Saturday, September 30, 2017

Nothing Gold Can Stay: Happy Autumn!

We spent the second week of September exploring the Theodore Roosevelt National Park (also knows as the North Dakota Badlands), where we saw our first real glimpses of leaves changing color. What a glorious time to be there!

I love fall--the beauty of the variety of colors, the crisp morning air and warm days. But I am all too aware of impending winter, and the constant, slow change of nature. As I walk among the changing leaves, I think of Robert Frost's poem, "Nothing Gold Can Stay."

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.

Please read the rest here. Go ahead, click. It's short.

Here's Frost himself reciting it:

and from me, with apologies to Frost,

Make the most of every day,
Grab what's golden on the way,
Knowing that it cannot stay,
Be thankful for the moment.

Happy Fall!


  1. What a special post as we celebrate the Autumnal Equinox! I love your four added lines and think that Frost would smile. Thank you, Jane!

  2. Thank you for stopping by with your kind words, Jane!

  3. That's one of my favorite Frost poems, Jane. Thank you for sharing it--it always inspires me to savor life.

  4. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Laura. In spite of all the bad news, there's plenty to savor.

  5. Such a beautiful addition to Frost's poem. All the best in gold, red and green.

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Leanne. All best to you in every season!