Six word Saturday


Through Autumn’s golden gown we used….


…to kick our way.  You always loved this time of year.”  Was ever there a more haunting Autumn anthem?  The Moody Blues song always echoes in my head as the season draws to its close.  Don’t you love the gleeful expression of the guy hoovering up the leaves, and that little intent group by the pond?  There’s so much to love about this life.

I’m putting the miseries firmly behind me and having one more flurry with Verena’s Festival of Leaves.  It’s a little drab and grey here today but there’s always joy to be found.  This afternoon I shall be celebrating a 70th with a rather special gent. (no, not mine!)  Make the most of your weekend, won’t you, and don’t forget to share six words.



    1. I last saw him surrounded by grandkids. He was having a whale of a time, and so were they 🙂 🙂 Thanks, Yvette. Sun’s just rising, reluctantly, on another Saturday here. Wishing you a good one!

  1. Such gorgeous fall colours you still have Jo. Ours are long since gone but we have been so lucky with warm temperatures till now. Well warm by Canadian standards. hope you had a wonderful celebration.

    1. I had a superb afternoon, thanks, Sue! Friends I hadn’t seen for years and a lovely atmosphere. 🙂 My stepsister flew back to Calgary on Friday and she couldn’t believe the predicted temperatures.

  2. The path to my front door is almost knee-deep in lovely crisp leaves and I’m leaving them there as I secretly love to swish my feet through them as I did as a child. Plus they are lovely to look at – from indoors! The promised rain today may make them a sodden mass but I’ll risk itl Your positive attitude is a real antidote to Sunday blues, so yes do enjoy your celebrations this afternoon.

      1. We’ve locked ourselves away in air conditioning for most of the weekend, feels as though we’ve missed spring and launched straight into summer. I hope things don’t get too cold and miserable over winter.

    1. I’ve always loved their sound. In my comments First and Fabulous has left a link to the track. 🙂 Is 6WS up for this week now, Mlissabeth? It wasn’t when I checked earlier.

  3. Great post! Love autumn. Miss it, too. I’m heading out into Death Valley today. Not much autumn color but something called the Death Valley 49ers Encampment going on since the 9. It ends tomorrow. Music, art, crafts, off-road tours, parade, cowboy poetry, and beer! 🙂

  4. Lovely selection of leaves, as a kid I used to love wading through mountainous leaf falls in the Chiltern Hills…. As for the song, I had forgotten that one.

      1. Things are fine here, basically. Except for the fact that we have a dead fawn in our garden, and – of course – for the aftermath of the election. But: “We shall overcome”.

    1. Did you see Gemma’s comment? Complete with Moody Blues video 🙂 Hope you traveled safe and had a good day, Gilly. Free bar this afternoon. A bit too much indulgence 🙂 Hugs, darlin’.

      1. We didn’t go, naff weather, will try again tomorrow.
        I’ve seen Gemma’s post now, how wonderful, such a personal share.
        Hope you’re not going to suffer tomorrow, from free bar syndrome 🙂 🙂 🙂 x

      2. We still exchange the odd email. I used to really enjoy her blog. Had a couple of coffees since I came home and there were vast quantities of food and very naughty cake at the party. 🙂

      3. I didn’t get it she hasn’t posted since last year, but said the link was from her six words? Hope the coffee doesn’t keep you awake. I’m off to be with my book, I know how to do Saturdays xx

  5. I was not familiar with this song so went to read the entire lyrics and they just brought tears to my eyes. Sending you lots of love as you ‘put miseries firmly behind now’. Your images make me long for autumn at home.

  6. Another lovely autumn post, with plenty of luminous leaves and a person at work. Celebrate 70 joyfully with your friend. It seems youthful to me from the standpoint of 72! Sunshine outside here, but -2°. Off out in a while to kick the odd leaf and look at photos of Warsaw as the 19th century turns into 20th. Watch out in the leaves you kick: there are hugs hidden!

    1. Oooh, I shall dive in and look for them 🙂 🙂 The party is at our local cricket club, near the park in these photos, so there will be leaves! Thanks, darlin’ Have a good weekend.

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