Saturday morning we took a walk through campus. Leaves had turned the usual red, brown and yellow and a slight breeze that picked up intermittently showered the landscape with a variety of shades, adding to the colorful display.
I crunched and kicked leaves all the while taking in the smell of autumn air, a crisp and familiar sensation.
Trees stood tall and proud offering up their vibrant and best show.
At that moment I felt there could be nothing more beautiful than the turn of leaves, fluttering at times in flurries and then calming to a trickle. Each time I tried to capture trees shedding what was left of their Autumnal attire I was quickly disappointed as everything came to a stop! Finally Soos jokingly offered to throw a leaf up in the air, but I declined.
She wandered nearby while I stared at trees, hoping to see just one more leaf fall.
One single leaf and then two until I had three photos. The blue sky white clouds and Fall trees had me mesmerized until I heard footsteps rustling behind me and realized it was time to go.
A child once more if only for a moment in time and enough to remind me that we need to live in the here and now, especially if it’s spent waiting for leaves to fall.
Summers turn to brown and gold
Blanket leaves and school bells toll
Walk in snow up to my knees
Warming fire and Christmas trees
Mom buys candy, Dad hangs lights
Spring comes after starry nights
Young girl ways fade into teens
Don’t forget what true life means
Nuptials babies years pass by
Wrinkles long walks how time flies
The view outside my window pane
Seasons magic will never change
Just as I lose focus
And round the stand still bend
No reason for elation
Assigned and taken in
Majestic views of nature
Colors from the past
Remind me to be grateful
For I am free at last
Please share Fall/Autumn; leave a link in the comments section for your photos, poetry or food that embraces the season!
Look everywhere and you will see both big and small changes
The tire swing just outside our window that hangs from a tree now laden with gold and brown leaves.
Fattima insisting to Ben and her brothers that she could easily clean the gutters in her boots with heels.
A walk through campus
Feel free share a link in the comments section for photos you have taken that highlight Autumn or anything that celebrates Fall!
I love Fall, it seems like an ending to summer but for me always feels like new beginnings. Here are some photos that bring Fall back to me any time of the year. I am working on my poetry book and hope it will be done in a couple of weeks.