Autumn Jewels

 

          

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Among the many joys of autumn it is sometimes the simplest of pleasures that we long for most.

 

A crisp apple.  A light scent of wood smoke.

That morning your breath first forms a whisp of vapor.

A flock of geese struggling to form a ‘V’ in the sky.

 

 

 

 

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 To walk among the giant bosque Cottonwoods by the river is a favorite thing.                            

They are the royalty of the river valley.

They wear a golden crown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shoulder by shoulder they march down the valley. So ancient and twisted from the wind. Stout anchors to tame the river’s flood.

 

The season rewards us with pleasant memories to ease us through the months ahead. To live among these simple things is a blessing in itself.

 

 

 

Comments 4

 
Katherine Gregor on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 09:43

Truly beautiful!

Truly beautiful!
Rosy Cole on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 12:31

Lovely post, Ken. Autumn, in its way, can be as reviving as spring. I am hoping that is also true of mellower years :)

Lovely post, Ken. Autumn, in its way, can be as reviving as spring. I am hoping that is also true of mellower years :)
Ken Hartke on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 15:56

Thanks for your comments -- I think Autumn reveals its charms more slowly than Spring and we appreciate it more as we age.

Thanks for your comments -- I think Autumn reveals its charms more slowly than Spring and we appreciate it more as we age.
Anonymous on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 16:25

Very lovely. A rich and satisfying read.

Very lovely. A rich and satisfying read.
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