Saturday, October 25, 2014

Autumn love

Fall is that one season that can warm you up despite the chill in the air, its bursting with life even though the trees and grass are half past dead..  The season that always seems so much kinder, more mellow, and seems to make afternoons last, even though its time is so short. It's the Earths explosion before the silence of winter, a promise kept, a brand new year, another turning of a page, or a whole new chapter for that matter! A chance to wipe away last years mistakes and start with a new slate.
The coldness let up just enough for us to get out and capture the peak, the leaves were falling like rain in some parts, and the sun drenched paths were completely covered in oranges and reds. The memory of the sound of that crunchy hike should last me all winter! I hope you get out and get your autumn shower before its too late. Happy October, and beyond.. <3

in which reminds me of a poem I wrote a few years ago.

Alas! Once again I come alive
to breathe the chill in the air
and admire the miracle of Orange, Red, Green & yellow
swirling amongst me, as if summoning me
like a ghost within arms reach
I wake to the crackles beneath my feet, as I walk
for my soul has been in a slumber
I accept the riches of the golden sky
dripping mounds of patchwork leaves
splashing us with laughter
as I soak in the breeze
nature's masterpiece in brilliant bold
creating a magical tapestry of autumn madness
branded in my memory
but soon Autumn will fade away
as I fall into a slumber once more
like a withered crop
I descend from my mountaintop
as if reaching life's final stage
beyond the iron gate
my Jack O' Lantern will blaze
for this will be farewell
till the chill in the air returns
and I can breathe once more
next Autumn's eve..