Autumn

“Every season hath its pleasures;

Spring may boast her flowery prime,

Yet the vineyard’s ruby treasures


Brighten Autumn’s sob’rer time.”


                                                                 Thomas Moore (1779 – 1852)

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“How beautifully leaves grow old.

How full of light and color are their last days.” 


                                                                                         John Burroughs (1837-1921)

San Giovese vineyards against the olives at rest

umbria beauty

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Umbria

coleus flowers Genius Loci Umbria

“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” 


                                                                     William Cullen Bryant (1794 – 1878)

-Mary