My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

Haiku Reflections: Fading Colors of Fall



                                           fading fall color color                                                   


fading fall bl and white


Submitted for this week’s OSI prompt: Elusive.

PS: If you enjoy black and white photography, see the post directly below this one for more:  BW of Autumn.


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!

27 thoughts on “Haiku Reflections: Fading Colors of Fall

  1. Fleeting, indeed. The fading goes fast! Lovely poem.

  2. The colours of Autumn always astound me. The reds, the oranges, the browns. There is something so incredibly beautiful about them. Makes me sorry we’re just about to go into summer!

  3. I like how you have the two photos to compare. I love the haiku, as usual!

  4. Ah, that fading is going very fast now. Great words.

  5. yes, we should try to appreciate them before it’s gone, I like that you chose to make a second version of the poem with the black and white pic, it works quite well

  6. Very nice, Geraldine. You are right on here! When we lived in New Hampshire I used to say we always have to wait for winter as in the summer we couldn’t ‘see the lay of the land for the trees.’
    Thank you for checking on my last weeks offering. 🙂

  7. Lovely haiku. All the seasons of our life are fleeting.. We should indeed stop and take a look around. This never seems to happen. Well done.

    Love, Melanie

  8. Indeed the beauty of autumn is so awesome but short lived as winter knocks on the door.

  9. Hi Geraldine,

    i have not tried writing haiku before, but maybe soon i will write one….:)

    yours is a very beautiful rendition of this week’s prompt…:)

  10. Sometimes it is difficult to slowdown, stop, and enjoy what is around us. Nice.

  11. Hi Sandy C, I’m enjoying the last of the colors! But I’m also looking forward to the first snowfall. Honest!!! 😉

    Hi Sel, I still have to remind myself that you are just returning to summer. Isn’t blogging great? We get to share the whole world via our blog pals.

    Hi Joe, And you are my very special blog pal/fan! 😉 Thanks dear.

    Hi Tony, Glad you liked this work Tony.

    Hi Lissa, It’s almost the same photo but what a difference eh? I thought it fit in nicely with this week’s prompt for OSI.

    Hi Jim, And thank you for being so supportive here at MPP Jim.

    Hi Melanie, Each season holds such magic doesn’t it? I think blogging and photography helps to make us realise that even more. Good advice Melanie.

    Hi Maggie, It is a knockin’ isn’t it? I can’t wait for snow actually but in the meantime, I am so loving the color show! 🙂

    Hi Amity, Welcome to MPP and thank you for your very kind words.

    Hi Loch Rob, It’s so worth it though, isn’t it? I need to slow down too.

    Wishing you all a wonderful week. And congrats to everyone at OSI for the latest recognition we all shared. See OSI for details. G

  12. Stunning photos. I prefer the color. No, I think I prefer the black and white. No, I cannot choose. I love them both. And your words are wise reminders! Thank you!

  13. Brilliant images and words

  14. What a wonderful idea with the photos! And the words are, as always, a delight.

  15. Oh, I like this! Do you think we would get used to this beauty if we had it all year? And yes, we do need to take time to stop and marvel.

  16. I like the comparison, but prefer the black and white. It reminded of geese flying, all in a row, looked like their wings flapping, taking all the color with them. Very nice. It would be nice if we could keep it from leaving.

  17. brilliant work!
    i just came to enjoy it again! i am so sure i had already commented!

  18. Mmmm. The glow of a Sumac tree. Gorgeous red. 🙂

  19. Hi Sue, I love your comments; you are so kind! Thanks again friend.

    Hi Jeeves, Thanks so much and nice to “see” you again.

    Hi Patois, Thanks so much Patois, you’ve made my day! 🙂

    Hi SandyL, I love all the seasons. I think they all have their own special appeal and beauty. But Fall…oh can we ever get enough of the colors and crisp air!

    Hi Jukota, Welcome to MPP. I think these look a bit like birds too.

    Hi Shraddha, I’m always glad to “see” you friend. Thanks for your continued support.

    Hi Jason, Bravo Jason, you’ve put a name to these leaves. Great to “see” you again too.

    Hugs and Happy Mid-Week, G

  20. I am stopping to admire your fall colors, G. Very, very lovely.

  21. ah, i like B&W pics, but the color one did the prompt more beauty i guess! 🙂

    was very wonderful words embedded in the colors of the fall!

  22. Hi Christine, I’m glad you did. Ill be over soon…

    Hi Leo, YOu are so kind. Thanks for the comment and great prompt.

    Hugs, G

  23. Beautiful Geraldine! Great tribute to those elusive and quick changing colors of fall. And yes- to take the time to marvel is a must!

  24. wonderful poem on this season
    it seems to come and go so fast!

  25. ah yes. turn your head a moment and all is changed.

  26. Hi There, What a contrast…depicted and captured mood so well. Nice Haiku.

  27. Hi Patti, They are fading fast aren’t they? I’ve posted another pic/post today to savor the season a bit longer.

    Hi Tammie, I couldn’t agree more! But I’m also looking forward to the first REAL snow.

    Hi Sue, Indeed!

    Hi Swapna, Nice of you to visit again and thank you so much.

    Happy Weekend, G

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