Sunday, September 28, 2014


Like a great vacation
You don't want to end,
Or a too-short visit
from a long-lost friend...

Indian Summer 
Gone too soon
Cherishing the hours
From Sun until Moon

Snow white toad stools
Glow in the sun
A hint from Nature
That summer is done

Amber sunlight 
And clear blue skies
Hoping it will last
But how fast it flies

Acorns dropping
Through the trees
Chiming against 
The wild oak leaves

Bumblebees that never
Return to the hive
Fall asleep forever
But the Queen will survive...

...The long cold winter
Asleep in the ground
Until Spring awakes
To New Life found.

Changing of the seasons - so bittersweet! Loving the beautiful fall we are having.  Holy cats, the week has been warmer than most of our summer.  I have been busy with my daughter's volleyball, nursing migraines & headcolds, keeping Mom happy & healthy and changes at work.  Sadly no time or energy for creating.  But the fire still burns!  LOL!  Snapped the first pic above while we were flying down the highway to a volleyball tournament and my phone is so old & slow it didn't catch the colorful woods I wanted to but when I looked closer, it caught a little cabin tucked away that I didn't even notice.  The toadstool was so bright this morning in the sun, I had to run out in my pj's & snap a pic and on the way back noticed the Bumbles sleeping on the coneflower in the butterfly garden. All the while acorns dropping like crazy everywhere. Isn't it cool how there's a little pile of dirt still on the toadstool from pushing up out of the ground? Feel like a little kid in a candy store sometimes when I'm outside - love nature!  Hope to catch up with you all soon and hoping you are soaking up the beautiful fall!  Love it!



Prims By The Water said...

It was 83 here today...we had a warm week too...I have been making santas snowmen and penguins. Foggy mornings with the freighters blowing their horns at every buoy. Hope you are feeling better and good luck for your daughters volleyball games. janice

Trace4J said...

What a great poem.
Love everything about Fall.
But also very warm here.
Ready for some cooler temps.
Woolie Hugs

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love the photos and the poem Lisa, it is so hard to believe that it is October already! Enjoy your beautiful fall days (when you get a chance to that is!)

Primitive at Heart said...

Love the photos Lisa