harvest hues etched
upon lingering leaves
Cold coal nights
with fracturing frosts
starved of sunlight
yet gold embossed
though veiled all along
foliage sways dance like
to late autumn’s song
A season’s emerging
when all dross is done
bare branches as brides
under white winter’s Sun.
No, we have not had snow yet this year…
this is our home on Christmas Day last December.
Our garden is swiftly loosing leaves.
We’ve just had light frost so far.
(The above photo is from last winter.)
I hope you are finding autumnal beauty
in your neighborhood.
Happy November 1st from our house to yours.
Blessings ~ Wendy
64 thoughts on “Autumn’s Song”
Beautiful Wendy and may you be showered with creativity this season. :~} Valz ♥
Thank you, Valz! May you continue to create beauty.
Wonderful, a visual and sensory delight!
Thank you, Brenda! 🙂 It’s been a colorful autumn.
Yes, here, too. Delightful! Have a great weekend.
Really beautiful images, Wendy!
Thank you, Sue! It pays to keep a camera in your pocket…
I always carry a spare 🙂
I need to… yesterday my camera battery ran out while out taking pictures in a park. I’d taken over 250 pictures. 😉
I say nothing…. I’m an addict….
Mine will usually take about 600 before it runs out…. I have been known to manage that on a good day 🙂
Oh wendy-Lee, I’ve so missed you!
Your pictures and poetry are always so special. I hope you and your family are all well.
Love and hugs from Oz, Paula xxx
Thank you, Paula! I hope you are safe from the summer heat and forest fires I’ve been hearing about. Hugs & I’m coming to check on what you’ve been up to. 🙂
Hey Wendy-Lee, the fires are on the East Coast (Sydney) I’m on the West Coast (Perth) Our fire season starts very soon in summer. Hugs to you, Paula xxx
Beautiful!! I *love* autumn! 🙂 Have a great weekend, Wendy!
Thank you, Camilla! Happy picture taking on your weekend, dear friend.
Wondeful, wonderful colour and beauty Wendy.
Thank you, Don! I’ve been enjoying the view out the window.
STUNNING photos once again, Wendy! 🙂
Thank you, Julie! I’m having fun collecting them.
Thank you! Can’t beat God’s art…
All so lovely, Wendy. Your house and surroundings look so peaceful. thanks for sharing and happy Autumn to you!
Thank you, Sue! We all appreciate the gardens here and everyone helps out in one way or another.
Oh these are spectacular photos, Wendy! And I see you have a reader who uses “my” portrait too!
Thank you, Caddo! Yes, my friend, Paula, lives in Australia. 🙂
I wonder if Paula minds that Caddo is also a koala?
I doubt it. She is as lovely a person as you are, Caddo. 🙂
Oh, how sweet!
Autumn is ablaze here in the Midwest too. Thanks for sharing the autumn look from your neck of the woods. Blessings! ~ Laura
Laura, I really enjoy your nature posts and quotes.
Lovely post. Happy November to you and yours as well, Wendy. Blessings, Natalie
Thank you, Natalie! Blessings to you also dear blogging friend.
Thanks Wendy for you to wishings for 1 november.Great fall colors in your photo’s
Thank you! I look forward to seeing your latest pictures.
Autumn is my wife’s favorite time of the year because of the changing leaves. I think I like spring best. Gorgeous pictures, as always.
Autumn is definitely nice; spring is the best! I’m learning to appreciate fall more and more since spending time photographing it. Thank you, Clarence!
Thank you, Wendy, for sharing autumn’s beauty from your house to ours! And for sharing your beautiful heart too, through your poetry!
God bless you and yours!
Thank you, Debbie! The only beauty in my heart is Who fills it. Your heart overflows with His goodness to us all. I appreciate your kindness so much.
Wonderful pictures! Always enjoy your thoughtful poems too ….
happy November to you! … thanks for always inspiring us to look for the beauty, no matter the season … you are much appreciated 🙂
Thank you, Heidi! I truly appreciate God’s artistry.
I could imagine the crisp autumn air, the crunch of the leaves underfoot and the solo flight of the leaf. Your poem is very reflective…delightful. I am ready for winter and inspired! Thank you for sharing. ~Zoey
Thank you for your most encouraging comment, Zoey!
Thank you, Bill! Blessings to you & your family.
What a beautiful post for the start of November 🙂
Thank you, Christy! I can’t believe it is time to turn a calendar page again.
Thank you…and wish you and your family the same…
looking forward to seeing the Autumn colors through your eyes..:-)
Thank you, Sriram! I won’t be running out of pictures to post anytime soon. 🙂
I love the beautiful warm autumnal shots whic contrast perfectly with the fluffy winter pic. Great poem too Wendy. Xx
Thank you! We had frost this morning in our town; our garden trees sheltered our place from it. The surrounding mountains are now winter white.
What a beautiful poem. I love the leaves you chose for this one, so light filled. And glad to hear that you haven’t had snow yet! It’s too early for that.
Thank you, Linda! I’ll be happy to see the snow stay up on the mountains for a few more weeks…
Mother Nature in all her splendor. Long may she thrive and survive.
Thank you, Mary! I could not bear a planet without an abundance of nature…
Whispers of rum, this is unbelievable photographs Wendy! I can stare at these over and over, every blink is a new memory for me! What an commanding Autumn! I love your blog~and you ! Faithfully Debbie
Debbie, I am so glad that you enjoyed them. Often, I think of readers who may not get out much when I post the nature pictures. Thank you for blessing me with your kind words, dear poet friend. xo
I love the combination of picture and words.
Thank you, Bobby! I enjoy making and sharing these posts.
Go beautiful this fall.Wonderful colors
Thank you! 🙂
God is so good, to have given us all this beauty all year ’round!
He is good. We don’t deserve anything and yet He will share everything with us if we will just put our trust in His Son.