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An English Autumn
Most of the photos on this page were taken in England.  There are just a few exceptions,
which are noted.  I don't know that I'd ever thought of England as having remarkable
fall scenery until I started looking for the pictures on this page, but the results of
my search provide proof of the stunning beauty to be found there.  Wherever
you are, I hope your autumn is filled with the peace and beauty of the season.
-- Nancy
That old autumn feeling ... of summer passing, obligations gathering, books
and football in the air.  Another fall, another turned page:  there is something
of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes had
been wiped clean by summer.  
-- Wallace Stegner
Wales
Of all the seasons, autumn offers the most and requires the least.
-- Hal Borland
On a soft October evening, if you stand still outside, you can hear the sound
of winter’s footsteps.  
-- Takayuki Ikkaku
Is not this a true autumn day?  The still melancholy that makes life and
nature harmonize.  The birds are consulting about their migrations, while
the trees shed their leaves on the ground, so that one’s very footsteps
may not disturb the repose of earth and air.  
-- George Eliot
The bounty shines in autumn unconfined and spreads
a common feast for all.  
-- James Thomson
In October, what a feast to the eye our woods present.  The whole body
of the air seems enriched by their radiance, as though they were giving
back the light they have been absorbing from the sun all summer.
-- John Burroughs
Autumn tip-toed into our lives, as quiet as a cat.  Before we even knew it was
on its way, the countryside had been transformed.  The air was crisp and the
colors were brilliant.  We contented ourselves that winter was on the way.
-- Adelaide Marsh
It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more
frequently in memory than in life.  The rich colors of grass and earth were
intensified by the mellow light of a sun almost warm enough for spring.
-- P.D. James
I stood alone in the quiet solitude of a stately forest surrounded by color.  Scarlet,
purple and gold, contrasting with the glossy green of the oak and the blue verdure
of the pines, the silver laurel leaves and the feathery cedar.  As I gazed upward at
the sun, I caught a ruby glance down the green ash-leaves, and thought in my soul
that there ought to be, if there were not, an inhabiting spirit for every leaf in the
forest, and for every rich sun-gleam that colored the air.  
-- Mary Howard
Scotland
The melancholy that lingers around an autumn evening is fraught with
glory.  Over everything connected with the season there lingers some
golden spell, some unseen influence that penetrates the soul with its
mysterious power.  
-- Northern Advocate
Scotland
There is no time when the human soul drinks in so fully the
glory and beauty of nature as in autumn.  
-- Henry Holder