Wednesday, October 26, 2011
October's bright blue weather
And flowers of June together,
Ye cannot rival for one hour
October's bright blue weather"
In eighth grade, I memorized Helen Hunt Jackson's poem, October's Bright Blue Weather. Though most stanzas have slipped from my memory, this first verse pops into my mind every year.
Iowa is sporting excellent color and weather this fall. Some of the best in recent memory. Even a trip to New England this fall did not deliver more spectacular leaves.
What a gift, October's bright blue weather.