This morning I went in my backyard to snap some pictures of the fall color
in an effort to preserve this brief moment in time,
yet never feeling like I could truly capture the beauty of it all in a photo.
I just stood there taking it all in, watching the leaves fall.
It was so peaceful.
So I thought I'd try to "catch the falling leaves" in a poem.
I hope you enjoy it :-)
(Oh, and thanks to Perry Como for the inspiration on the first verse!)
I'd like to catch a falling leaf
and never let it fade away.
And if I caught a falling leaf,
I'd save it for a wintry day :-)
In the quiet of the morning,
I gazed upon the trees
Ablaze with autumn color
Oh, what beauty such as these!
In silence I watched the leaves
fall gently to the ground
Evidence of autumn's presence,
yet there without a sound
I marveled at the colors
in shades of red and yellow
The season's last hurrah
as the garden starts to mellow
Though winter's cold approaches
and autumn soon will go
If only it could linger,
this is brilliant foliage show
There's death and then new life
in the passing of each season
So I'll turn my thoughts to spring,
though my garden may be freezin'!
By Toni @ Signature Gardens 12-3-10
Until next time...
I hope you take a moment to catch the beauty of your garden!