“Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”
- Rachel Carson

October gave a party;

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The leaves by hundreds came,—

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The Ashes, Oaks, and Maples,

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And leaves of every name.

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The sunshine spread a carpet,

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And every thing was grand;

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Miss Weather led the dancing;

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Professor Wind, the band….

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The sight was like a rainbow

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New-fallen from the sky.


~George Cooper (1840–1927), “October’s Party,” c.1887

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous.”
- Aristotle