Nature’s first green is gold, her hardest hue to hold…

Mr. Indie Fixx and I have been taking regular hikes in the woods this Autumn, trying to soak up all the sunshine and pleasant weather before the cold comes. It’s been nice to spend some time with my guy and to get a little exercise  as well. I’ve also really been enjoying watching the seasonal changes in the park. Yesterday, we were rewarded with quite a show from Mother Nature. It made me think of that poem by Robert Frost.

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
For nothing gold can stay.

by Robert Frost (1874-1963)

Here are some pictures I took on our hike. I played around a bit with aperture and shutter speed to try and capture the beauty of the leaves and light. I’m afraid that I could not do it justice…

To see more, just visit my flickr page.

3 thoughts on “Nature’s first green is gold, her hardest hue to hold…

  • October 25, 2010 at 7:51 pm
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    I love that last photo of the bench under the tree. It looks very inviting. Being outside in the autumn, surrounded by orange and red is just the best thing:)

  • October 25, 2010 at 11:03 am
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    That’s the 1st time I was ever exposed to that poem too…although, not lucky enough to have it be one of the books I was assigned in school.

  • October 25, 2010 at 10:58 am
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    That poem was featured in a book we were all required to read in middle school, The Outsiders, and is recited by a character named Ponyboy. Years after we read it, when I was finishing up high school, my English teacher told us, “You all know Robert Frost. Ponyboy introduced you.”

    Every time I see that poem, I remember how tangible words and characters can be for us. Thanks for reminding me again this morning!

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