryter Layter! ; )

Joanne said...

I just noticed this week a change in the morning light in my kitchen, from the sun shining through the now leafless trees out back. Intricacies of the change of seasons.

Mark said...

Thanks for sharing. Love this time of year as it reminds us that life is eternal even though it goes through many changes.

Megan said...

That was a good story, thank you Coffee!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

thanks for the jog - I hadn't thought of either in a good long while also.... and don't remember the last leaf - I wonder if there's a copy of it on project gutenberg!

love the pic. yesterday I tried to take capture a leaf falling but never got a decent shot... I discovered it's really hard to take a photo of a falling leaf!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

five leaves left will be an excellent post title! someone still wanting to play theme thursday out there????

Crazy Ass Beastard said...

I'm new here ... love your blog name ... have you ever felt like that last leaf blowing in the cool breeze?

Merle Sneed said...

Not much leaf action here in the desert.

R.L. Bourges said...

great combo, cm. What's the title of the song?

Coffee Messiah said...

joanne: Coming from the west coast where it's either sunny, foggy or rainy, the 4 seasons are nice to experience.

mark: Makes me wonder why some people do not like or understand that everything needs to change at some point.

megan: U R welcome.

kimy: I don't know, what you do take looks mighty fine with these ol' eyes! ; )

simstone: Did you ever shiver, just because you were looking at a river?

Thanks for stopping by and added you to the blogroll. Like your quotes but alas, could not leave a comment. Just so ya know I came by. ; )

merle: No leaf cleanup 4 u ! ; )

rlb: Look at the tag line, I am now leaving title and artist there.
I have not forgotten the circus. I will upload soon.

Squirrel said...

Thanks for the O. Henry ( I enjoy his writing -- and Ring Lardner, too)

Anonymous said...

Hi Big Bro- We are actually getting ready for some upper 70's weather today and through the weekend. We have some trees that have started to change colors and some leaves that have fallen but all and all, I think nature is confused over here.
I love you~ Lil Sis

Squirrel said...

Merle has been extra funny lately.

Coffee Messiah said...

squirrel: Hmmm, never heard of RL, will have to seek it out. Merle has his days, doesn't he ; )

shar: I read there's a heat wave coming. Looks like more fires down S too ; (

lettuce said...

thats a lovely photo and i really like the bit from Hal Borland

i've just about got used to the idea of it being autumn now...

Anonymous said...

I really like that photo.
And you've intrigued me about the O.Henry story

Coffee Messiah said...

lettuce: It's always hard to imagine others around the world in totally different climates at the same time.

decker: His short stories are pretty cool. ; )