November Already?

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

 

I find it hard to believe that we are almost at the end of the year 2019. Why does it seem that the days whiz by the older we get? And with November, I know the fall flowers and leaves will soon be all gone and the trees and ground will be barren, so I have a poem for that, below.

But before we lose the colors of fall, I also want to post some photos of trees and flowers I have been taking the last couple weeks, so you can click on the pictures and enjoy the fall colors anytime.

However, I also want to note that November is American Diabetes Month and I will be posting information on this important topic, as well reviewing a book or two on memory loss. But for now, just enjoy the trees and flowers wherever you are. (If you live in the south, your peak foliage’s just beginning. Lucky you!

Finally, I want to apologize for the fact that some the petitions and information I post override the margins and make reading difficult. Unfortunately, I cannot change the width the message and will have to just post the link when the margin is obliterated. Thanx for your patience.

Mother Nature’s Flaming Foliage

Mother Nature’s palette is exquisite this time of year

Her visit of fall colors like a bold, jewel-toned necklace:

 leaves and flowers of russet and gold, red and yellow…

So bold against the sunny skies they dazzle my eyes.

The leaves are the trees last hurrah, before winter comes

and bare limbs succumb to freezing rain and snow.

                                                                                           So please do not weep!

I know the trees are just going to sleep,

soldiering against the winter storms until Spring,

bringing the bling of new flowers and green leaves.

 

But for a few more days, I wallow in the beauty of fall,

Its flaming flowers & foliage always, for me, will enthrall!

 

 

 

 

Autumn: A Second Spring According to Albert Camus

Monday, October 26th, 2015

I came across a quote in an art calendar whose paintings are made by artists, using their feet or their mouths, because they do not have use of their hands. The work is amazing! To see their work, go to The Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (www.mfpausa.com), 2070 Peachtree Ct., Atlanta, GA 30341. You can see the work of the artists on the site and click through the calendar to see each painting.

Under the October 2016 painting by Cody Tresierra is a quote by Albert Camus that I love….

Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.

About the same time I received the calendar, I noticed that at the end of the day, the sun, which is now lower in the sky in the Northeast as we move towards winter, catches the leaves to make them seem as though they are glowing, so I penned a short rhyme and took some photos, which of course, do not replace seeing the trees in person, but maybe will help explain a little of what I feel about this time of year.

 

Tree Flowers

Autumn-sun dipping in the afternoon sky
Light catching the leaves… and my eye


Hoping my camera gets the picture right
Striving to capture the dappled sunlight


Fall fever grabs me every year
Unconditional love, never a tear


Autumn-sun dripping on leaves of red and gold
My-oh-my, isn’t Mother Nature clever & bold?

 

(This posting could go in the poetry category, but the photos are far more lovely, so I am posting in the Photo Gallery.)

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