Friday, August 12, 2011

Nothing Gold Can Stay

I stumbled upon this beautiful poem by Robert Frost this week, and thought that it was an apt description for these golden days ahead.

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

Isn't that pretty...and sad? Sigh!

In our yard, the buckeye tree is always the first to show signs of autumn. You can see it behind this card, tinged in gold and brown.

As summer winds down and the boys begin their return to school next week, I can look back and say "Wow, it was a great summer!"

I stayed Lyme disease relapse. Hurray!

I went outside every day, even the hot ones.

I stitched...a lot!

I also read a lot of books, crafted a lot of cards and dabbled in the garden.

I played with my kids, and with their friends, too.

I made it back home to Michigan three times.

My kids went to an amusement park, two zoos and two art museums. They visited lots of parks, went on lots of bike rides and went to the pool plenty of times.

I watched the first two seasons of Fringe with my college son, Luke. It was our mother-son bonding time.

I had lots of laughs with my mom and sisters.

Golden times! I'm so thankful!

{recipe: all products from SU! Falling Leaves stamp set, In Color designer paper, pear pizzazz card stock and ink, peach parfait card stock and ink, basic black ink, white card stock, black marker, designer label punch}


  1. I told Rudy I could smell autumn in the air this crisp early morn...I lit my Tropical Bellini quick to cover it up! Nothing Gold Can Stay? I will have to ponder that one. Love and miss you.

  2. Pretty card. I first came across that poem in the book " The Outsiders", loved it.