Please, won’t you come along with me
Up river in the fall?
We’ll float at leisure, passing woodlands
Burnished, thick, and tall.
We’ll watch thick clouds give way to sun
That breaks horizon’s crest
And choose a course that guarantees
Delightful Autumn Rest.
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Wild and free they fly;
Autumn’s final fling.
photo courtesy of Couleur @ pixabay.com
Away from summer
To welcome October,
That golden month that brings trees to
I love the rains of Autumn. They are so completely different from Spring and Summer rains. In Autumn, the rain is gentle — moving in slowly and settling down for a day or two at a time. The gray that cloaks September rain is never dreary or oppressive, but has a silver luster that glimmers and reflects the vibrant colors that creation’s Artist has lavishly brushed across the landscape.
Autumn’s rain brings with it the cool caress of clean air, relieved of summer’s sweltering heat. And on the breeze that drifts along with the steady drizzle, float the crisp, sweet scents of ripened fruit and the savory, redolence of October bonfires.
But all the sense-inspiring delights proffered by the rains of Fall are not the only factors of happiness for me in this, my favorite season. For in and with the beauty they possess, they carry also the promise of the holidays which, just around the corner, bring their own experiences of beauty, joy, and love.
Ahhh, yes, the Autumn rains are one of my favorite gifts from the Creator. And all I have to offer in return are these humble words of thanks for the blessings they have been to me.
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