Fall 2017 Instagram Caption Ideas That Are So Perfectly Autumnal

The Autumnal equinox is set to occur on Sept. 22, so you know what that means: before any of us know it, it's going to be full-blown fall. That means the sweaters will come out of the depths of our closets, jackets will once again be slung around the backs of every chair, and weekend nature trips will become very necessary. I mean, do the leaves even change colors if we're not out there in the country to witness it and post it to Instagram in the perfect foliage photo with a literary fall caption? A contemporary philosopher might say not.

Getting your fall on is a process that occurs both offline and online. But if we're being totally honest, one of the best parts of fall are all the amazing Instagram opportunities. From the back-to-school fashion, to the day trips, to the hikes, to the Halloween parties, to the totally thematic home decor — there's a lot about fall that's worth sharing on social media. But what's a great picture without a great caption? Don't miss out on a great Instagram opportunity simply because you can't think of a good caption. That struggle is all too real.

Here I've put together a list of some of my favorite quotes that you might want to consider storing for your next no-caption Instagram post. It's a mix of lyrics, quotes, and lines from autumn-themed poetry — my favorite:

"I don't feel like Spring. I feel like a warm, red autumn." — Marilyn Monroe

"Life starts all over again, when it gets crisp in the fall." — F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Fall is here, hear the yell/back to school, ring the bell." — The White Stripes

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"Oh, autumn in New York/ You'll need no castles in Spain" — Ella Fitzgerald

"Because I'm still in love with you, on this harvest moon." — Neil Young

"Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness." — John Keats

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"Autumn carries more gold it its pocket than all the other seasons." — Jim Bishop

"I cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts." — Carl Sandburg

"Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; to-morrow’s wind, if it be wild, should waste them all." — Robert Frost

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"Fall, falling, fallen. That’s the way the season changes its tense." — Edward Hirsch

"It was a dream that woke up the fall." — Ariana Reines

"O Autumn, Autumn! O pensive light and wistful sound! Gold-haunted sky, green-haunted ground!" — Effie Lee Newsome

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"In autumn at the fall of a leaf" — Dante Gabriel Rosetti

"I know the hes and shes in autumn rendezvous in orchards stained with fallen apples’ scent." — Bruce Weigl

"Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day." — Shira Tamir

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"I think, I too, have known autumn all too long." — e.e. cummings

"In fields of bush clover and hay-scent grass the autumn moon takes refuge. The cricket’s song is gold." — Margaret Gibson

"The sounds of summer leave your lungs mid-autumn. Gulls rebuild the sky. It’s more or less a spectacle." — Noah Falck

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"A dried leaf crumbles at a touch/ But I have seen many Autumns, with herons blowing like smoke/ Across the sky." — Amy Lowell

"Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower." — Albert Camus

"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face." — John Donne

"Every leaf speaks bliss to me." — Emily Bronte