Autumn Is A Time Of Harvest

Autumn Is A Time Of Harvest




Garden Poem of the Day

The Pumpkin
By John Greenleaf Whittier

Oh, greenly and fair in the lands of the sun,
The vines of the gourd and the rich melon run,
And the rock and the tree and the cottage enfold,
With broad leaves all greenness and blossoms all gold,
Like that which o'er Nineveh's prophet once grew,
While he waited to know that his warning was true,
And longed for the storm-cloud, and listened in vain
For the rush of the whirlwind and red fire-rain.

On the banks of the Xenil the dark Spanish maiden
Comes up with the fruit of the tangled vine laden;
And the Creole of Cuba laughs out to behold
Through orange-leaves shining the broad spheres of gold;
Yet with dearer delight from his home in the North,
On the fields of his harvest the Yankee looks forth,
Where crook-necks are coiling and yellow fruit shines,
And the sun of September melts down on his vines.

Ah! on Thanksgiving day, when from East and from West,
From North and from South comes the pilgrim and guest;
When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board
The old broken links of affection restored,
When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before,
What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye?
What calls back the past, like the rich Pumpkin pie?

Oh, fruit loved of boyhood! the old days recalling,
When wood-grapes were purpling and brown nuts were falling!
When wild, ugly faces we carved in its skin,
Glaring out through the dark with a candle within!
When we laughed round the corn-heap, with hearts all in tune,
Our chair a broad pumpkin,—our lantern the moon,
Telling tales of the fairy who travelled like steam
In a pumpkin-shell coach, with two rats for her team!

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Little cute pumpkin picked by @cupofjoelene 🧡 Has anyone else grown tiny pumpkins before? 🌿😊 . . . 🔸️Garden Poem of the Day🔸️ . "The Pumpkin" By John Greenleaf Whittier Oh, greenly and fair in the lands of the sun, The vines of the gourd and the rich melon run, And the rock and the tree and the cottage enfold, With broad leaves all greenness and blossoms all gold, Like that which o'er Nineveh's prophet once grew, While he waited to know that his warning was true, And longed for the storm-cloud, and listened in vain For the rush of the whirlwind and red fire-rain. On the banks of the Xenil the dark Spanish maiden Comes up with the fruit of the tangled vine laden; And the Creole of Cuba laughs out to behold Through orange-leaves shining the broad spheres of gold; Yet with dearer delight from his home in the North, On the fields of his harvest the Yankee looks forth, Where crook-necks are coiling and yellow fruit shines, And the sun of September melts down on his vines. Ah! on Thanksgiving day, when from East and from West, From North and from South comes the pilgrim and guest; When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board The old broken links of affection restored, When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more, And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before, What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye? What calls back the past, like the rich Pumpkin pie? Oh, fruit loved of boyhood! the old days recalling, When wood-grapes were purpling and brown nuts were falling! When wild, ugly faces we carved in its skin, Glaring out through the dark with a candle within! When we laughed round the corn-heap, with hearts all in tune, Our chair a broad pumpkin,—our lantern the moon, Telling tales of the fairy who travelled like steam In a pumpkin-shell coach, with two rats for her team! . ______________________________________________________________ . Want to be featured on our page? Use #thehappygardeninglife in your posts! 🌱 . . . . . #happygardening #happygardener #happygardeners #gardening #garden #gardener #organicgardening #urbangardening #greenthumb #growforit #growyourown #growyourownfood #homegrown

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Gardener's Quote of the Day

"For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad."

— Edwin Way Teale

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DOUBLE TAP if you love Swiss chard! 💜❤💚 . Here are some fresh Swiss chard picked by @nat_grows 🌿😍 . . . 🔸️Garden Quote of the Day🔸️ . "For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad." - Edwin Way Teale . ____________________________________________________________ . Want to be featured on our page? Use #thehappygardeninglife in your posts! 🌱 . . . . . #happygardening #happygardener #happygardeners #gardening #garden #gardener #organicgardening #urbangardening #greenthumb #growforit #growyourown #growyourownfood #homegrown #homestead #urbangarden #plant #plants #plantbased #vegetables #swisschard #chard #autumnharvest #quotes #gardenquotes #quoteoftheday

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Gardening Question of the Day

What are your ultimate favorite fall veggies to grow?

 

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