Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Autumn at Bodenham Arboretum....19/10/2016

                                           October's Party

                                           By: George Cooper

                                           October gave a party;
                                           The leaves by hundreds came—
                                           The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
                                           The Sunshine spread a carpet,
                                           And everything was grand,
                                           Miss Weather led the dancing,
                                           Professor Wind the band.

                                          The Chestnuts came in yellow,
                                          The Oaks in crimson dressed;
                                          The lovely Misses Maple
                                          In scarlet looked their best;
                                          All balanced to their partners,
                                          And gaily fluttered by;
                                          The sight was like a rainbow
                                           New fallen from the sky.

                                          Then, in the rustic hollow,
                                          At hide-and-seek they played,
                                          The party closed at sundown,
                                          And everybody stayed.
                                          Professor Wind played louder;
                                          They flew along the ground;
                                          And then the party ended
                                          In jolly "hands around."


A colourful Season, enjoy!


  1. Nice to catch up with your blog again Pam and a nice change from "activities" oe'r the "pond"!!!
    Love the October party poem and your Arboretum photo's are wonderful, until this week it's been a good Autumn, very soggy here today!

  2. I am a bit late with updating my blog! My apologies to you Ruth and also my thanks for your kind comments.

    I see it is not just me had enough of "activities" oe'r the "pond"

    I hope your soggy weather has abated my friend,.