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Farewell Sweet Summer

Autumn leaves

Autumn leaves; this photo is one I took a year ago at the peak of Autumn.

 

Farewell sweet summer nights

when a cricket’s chorus

sings to dark, cool skies,

and lulls my slumbering eyes.

When through my window, a breeze

 turns to early dew,

and blooms shiver in the morn,

and the rising sun

brings a cold brisk autumn chill.

With the change of season comes

colorful array

of trees that shed their bright coats

now red, amber, gold,

and the harvest’s bounty grown

in abundance on the ground

gathered up and sold

to town markets all around,

with baskets full of

ripe cornucopia found.

Farewell to sweet summer’s end.

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Joyce E. Johnson (2014)

 

Autumn Gold

Autumn

Autumn gold: Aspens

Nourished near the river’s edge

Dip their leaves to drink

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Photo and Haiku poem by : Joyce E. Johnson

Note: I could not resist posting this photo taken last year at this time while I walked the trail along Big Thompson River with my husband and dog. This was a section of our river trail that has since been so devastated and washed out by the recent floods here in Northern Colorado. Here in Colorado the Aspen trees are a favorite to view every Autumn when thousands of people go up to Rocky Mountain Nat’l Park to see them turn a beautiful golden-yellow, orange and shades seen up and down the mountain sides and photographers come out in droves to get pictures. I am one of those, too. 🙂 This year in order to get up to the higher elevation one has to take back roads and other highways not affected or washed out by the flood, so we took one on Monday where I was able to get the shot posted previously on Tues., Oct. 8th on another trail along Cameron Pass. I never grow tired of looking at our beautiful Aspens and hope those seeing some of my Aspen photos and ‘reflections’ seen from them enjoy them as much as I do. Until our trails, highways and roads affected by the floods are rebuilt or repaired we have to find other routes to these pristine places of beauty.


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