autumn

Autumn scenes

It’s early autumn here …

And the fields are full of wildflowers still —

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And a dog or two.

(A wolf was spotted here a couple of weeks ago too, but it’s long gone.)

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There’s nothing more wonderful

Than running free in autumn colours.

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Autumn critters

I love the soft, misty feel of autumn —

Especially when a deer family decides to rest in the fields as I take my photo!

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The temperatures are still quite mild

And Simmie loves nothing more than swimming in the lake.

This is his face when I ask him to come out. (That’s right – he doesn’t want to!)

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As for Ruby,

She is content just catching leaves.

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The golden path

The equinox has been and gone,

Which means it’s getting dark so early on in the evenings.

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We have to chase the light —

Or perhaps the light is chasing us.

(This is Simmie, who turned four this weekend.)

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But when the sun comes out,

The woods are filled with gold.

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Be still, my heart!

When the sun rises

And autumn leaves catch fire,

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You can see copper flames

Reflected in the lake,

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And lemon lanterns

Lighting the way to winter.

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Nature is a masterpiece

I slowly make my way down to the lake,

Hoping to see autumn miracles.

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The early morning is moody and mysterious,

Yet I glimpse masterpieces of autumn

In the gloomy light.

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As it gets brighter, the peaceful grey sky

Makes the colours of leaves and fur pop.

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The dogs chase one another,

Oblivious of the copper and gold around them.

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When I get back to the boat that you see in the second photo,

The sun shines — leaving me with the beautiful taste

Of lemon glaze on water.

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Upside down sky

I’m living in a beautiful world

Where autumn leaves and skies are reflected

On mirror surfaces of the lake;

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Where the sky

Is upside down in beautiful reflections;

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Where trees

Are luminous in the water;

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And where dogs

Swim in clouds.

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The jewels of autumn

Living near a new part of the lake

Gives wide views from stony cliffs.

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Ruby glows among the autumn leaves

As she jumps up on a big rock that is more than 2 metres high.

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Simmie prefers to camouflage himself

Among the yellow lanterns of leaves.

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A leaf shines

Like a ruby;

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And the brilliance of a fallen leaf

Reflects onto rock like molten gold.

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Towards that golden horizon

As autumn drew to a close,

Leaves fell and a heron flew across the sky.

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Ducks skimmed the water

Looking like scattering leaves

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Before flying away

To a golden horizon.

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Living in a Japanese painting

Autumn has been and gone over here —

But I’m reliving some of the leafy beauty still.

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One morning, I passed the local kindergarden

And noticed the maple leaves glowing

In the pink sunrise. They were stunning.

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Hiking out into the countryside

A lovely pastoral scene unfolded,

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Making me feel as if I were living

Inside a Japanese silk painting.

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Autumn, leaving

Autumn is all about change and leaving

In flamboyant style.

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This is Ruby, as red as the leaves on the trees.

She has left us temporarily.

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Why? Because she is expecting

Puppies any day now.

Can you see her round tummy?

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I’ll miss her sorely

But my young goofball Simmie

Teaches me that there is a lot to be happy about.

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I go with the flow

And try to remain young at heart.

Picture of me playing in leaves taken by my daughter.

Me

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