by C. Klein
This beautiful still life of autumn caught my eye. I love the colors, the structure of the scene and those wonderful luminous blackberries. I tossed aside all thoughts of other possible posts when I came upon this lovely picture that has captured the essence of autumn. Catherine Klein was a German-born artist, born in 1861, who is well known for her gouche (opaque watercolor) paintings of flowers. She became known as the "Rose Lady" although she also painted birds and fruits in a very naturalistic way.
The word, Autumn, comes from the Old French and refers to advanced maturity followed by a decline. This is why older folks are often described as being in the autumn of their years.
Eva Cassidy should not have been -but was- in the autumn of her years when - at age 33 - she sang this sweet and clear rendition of Autumn Leaves.
In the autumn of 1909, Frances sent this lovely postcard to her friend Phoebe. Phoebe had recently moved to Moston Lane, Moston which is a district of Manchester in NW England.
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