October, what have you brought to me?
Red velvet leaves drape a row of trees.
A skeleton trapped by spiders
whispers, "Please, please, set me free!"
Pumpkins and gourds keep watch on who's sneaking around.
Old bones struggle to escape the ground.
A calico naps in the noon day sun.
Zinnias flourish, pretending summer isn't done.
A burst of red and gold peeks out from the green.
A ninja is always watching the neighborhood scene.
The colors of Christmas? No, not already!?
But the colors, oh the colors!
The colors leave me heady!
These are great Daisy!!ReplyDelete
Thank you! :)Delete
I love your poem and the beauty of Autumn in your neighborhood! (especially the cat!) lol I remember at your last home how you had tons of leaves to rake each year; do you have a lot to rake at your newest home??ReplyDelete
No, we don't have many to rake here. Fortunately, we can enjoy the colors in our neighbor's trees without having to rake much. :-)Delete
Lovely, Daisy! Your skeleton certainly looks as though he's begging for mercy!ReplyDelete
He does look kind of pitiful. :)Delete
Your pictures are gorgeous! Fall hasn't quite arrived here, but I see little hints of it here and there. Looks very colorful where you live.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Dorothy! The weatherman is predicting frost and a possible dusting of snow for us here this weekend! I'm not ready for any snow yet,.Delete
Oh Wow what beauty you have already. These are some gorgeous pics and the poem as well. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Susie. The trees are getting more colorful with each passing day.Delete
"Old bones struggle to escape from the ground." LOVE it. So glad u posted photos of the color around you on the trees and the pumpkins, ninja and of course those old bones!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Sandy! I thought of you and your "pumpkin house" when I took the picture of the pumpkins and gourds. :-)Delete
"smile"...have a great weekend! or rather Sunday.Delete
Thank you! You too!Delete
I loved the lines about the zinnias pretending summer's not yet done. The colours of autumn are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us.ReplyDelete
Thank you Sujata Sengupta. I'm glad you enjoyed this. :)Delete
Such beautiful photos, Daisy! We are so dry here; the grass looks like it has been killed by a frost. I do have one maple turning orange. I have two calico cats, so pretty!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Charlotte. Calico cats are my favorite!Delete
What wonderful Fall pictures! I love this time of year!!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Ginni! It's a beautiful season, isn't it.Delete
Beautiful pictures and lovely prose!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Jody!Delete
I love the colors of Fall Daisy... I'm enjoying walking more in the cooler weather too.. I adore your poem that captured the essence of Fall and the pictures are wonderful xox ♡ReplyDelete
Thanks, Launna! I've been enjoying walking in this cooler weather too. :)Delete
These are gorgeous!!! You have such an amazing eye for beauty sweetie!ReplyDelete
Thank you, D! I'm trying to enjoy it as much as I can. Winter will be here before we know it.Delete
glorious pics and words. I am heady from the whiff of fall. Alas, it's so hot in TX, things are just turning brown. Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
Thank you, Joanne! My son is in Texas for an internship for his major in college right now. I've been hearing about the heat there. Wish I could send you some cooling breezes.Delete
Great poem and pics. You've got a lot more color there. Like Joanne, our leaves are mostly turning a little brown and falling down. Hopefully, we'll see some color soon.ReplyDelete
Fall truly happening in your town! We are burning as well. It was 90 deg. on Tuesday.ReplyDelete
And, the Halloween dec. are great!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful and whimsical photos. I love the Ninja!!ReplyDelete
'the colors. Oh the colors.' I love Fall. The changing of the leaves are amazing....pure eye candy. That's what we're doing today...heading up to the country to see more of them. Hugs Daisy and wishes for a beautiful Sunday.ReplyDelete
Ah yes, splendid fall has arrived in all its colorful beauty and we are also enjoying the vibrant colors here in NH. Thanks for sharing your poetry and photos of your area, Daisy.ReplyDelete
Yes, the COLORS !!!!! My favorite season and you captured it here.ReplyDelete
Such a fun poem and wonderful photos! You captured the colorful season well in both camera and creativity!ReplyDelete
Nice pics with beautiful words to go with.ReplyDelete
So colourful pictures. Nice. I love nature in autumn.ReplyDelete
Delightul! Our colors have been brilliant too!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing the beautiful poems and your poem also, Daisy! The colors are magnificent this time of year, and you have captured them well.ReplyDelete
The stunning foliage is God's gift to you. Your poetry is God's gift to your readers.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Linda. What a kind thing to say!Delete
I like the friendly looking Ninja, and I'm glad he's appreciating the gorgeous fall colors too.ReplyDelete
Happy Halloween-time, Daisy.
A wonderful poem that's as colorful as the lovely fall images, with all of the fun of Halloween!ReplyDelete
Thank you all for your kind comments. I appreciate them and am grateful for all of you.ReplyDelete
Haha the ninja turtle is great - love halloween for all the decorations and dressing up. Lovely post. I really do like how you photograph the experiences so we get to see and read exactly what you saw. Amazing xReplyDelete
Wow! Your fall photos of the foliage are awesome! I love the poetry that goes with each picture. This is a fantastic posting. Great job for Halloween and for fall.ReplyDelete