Stopping by Woods on an Autumn Day

I stopped today.

I stopped today by the edge of our woods.
Wild grapes, blackberries, crab apples, Michaelmas daisies.
An abundance that will feed many this winter.

I stopped today by the edge of our fields.
The sugar house in a field of yellow ferns lies quiet waiting for a different season.

I stopped today along our old road.
The old schoolhouse sits shadowed by a towering maple from which children surely must have played.

We stopped today to touch the sunbeams as they streamed through the fog.
Time feels like it is streaming by, just like the sunbeams, impossible to grasp.

It is good to stop.

Dawn  – (September 28, 2010 at 6:16 PM)  

Yes, it is. I'm glad you stopped and took these beautiful photos to share. I enjoyed this post very much.

renee ~ heirloom seasons  – (September 28, 2010 at 10:22 PM)  

Wonderful autumn day Sarah! Thank you for sharing some more of Vermont's beauty with us. How great to imagine the past of those old buildings!

paper roads  – (September 29, 2010 at 12:53 AM)  

You live in such a beautiful place - and have a beautiful spirit to see it as you do. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Linda  – (September 29, 2010 at 1:41 AM)  

It is good to stop... such beauty... thank you:)

Susan  – (September 29, 2010 at 8:07 PM)  

This post reminded me of all the reasons that I love living in New England. Thank you for sharing your lovely autumn day walk. --Your photos are breathtaking!

Lovely World  – (September 29, 2010 at 10:50 PM)  

Beautiful photos. I can just smell those scents of the autumn woods.

Plain and Joyful Living  – (September 30, 2010 at 12:33 PM)  

This season passes all too quickly doesn't it? All the more reason to "stop".
Warm wishes, Tonya

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