Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Colors of Fall

I just adore this time of year.
The colors are so bold,
it's just amazing.

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The light is truly golden
as it shines on all the plants and trees.
Sometimes I notice that the weeds
on the side of the road seem to glow
and look like heavenly beings shimmering
beneath the fall sun.

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Even though flower petals
are slowly falling off the flowers
and everything seems to be shriveling,
I see so much beauty in a withering bush.

The colors hold onto the flowers,
the flowers hold onto the grass,
until eventually
they all fade away.

I love watching their desperate grip
and then seeing the resolve
as they all release their tight grasp.

So much strength in letting go.



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The trees are like little surprises
waiting to greet us each day with new colors.

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One moment the leaves are green
and before you know it,
they are yellow.

Until one morning it seems that
almost suddenly
they are a brilliant red.

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You have to look fast
or you will miss
each leaf as it tumbles to ground.

I admire the tenacity of the trees,
How they almost irreverently give into
the colors of fall,
rather we stop to admire them or not.


5 comments:

Katherine said...

What a beautiful post. I love how in fall, suddenly I start noticing trees that before were just a tree, but now are a riot of red or yellow or orange.

Linda D. said...

Just wanted to let you know that I just took a drive and looked at all of the fall colors in a different way! Thanks for this post, which was true "photo-poetry".

Christy said...

Love love love this post!

Sue said...

What a lovely post, Leigh. I love when you wax poetic.

=)

bettyl said...

I miss fall colors here in NZ. Thanks for sharing them!