nothing gold can stay

filed under: I Am Mommy on November 6, 2013 landscape photography

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

-Robert Frost

I have loved this poem since the moment I first heard it; which ironically was in the book The Outsiders.  I couldn’t help but be reminded of it as I gazed upon golden leaves falling to a diamond frost covered ground.  Its a good thing I live in Minnesota, as the changing of the seasons is often a soul event for me!

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  • Shelly says:

    Beautiful words, beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you Shelly!

  • J says:

    I love this! I actually have “stay gold” tattooed on my wrist from the book as a reminder of my dad who used to say it to me all the time as a kid. Such a beautiful poem!

    • Amanda says:

      So cool!!!

  • Beth @ bethcakes says:

    Your photos are so incredibly gorgeous! I love how you paired them with this poem. I first read it in The Outsiders, too. I was in middle school and we all had to memorize and recite it to our teacher and I was so nervous, haha. It doesn’t ever snow here, so I really love these pictures!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you so much sweet Beth! So funny thats how we both first heard of the poem! 🙂 #soulsisters

  • Amy @Very Culinary says:

    I think most people first heard that poem after reading The Outsiders. It’s a classic! I’m a CA gal, but lived in Minneapolis proper for 15 years. While I do not miss that cold, you just can’t beat the scenery. Absolutely gorgeous photos!

    • Amanda says:

      I had no idea so many people read the Outsiders. I love that!! And yeah, I can’t help but agree that MN is pretty darn beautiful. COME BACK!! 😉

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Absolutely stunning!!! But you can still keep it lol 😉 I’m such a New England girl but it doesn’t mean I like the cold weather one bit!

    • Amanda says:

      LOL You crack me up.

  • Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama says:

    What a gorgeous post!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks girl! That means a lot coming from you!!

  • Michelle says:

    You put a smile on my face today, and took me back to when our family lived in Minnesota. The poem and the pictures are so moving, and made me pause and reflect upon the beauty of all the I have to be grateful for, and what the Lord has given to me.

    Thank you.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you for your sweet comment. You bless me!

  • Jett Whitfield @jett2whit says:

    Beautiful pictures! I loved reading this post =)
    Thank you!

  • Kristen says:

    Oh this is just absolutely magical and gorgeous! LOVE.

  • Nikki says:

    I loved that book and I so love the poem, thank you for reminding me of my teenage years!

  • Courtney @ Neighborfood says:

    So beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I live in Ohio and though I often complain about winter, I don’t think I could ever live somewhere that didn’t have seasons. It is good for the soul!

  • darcie says:

    I loved the movie the Outsiders, though I don’t recall ever reading the book. Love love love the poem, and the pictures you took! Amazing!

  • Paula says:

    Perfect photography for Frost’s beautiful words.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you sweet friend!

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