Sunday, 2 November 2008

Autumn Leaves

The trees have been playing with paints again:
Birch waves yellow hands
against crisp blue sky.
Beech burnishes her copper tresses.
Rowan glows fruitfully red, yellow, pink.

I also posted a recent photo of autumn colour here.

19 comments:

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Love it, painting trees.

Larry said...

Nice visual to the words.-I like the way the header for your blog looks with it being all tree.

Janice Thomson said...

Beautiful words to go with your wonderful photos.

polona said...

simply beautiful.

Julie said...

Beautiful! Rowan glows...what lovely sounds to go with the pictures. Congrats on the creative blogger award. You surely deserve it.

Scot said...

wow excellent first line :)

gel said...

mmm- lovely words and photos
Autumn brings out the paints, doesn't it?

Dave King said...

Lov e the images - and the verse, good observations tellingly expressed.

furrybutts said...

Mother Nature is a great artist! Love your photos :)

Rachel Fox said...

Yes...excellent opening line!

Deb G said...

So beautiful....

Bill said...

Gorgeous.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Those autumn leaves at the top of your blog will keep me going all winter - they are beautiful, as is the poem.

gautami tripathy said...

Burnished gold....

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

There's true craft in this blog, the green turning to copper after the bright rust-red...
Now let's go slowly, very slowly, towards the end of the year savouring each step before meeting...the laughing Green Knight's battle axe!

kookaburra said...

Pleased to meet (tweet?) you! I notice you share my favorite books--very exciting!

Lirone said...

That first line just stopped me in my tracks... so eloquent and such delightful image!

The rest of the poem is lovely but if I'm honest the copper tresses seemed a bit "grown up" to fit with the exuberant playground explosion of colour that the first two lines conjured up for me. Great work though...

I always used to love walking down by the Water of Leith in an Edinburgh winter... such beautiful colours reflected in the water!

Billy said...

Trees palying with paint! I love it!

Lucy said...

Hard to get enough of that autumn colour, isn't it?

Love the new banner too...