Thursday, October 31, 2013



Wet leaves fall through the cool October
Another autumn arrives and I feel older
Out of this afternoon, comes another page
Dressing up in costume well-passed middle aged

Trick or treater's laughter, music rising in the sky
Painting pictures with such a youthful eye
Like writing scary stories in the trees
To filter down with the autumn breeze


Sunday, October 13, 2013


October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came--
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
                  George Cooper

In autumn days of chilly mornings and warm afternoons, there’s nothing that can catch my attention more than the call of these country roads. The earth spins in a blaze of color with a richness that delights the eye and seeps into my day. Following the light through the windows each morning, I find I cannot resist its charm. I yearn to be out on the road, where there is a new thing to be seen at every turn, every moment. Some days, it’s a strong bright sun followed by a mellower mood but the October wind can change the landscape at any time. Beyond the curve of the road or the next hill to climb, there’s a view that beckons. Sometimes with my camera or just my walking stick, I’m out embracing all its offerings while the splendor lasts. Oh, the sights you'll see!

sights in your own back yard
and out of the driveway
walking uphill

waiting for company

pass the barn and out to the meadow
fall resting place

even a friends garden gnome

a surprise back home in the driveway

                               TO ALL: A SPLENDID FALL!