Saturday, September 9, 2006

fall previews

The first red maple leaf
floats to the ground

open windows

quilt-covered toes

falling temperatures

a collective sigh can be felt

at this advanced showing of autumn

Previews of things to come...


Motherkitty said...

Boo hoo. I will miss the summer, swimming, working outside in the yard, looking at all the lovely flowers and trees, watching the landscape and the birds/bees/dragonflies/grasshoppers, soaking up the heat of the sun and listening to the breeze through the trees.

Fall is almost here. We have finished swimming in our pool because it's too cold. Our garden is winding down. Leaves are beginning to fall from our Hackberry and Dogwood. Most of our perennials have stopped blooming. We've even turned on the furnace a time or two just to get the chill out of the house.

Can winter be far behind?

Pamela said...

I would love to see more we don't get to experience to beautiful Fall foliage here in Florida. I so miss it.

Seeing Anew said...

Ah early fall...I love looking forward to: cool nights, owls hooting, red rose hips on the bushes, crockpot bean soup and cornbread for supper, bonfires, the sound of neighbors raking leaves, acorns dropping, warm little woolybears, apple cider and donuts, trips to the apple orchard for Jonathons, the county farm show, hayrides, leaves eddying down on Oak Hill,... Anyone got anything else they can add?

Alice said...

I hope you have a long and beautiful autumn before those chilly days hit.

jellyhead said...

I love the way this leaf is spotlighted in a patch of sunshine.

I've missed visiting your wonderful blog!

Pamela said...

Susan, how amazing that you once lived in

The link that you left lost the tail end under comments. so, I guess you would have to put a hard return in it wo it would show up in two lines.

Thanks so much, for taking the time to share! :)

Finn said...

Ah, the glory of Miss Autumn as she makes her trimphant entrance..*VBS*
I can hardly wait to see what she will be wearing this year! Hugs, Finn

colleen said...

The signs are everywhere! Put on your socks!