In Praise of Autumn

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” 
― L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” 
― Albert Camus


The Fall Equinox has passed and I am absolutely thrilled to be deep in the autumn colors.  This is the season where I am released from the obligations of tending to biomass.  Living on acreage in W. Oregon we have our share.  We have a big garden, an orchard, lawn and flower beds.  It’s a place where plants like to grow.

The rains have begun, the garden is torn out, the flower beds are mulched for the winter, and the firewood is in and stacked.  This frees up more time to concentrate on my artwork, writing, and music.  I sing in a women’s choir and we are getting ready for our 40401429_1888497791198499_407333225178857472_oholiday show.  Additionally, I play the bodhran, an Irish drum and am learning to play the tenor guitar.  Travels are finished for the year.  It’s good to be home.

Autumn Greetings

Goodbye garden

Goodbye bugs and bees

Goodbye hot weather

Farewell weeding

Farewell pruning

Goodbye camping

Toodaloo daylight savings time

Hello darkness my old friendabstract-1846059_1920

Hello firewood

Hello woodstove burning brightly

Welcome rain, welcome snow

Hello books, hello movies

Hello routine

Hello desk, hello studio

Greetings friends

Farewell outward

Welcome inward




4 thoughts on “In Praise of Autumn

      1. Ha! I’m not sure how special your Autumn is???? Perhaps you should share that in a new post?? Mine has been nice! Since my Birthday is Oct 30th Autumn is always good plus there is Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas on the cusp of Autumn! Autumn has a way of touching my soul more than the other seasons! Hey, Be a Sweetheart and write a beautiful Autumn poem as a birthday gift – Ha! You can consider it a prompt? LOL! I so love your writing!!

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