SIGNS OF FALL
Autumn is finally coming.
The light is changing and the air is cooler.
There are magnificent contrasts of orange and yellow and brown.
Most of the fruit is off of the trees, including the pears.
Some is on the ground which makes the bees happy.
Some goes over the fence which makes the horses happy.
These pears are treats. They are covered with caramel and chocolate.
One pear is too much for a little child.
It might be best to pass the pear around
or cut it into pieces with a knife.
Oh. Did I Mention the Acorns and Colored Leaves ?
Grandpa gathered them for me.
I sprayed the leaves with a sealer so they would last for awhile.
Maybe I should put the acorns outside for the squirrels when I tire of them ?
Emily Dickinson loved the fall.
(I love Emily Dickinson.)
The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry’s cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I’ll put a trinket on.
It is a very beautiful world
any way you look at it.