Friday, October 30, 2015


I LOVE autumn! The yard is a scream of colors and the smell is glorious!

I especially love my ginkgo tree;  it was a gift from my mother in 1985 and it has grown splendidly.  This year the leaves of the tree seemed to turn yellow overnight!

Mother and I always loved the song Autumn Leaves;  the instrumental by Roger Williams was very popular when I was a girl, but I love the lyrics.  It was difficult to choose which rendition to use:  Frank, Nat, Ella, Doris Day, Sarah Vaughn, Eva Cassidy, or even the original in French by Edith Piaf, but it's impossible to go wrong with Keely Smith!

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.

C'est une chanson, qui nous ressemble
Toi tu m'aimais et je t'aimais
Nous vivions tous,, les deux ensemble
Toi que m'aimais moi qui t'aimais
Mais la vie separe ceux qui s'aiment
Tout doucement sans faire de bruit
Et la mer efface sur le sable les pas des amants desunis.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I loved Keely Smith! ML