Oct 2, 2009

Tea Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to all who participated in my AUTUMN TEA GIVEAWAY! The odds were definitely in Susie Q's favor due to extra entries she earned for referring friends to this blog. And, I thank you for that, Susie Q! But alas, when an old fashioned drawing was conducted, another name emerged.
I am posting all of the wonderful autumn contributions below. Please take a moment to peruse the beautiful images that each quote or poem creates.

And, Bliss, just send me an email with your name and address. I will order the tea and have it shipped directly to you.

Bliss said... "I love Autumn!"

grannyannie said... "Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all." -Stanley Horowitz

Susie Q said...
Besides the autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze.
-Emily Dickinson

Mary said... "The hazy, cloudless skies of Indian Summer. Leaves scurrying down the street before the wind. The cold shiver from an arctic blast. Indian Summer. The last warmth of the sun. Chilly mornings and glorious warm afternoons. The Harvest Moon. The Hunter's Moon. The Rainy Season. Dry corn stalks clattering in the wind. The touch of frost on grass and window pane. The smell of burning leaves." - Keith C. Heidorn

SusieStarr said...

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.

From "October's Party" by George Cooper

jamiely78 said...

No Spring nor Summer Beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one Autumnal face.
- John Donne

Sheila said...

"Delicious Autumn!
My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
-George Eliot

Bobbi Jo said...
"Thy bounty shines in autumn unconfined
And spreads a common feast for all that live."
-James Thomson

Sherrylinn said... “Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.”
-William Cullen Bryant

Cyndi Evans said... "Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. "-Elizabeth LawrenceCarolyn

(Harbor Hon) said... "Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree."
-Emily Bronte

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said... "When you look at the colors of fall you know the one holding the paint brush is God. He breathed and the the result was everlasting beauty." -Mary Boisseau, Sept '09

Joyce said... "Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter." -Carol Bishop Hipps

Pam said... "The smile that flickers on baby's lips when he sleeps- does anybody know where it was borne? Yes, there is a rumor that a young pale beam of a crescent moon touched the edge of a vanishing autumn cloud, and there the smile was first born..." -Rabindranath Tagore

PEA said... "Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower." -Albert Camus

Susie said... (a repeated favorite) "Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree." -Emily Bronte

Sandy said...
"Come said the wind to
the leaves one day,
Come o're the meadows
and we will play.
Put on your dresses
scarlet and gold,
For summer is gone
and the days grow cold.

-Autumn Tea Entry [on Facebook]

Sharon said... "I don't have a quote right off the top of my head, but I truly love autumn. It is a time of so much color. I like to drive around and see the changing colors of the hills."

Mary said... "Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." -George Eliot

Denise ~ Charleston, South Carolina said... "It was autumn, and incessant/Piped the quails from shocks and sheaves/And, like living coals, the apples/Burned among the withering leaves." -Longfellow

annalene said... "I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air." -Nathanial Nathaniel Hawthorne

NOTE: Links to contributors can be found in the Comments section of this post.


  1. Congratulations to Bliss! I would have loved to win but reading these sweet words here...words about my favorite time of gift enough! Thank you Karen for such a generous giveaway and for allowing us all to share these favorite poems and sayings!

  2. Unreal! How'd I do that?
    (I could have at least had the decency to come up with a real quote...)
    I thank you once again KJ!


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