Season of splendour.
As Mother Earth gently rests her weary head.
Preparing for the long sleep ahead.
Harbinger to the winter chill.
But for now…
Nature’s paintbrush is busy.
With brilliant palette of crimson and gold.
The forest ablaze with color.
As the late summer sun still warms the days.
My favourite season.
It’s beauty far surpassing the others.
A magical time of awakenings and endings.
Like no other.
A joy to once again rediscover.
We are reminded of another year’s passing.
Of changes, inevitable.
Required in all things.
And to everything there is a season,
and a reason we will find,
It’s loveliness and wonder endures.
Always a feast for the senses.
A gilded gift we receive.
To dazzle and delight.
We put away our thoughts.
Of the cold days ahead.
There is so much to enjoy right now.
Autumn’s beauty to behold.
GHH © 2000. Revised 2008.
PS: One of my most popular posts/poems judging by the stats at Veggies…. I thought it was worthy of an encore over here at MPP; at the start of my favorite season.
Hope you are all enjoying a beautiful fall, wherever you are. Here in Interior BC the weather is still very warm so the trees have not changed color yet (hence the file photo).
Photo courtesy of flickr