Sunday, November 21, 2010

Finally Fall

Sung by Nat King Cole in 1956 for the movie Autumn Leaves
English lyrics written in 1947 by Johnny Mercer
Music by Joseph Kosma

Originally this was a 1945 French song Les Feuilles Mortes (The Dead Leaves) with music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert. Les Feuilles Mortes was sung by Yves Montand in 1946 for the film Les Portes de la Nuit.

Autumn Leaves

The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sun-burned hands I used to hold

Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I'll hear old winter's song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

The height of the fall season has usually been here by now, but this year Mother Nature kept us waiting. A few trees had turned golden yellow or red, but only a few and I was beginning to wonder if most of the leaves were just going to go from green to brown and drop off. But it has now turned Autumn in our neck of the woods and I am savoring every day.

This camera can not capture the golden glow that presents itself like a canopy gently covering all, but I hope you can enjoy the pictures nonetheless. They were taken in the area of our neighborhood, or in Stone Mountain Park.

Taken while strolling through Stone Mountain Park

and around the neighborhood.


Autumn is my favorite season ('favorite most', I would say as a kid). It has been so enjoyable taking leisurely walks enjoying the scenery and watching the leaves drift slowly to the ground. A task that I like to do is "The mulching of the Leaves," which I have been doing every weekend since they started falling, and I see that I still have a few weeks to go before I put the mulcher away for the winter.

Did you used to like jumping into a pile of leaves? I is a wonder that Dad ever got them raked up. Maybe that is one reason I like mulching them - it is much easier than raking.

Here's wishing you a lovely fall and a Happy Thanksgiving.

to be posted on Natasha's Sunday Song

to be posted on A Southern Daydreamer's Outdoor Wednesday


  1. Beautiful song, stunning images, great choice for the week.
    I love fall as well, but we are having too much rain, bored!

  2. Such beautiful photos! One of my favorite versions of this song is the one sung by Eva Cassidy. Listen to it if you have a chance!

    Enjoy the fall,

  3. Beautiful song and photos, I love the first one by the water. I had forgotten about jumping into piled up leaves, yes I also used to mess my father around :-) Diane

  4. So beautiful! I wish I had my camera last weekend when I drove up to NC...the north GA mountain trees were at their peak and just gorgeous. Happy Autumn!

  5. oh I like this song. I never saw an autumn leaf fall... as my country never has an Autumn seasons or fall seasons. Beautiful pictures...!

  6. I remember Frank Sinatra singing this song...
    your photos are beautiful !

    May you have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving...

  7. Your last image of the porch is gorgeous. I am in Georgia also and the leaves peaked late this year. Happy Thanksgiving.

  8. What beautiful photos! I love the way you framed up the picture of your front porch.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  9. Oh my word...those colours are truly stunning Mya! It must be magical being in your part of the world at this time of year.

    I love that song too. I have quite a few Nat King Cole songs on my ipod but I'm not familiar with this one. Thanks so much for sharing it for Sunday Song. Thanks also for using my new button. You are so wonderful!

    If I don't get back to you before, I hope you have a truly blessed and happy Thanksgiving. I will be thinking of all of my American friends on Thursday.

    Best wishes,

  10. Gorgeous! Beautiful pictures and amazing video. Thanks for sharing a bit of Georgia fall. Happy Thanksgiving.


  11. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  12. Enjoyed seeing your fall colors. The Chicagoland area looks gray and has a lot of rain lately. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Joyce M

  13. thanks for your comment on my post re thanksgiving. the photos you shared are beautiful the coloe of the trees were magnificant. have a great thanksgiving rose

  14. Loved the beautiful pictures and song. I agree with Debi at Tale of Two Cities that Eva's version is very special also.

    What a blessing you have to live in such a beautiful place! The signs of fall aren't as obvious here but they are there if you look.

    Thanks always for your comments on my blog, Mya. And, yes, I'm very blessed with many friends from the different seasons of my life.

  15. Everything is so beautiful. I truly enjoyed your photos and all. Happy Thanksgiving.

  16. My aunt aways loved that song and she played it often . The leaves are so very beautiful .We don't have many seasons. Seasons would be so dreamy . Snow would be just wonderful.
    Our winters are mostly damp and rainy.
    You are blessed to have the seasons I think .
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  17. wow. these photos are so perfect and shout of His greatness. Have a wonderful thanksgiving