This time of year is so beautiful with inspiring vibrant colors from nature. Artists everywhere use this palette for images of autumn forests and harvest fields.
The above photo of a fall forest reminded me of this beautiful quilt designed and made by Jean Page, featured in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine,
This is a vintage postcard dated November 28, 1912
Also, remember, that Halloween is a few days away. Some literary references come to mind.
“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubbles."
“By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.”
The Three Witches
“Listen to them – the children of the night. Dracula
What music they make!” Bram Stoker
“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
Only this and nothing more.”
“Quoth the raven, “ Nevermore”.” The Raven
October Sunset over the NM desert
Photograph by Karen Novotny