If I had a favorite color, it would be October.
In all it’s fiery, subdued, moody, and vibrant variety of hues.
Autumn doesn’t last nearly long enough, so I try to hold onto it and treasure it while it’s here. That involves checking items off my fall bucket list, eating everything pumpkin flavored I can get my paws on, and gulping down big breaths of crisp fall air.
It also involves hunting down some of my favorite quotes and poems about autumn and getting lost in them over and over again. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorites to share with you.
Isn’t autumn just the best?
10 Quotes That Embody Autumn to its Fullest
But these are days we dream about when the sunlight paints us gold. — Bright Eyes, “The Difference in the Shades”
Was there ever anything more beautiful than the last rays of the sun spilling through the trees on an October evening?
I can barely stand it, it’s so gorgeous. Those kinds of days are the ones I eagerly wait for during the rest of the year.
October is about trees revealing colors they’ve hidden all year. People have an October as well. — J.M. Storm
October is my favorite season. There’s a certain vibe about it, the way the air is crisp and the sky is bright, and the earth has a distinct moodiness about it. I just feel more myself during October than I ever do at any other time.
Can you relate?
What is it about October that is so magical?
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I am made for autumn. Summer and I have a fickle relationship, but everything about autumn is perfect to me. Woolly sweaters, scarves, thin first, then thick, socks. The low slanting light, the crisp mornings, the chill in my fingers, those last warm sunny days before the rain and the wind. The moody hues and subdued palette punctuated every now and again by a brilliant orange, scarlet, or copper goodbye. — Alys Fowler
Those early autumn mornings when the world is so q u i e t, and there’s a mist on the ground, and it’s a little chilly but just enough to make your coffee taste that much better and make you want to snuggle up even more under a heavy quilt…those are the mornings I live and breathe for.
(n.) the phenomenon of leaves turning various shades of red, yellow, purple, and brown during the autumn season; the time when this happens
I love that there is a name for this. I love that it’s an onomatopoeia. It feels rich when you say it out loud. Go on, give it a try.
Gives you a little thrill, doesn’t it? You know it does.
I can’t keep you, Autumn, but I can hold you in my heart.
I’ll impatiently wait for your coziness always.
I’ll wistfully say goodbye in the beginning of spring.
And I’ll eagerly soak up all your goodness like I can’t get enough.
I don’t think I would want autumn to last forever though. It wouldn’t retain its specialness then.
I can't keep you, Autumn, but I can hold you in my heart. Click To Tweet
No spring nor summer’s beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face. — John Donne
There’s such an effortless to autumn, don’t you think? Nature is intentional but easy during this time. Leaves gracefully flutter from trees, and winds scoot them around like an afterthought. And the air is so crisp that I can always taste and smell when autumn is approaching.
God perfectly orchestrates nature so that we can enjoy this season to the utmost.
There is something beautiful and revitalizing about October. When the leaves fall, the world is surrendering. Letting go of the pieces and parts that can no longer serve in a positive way. Trees hold strong to their core and survive the storms; but every good tree knows that as time goes by, the leaves will come back, and we all get to start again. — source
There’s a lesson to be learned here. It’s a beautiful thing to be able to lay down our burdens, surrendering them, and letting go of the pain that’s often associated with carrying around something heavy and cumbersome.
It’s okay to walk away from those things. There’s no weakness in not being able to carry that around anymore. But there is a strength in knowing what’s too much for you to bear and being willing to release and give it over.
After all, as time goes by, we have the opportunity to begin again anew.
What lessons have you learned from autumn?
And the sun took a step back. The leaves lulled themselves to sleep, and autumn was awakened. — Raquel Franco
Some people come alive in the summer when everything is carefree and their are fun activities to look forward to. That’s fine. Those people can have their summer.
Autumn is all mine.
I come alive in the dusky hues, in solemn gray clouds and blustery breezes.
I notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature. — Friedrich Nietzsche
There’s something that happens to me a lot more frequently during the fall. I like to call it “the flash”, and if you’ve read Emily of New Moon, then you’ll know why.
It’s hard to describe, but every so often, I suddenly get this burst of euphoria combined with a subtle hint of melancholy. Anything can trigger it. Seeing an retro advertisement while browsing through a library. Sipping that first taste of coffee in bed on a particular dreary autumn morning. Driving home on a sunny fall day, clearing a hill, and seeing the first peak of the mountains in their fall colors come into view.
It’s brief and potent. It’s one of those feelings where just as you realize you’re feeling it and try to grasp on to it to make it last longer…it’s already gone.
It’s almost painful in how strong the emotion is, but I always enjoy it while it lasts.
Have you ever felt something similar?
This strangely still pause between summer and autumn, greenery and gold, and the heat and rising wind that is once again readying itself to rush it all away in a climactic symphony of color and scent is, in my opinion, one of the best parts about living on earth. —Victoria Erickson
My excitement builds when I know that autumn is almost here. And every year, I wish this season lasted longer. And every year, I’m disappointed when it doesn’t. But I am thankful that I live in a world that has such a thing as fall, and I’ll enjoy it as long as I can.
I also decided to do something a little different and introduce a new thing to Tendril Wild—playlists. Along with the above quotes, I’m including a playlist of my personal favorite autumn-inspired songs that give me that moody, contemplative fall feeling that I love so much.
It’s a little quirky and a lot random.
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