GBMD: Sing a song of seasons

Bonfire at West Green House

This is the last verse from 'Autumn Fires' published in A Child's Garden of Verses in 1885.

It's good to be reminded there's a positive side to the dying of the light that autumn brings. As a result I've resolved to plant lots of daffodils this month and to think sunshiny thoughts centred around the promise of their yellow cheerfulness in spring. I'm also focusing on plans, projects and experiments for 2017, accompanied by toasted marshmallows from a suitable bonfire.

What are your thoughts and plans for October?

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Last week I came across Poetry for the Autumn Equinox on Radio 4's website. What a treat to have readings of some of our most famous autumnal poems.


  1. My plans for October are to plant up some containers for autumn and winter colour, heucheras, cyclamen, heathers, evergreens, grasses. That sort of thing. I love the colours of autumn so hope to get out for some walks and kick up the fallen leaves. I'll be sweeping lots of them up in the garden too!

  2. Margaret, I love kicking up the fallen leaves - the best bit of Autumn :)

  3. A fabulous photo VP! Where were you?

    1. Thanks Anna - it was at West Green House :)


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