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Sounds and Senses of Autumn

Updated on February 23, 2011
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"In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfies
See the smoke trail!

Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
the grey smoke towers.

Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all,
Flowers in the summer
Fires in the fall! "
-   Robert Louis Stevenson, Autumn Fires

Indian Summer

I look forward to Autumn because it is the annual time of gathering in and of cooler days and evenings. It is the beginning of the season of holidays and parties.

There is the music of Autumn that always reminds me of past Septembers, Octobers and Novembers. I would like to share some of these with you.

Chris Botti, my favorite contemporary trumpet player plays "Indian Summer," a term used for a short period of fine weather at the end of autumn.

There is music in the meadows, in the air–
Autumn is here;
Skies are gray, but hearts are mellow,

—William Stanley Braithwaite, (1878–1962)
"A Lyric of Autumn," Lyrics of Life and Love (1904)

The classical Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," a set of four violin concertos, each concerto is varied, each resembling its respective season. Of course, I have chosen "Autumn."


Lastly, how can we forget Neil Diamond singing "September Morn."

September morn
We danced until the night
Became a brand new day
Two lovers playing scenes
From some romantic play
September morning
Still can make me feel that way

I hope you enjoy this "Autumn" medley of music!




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      judydianne 6 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Sometimes, I do, gguy. We don't get the changing of the leaves'colors in Florida. Thanks.

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      gguy 6 years ago from new jersey usa

      Judy, so do you miss autumn up north?

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      judydianne 7 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Unfortunately, I had to delete Neil Diamond's video and also "Autumn in New York," because of copyrights. Sorry!

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      judydianne 7 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Nice quote, Rob. Very appropriate for this hub. Thanks.

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      Rob Dee 7 years ago from Florida

      A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made. The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air. Eric Sloane

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      judydianne 7 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Yes, Rebecca, I agree. I love the video, too! Thanks for commenting!

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      ahh some great hubs this one I must admit is your most interesting, i love the video of autumn in new york... such a bittersweet ending to that one.

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      judydianne 8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Thank you for the nice comments. Yes, I'm looking forward to cooler weather. This Summer was so hot in Florida!

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      Blu Ink 8 years ago

      Great Hub. I liked the way you included poetry, music and videos. Also loved your choice of music especially Vivaldi's Four Seasons (I have Winter as my Cellphone ring tone). Ah Autumn, can Winter be far behind?