My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

A Stroll Through Early Autumn…









 late blooming roses








 shades of blue. berries for birds, still plentiful








hearty marigolds, hold their own










delicate pinks 









lush greens, still to be seen










the underbrush, alive with color









brilliant reds, slowly emerge 











swaying in the  breeze…







 glistening cobwebs










 mountain ash, in full glory 











steps to the lake. secret revealed





summer bids

farewell with

autumn’s colorful




PS: I hope the photos and text are showing correctly on your screen. Looks fine here but WP “text box” draft appears tres wonky. Let me know, thank you!   

PSS: Also submitted for this week’s OSI prompt: Colors


Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 2): Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my inspirational, pro-active and fun book/eBook, all about aging well: Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well. I am also the author of: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 1): Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker. Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance). Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: Haiku Reflections: The Four Seasons (Volumes I, II and III) and My Poetic Path. These titles are available at all the Amazon sites. When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, the yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! 🐱 With Blogger, I also host my new author's site: Geraldine Helen Hartman and my product review blog: My Real Life Reviews. I hope you will visit often and enjoy all of my sites.😂 Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste!

23 thoughts on “A Stroll Through Early Autumn…

  1. A lovely post. Guess I need to figure the text boxes. All that is still blooming up there?

  2. Oh, gorgeous. I love your pictures, Geraldine!

  3. What a great way to usher in fall. Love all these colors you’ve shared. Have a great night.

  4. A wonderful stairway into fall. Nice formatting with beautiful images and words.

  5. Love the photos and the words.

  6. These are simply a feast for the eyes. Isn’t it amazing what a bounty of color and variety there exists if we just open our eyes. You have great vision!

  7. Colors of fall. I knew you would do it up right, Gerladine, from the first picture of yours that I saw here. 🙂

    What I saw here

    late blooming roses
    shades of blue. berries for birds, still plentiful
    hearty marigolds, hold their own
    delicate pinks
    lush greens, still to be seen

    brilliant reds, slowly emerge
    swaying in the breeze… (purples)
    glistening cobwebs
    mountain ash, in full glory
    steps to the lake. secret revealed

    They all were so pretty, I want to come there. 🙂

  8. What a beautiful and creative OSI post. I love the pictures of nature. You’ve certainly captured all the brilliant colors…like a rainbow.

  9. Awesome isn’t just enough to describe the pictures. Blue berries look lovely, i’ve never seen though i’ve eaten a blue berry muffin. Wonderful words too.

  10. Love it all. The mountain ash is glorious. All of them are. A lovely, cheery post, G. Much appreciated!

  11. great colors to see for fall, I like the marigolds – such a beautiful shade of orange

  12. Beautiful! I’m glad you are an Autumn lover as well! Thanks for taking us on your walk~

  13. beautiful pictures accompanying lovely words!

  14. colors of nature! lovely! 🙂

  15. Fantastic pics, Geraldine! What a wonderful stroll… Thank you! Have a beautiful weekend.

  16. Hi SandyL, I know you blog with WP too so I’m sure you can relate to …wysiNOTwyg at times. 😉 Im glad this looks as it should on the screen though. Yes, all of these pics were taken within the last 2 weeks, most of them last Sunday. Its getting colder now though so I’m guessing the brilliant colors won’t be around much longer.

    Hi SandyC, I agree, I was very pleased with this set of photos. But easy to achieve with such brilliant colors to work with. Not enhanced either. 😉

    Hi Michelle, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    Hi Sue, Thanks for letting me know that the formatting looks ok. It certainly didn’t in the draft version.

    Hi Joe, Thanks dear!

    Hi Christine, I always enjoy your nature photos too. Thanks so much for your kind words, most appreciated.

    Hi Jim, Thanks Jim. I was so pleased to see that I could include this series of photos with the OSI prompt last Sunday. I was a bit behind, due to my computer glitch!!!

    Hi WriteGirl, Thanks so much and welcome to MPP and OSI. Glad you could join us.

    Hi Nathelie, I was glad to find so many colors to include, thanks N!

    Hi Swapna, Welcome! Id like a blueberry muffin right now but I don’t think the ones in the pic would be a good idea. 😉 Blue berries but not blueberries LOL!!!

    Hi Selma, I LOVE mountain ash. Not seen much on the Prairies where I grew up, a lot more to enjoy here in BC. Glad you liked the pics.

    Hi Lissa, I love the brilliant orange of these flowers and their resilient nature too.

    Hi Patti, I’m glad you could come along too. I do love the season of Autumn, most of all.

    Hi Shraddha, Somehow your comment ended up in my spam filter, go figure? Glad I found you though. Thanks Shraddha for your continued support.

    Hi Leo, Hard to beat aren’t they?

    Hi Vesper, Thanks dear V and the same to you.

    Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, G 🙂

  17. Such brilliant, intensely beautiful colors. Lovely verse to tie them all together.

  18. .. hi geraldine ,

    – about the images first – –

    a tender fondness for life underscores all ur photos .. they have an atmosphere of a strange simplicity . a happy absence of digital manipulation retains the real- lifeness of the pictures
    ( almost like personal perusal ) // but then i keep repeating that i am less than underqualified in the technical appraisal of art & photography & therefore tend to believe that when a photograph appeals to my untrained sensibilities the artist must have done something right ..[ ps: i also feel that these pictures have been planned or framed cleverly ]

    / ur poem is so good to read [ thanks to jim for putting it together ]

    swaying in the breeze…
    glistening cobwebs
    mountain ash, in full glory

    all in all a great post ..

  19. great post! i love it, the colors, everything!

  20. lovely piece, mated wonderfully with a seasons wealth of photos~

  21. Hi Sue, Nature can not be improved upon, in all it’s glory, can it? I’m glad you enjoyed this post.

    Hi Zoya, Thank you so much for your thoughtful and detailed comment. I also don’t care about the technical “details” in art or photography. If I like something, I LIKE IT! I didn’t really think of the text as poetry but put together as Jim did, well it does read quite nicely! 😉

    Hi Stanis, Welcome and thank you Stanis.

    Hi Tammie, I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

    Wishing you all a wonderful Autumn weekend. Hope you have the opportunity to get out and enjoy all the colors of the season.
    Hugs, G

  22. Dear Geraldine–
    I’m with zoya on this one–
    Tender fondness for all of life–part of who you are.
    Thank you for this loveliness!

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