Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hello Fall Welcome Back

 Hello Fall

You're back early this year

or does it just seem that way to me?
I've seen the advance notices of your coming

The leaving of the Hummingbirds
an early Junco in Bird Alley the other day
Song Sparrows foraging about in foliage tunnels
of undergrowth in overgrown corners of the bower

Autumn winds whisper change
as they energize the tall summer grasses
and damselflies cling and sway
to ancient choreographed rhythms

The woods and roadsides are scattered with Asters
beautiful blues accenting the late summer Goldenrod
and fluttering Cabbage Whites and Common Yellows


flit about in the afternoon sun with programmed purpose

My garden is full of mature colour
deep yellows and pinks of Coneflowers
vibrant reds of Bee Balm and Celosia

and skyblue Morning Glories

as the process of regeneration begins anewseed pods filled with determination for next year's renewal

are replacing blooms on annuals
and blossoms fade as somber browns emerge
Our neighbor's apple trees fringing our back yard
message enticement with their rosy ripeness
while baby turtles tunnel their way to the surface


from egg filled nests laid during warm June days

Frogs now grown
bask in the strong afternoon sun
and acknowledge my presence with 'bleeps'
as they leap into the tranquil pond waters

Encroaching early evening darkness
proclaims a departure of long summer days
and the reds and yellows and oranges of turning leaves
trumpet your return....
Welcome back!


eileeninmd said...

Beautiful scenes from your yard. The flowers and the baby turtles are wonderful.

Pamela Gordon said...

It's nice to see you back blogging. Great photos and prose to go with them! It would be awesome to see baby turtles emerge from the sand!