autumn amblings, or, cornelius falls for fall

~ by Mr. Cornelius, especially for Julia

“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” ~ William Cullen Bryant

Oh hello!

Do you know what the best part of Fall is?

It could be crunching leaves under your boots,

finding tree faces,

or going to the pumpkin farm!

I like all the funny bumpy squashes and gourds,

You really should see someone about that.

diving into the candy bin,

playing with the tractors and miniature horses,


doing daredevil stunts,

lending an ear,


liking dem apples,


baby, you can drive my car!


BUT. There’s something else that tops all.

Now you’re talkin’.

Mmmmm! This one’s still warm. Can you smell those cinnamon-y apples?

Apple Pie is a really really good part of Fall.

But even better is adopting a pumpkin friend and making him feel at home.

Don’t worry, we won’t carve him.

Come visit us soon, Julia —

before giant pumpkins take over the world!

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” ~ Emily Bronte

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P.S. Posting may be sporadic this week because of Hurricane Sandy. Wishing the best to all my East Coast friends. Stay safe and good luck!


Copyright © 2012 Cornelius Rattigan of Jama’s Alphabet Soup. All pumpkins preserved.