Monday, November 10, 2008

A Circle of Leaves

Autumn Leaves

Leaves are floating softly down;
Some are red and some are brown.
The wind goes swish through the air;
And when you look back, there are no leaves there. (Author Unknown)

You'll have to indulge me a little....I love fall! (Yes, even the raking and bagging part).
We lived in AZ for nine years before we made our way back to the NW, and during those 9 years, we really missed having seasons! My sweet sis-in-law would send our boys a box of leaves every fall. We would open it in the backyard and the boys would take turns jumping on them, lol! The boys aren't as excited about the leaves now that they are older and are asked to help with the raking, however!

We were waiting for a break in our rainy weather to do our raking. This Saturday the drizzle stopped long enough for us to make our leaf mounds, (....and circles ☺)!

The Leaves

The leaves had a wonderful frolic.
They danced to the wind's loud song.
They whirled, and they floated, and scampered.
They circled and flew along.

The moon saw the little leaves dancing.
Each looked like a small brown bird.
The man in the moon smiled and listened.
And this is the song he heard.

The North Wind is calling, is calling,
And we must whirl round and round,
And then, when our dancing is ended,
We'll make a warm quilt for the ground. (Anonymous)

My husband took the photo of the rain droplets on the pear tree limbs. The pear tree leaves are falling, but not as quickly as the maple and elm in the backyard!


Doreen said...

Good morning Suzanne. What fond memories ...and how sweet of your sister to send you a box of leaves!

Love the poems..I too LOVE fall...although, I would have to say winter with it's glorious snow is my favorite season.

Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello.


Ruth Welter said...

Hi There Suzanne, you sound like me, I love fall leaves as well, it is such a gorgeous time of the year.

Everyone here where I live is always in such an all fired hurry to rake them up as soon as they hit the ground, LOL. Sometimes it is fun to leave them for a little while as this beautiful time of year only comes along once.

I envy you having lived in AR though...while I would miss the seasons changes, I have come to hate winter and snow...what I wouldn't give for a warm winter. Well, in our retirement anyway, we're headed to warmer parts.

Enjoy your fall weather and your leaves...keep on painting..


Caitlin said...

I love that circle of leaves!
Fall is the prettiest of seaons.

Lovely poems.

Patti said...

Hi Suzanne! I'm a fall lover too! Although I miss my boys doing the Linus run and jump into the piles... The poems and photos were lovely!

Just wondering did your pumpkins ever turn orange? Did you carve them as is?

Blessings, Patti

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Ah Suzanne, what a pretty post. Loved the verses and your story of the gift of leaves is beautiful!

Rachael Kinnison said...

HI Suzanne! Ohhh my chidren would LOVE to jump in those leaves! We have olde olde cottonwoods around the house, but its been so windy here, theyre all blown down to the river....nice for me not having to rake anything, but no fun piles to jump in. I like the look of that ring around the tree.....why havent I ever seen anyone rake leaves up in a ring around a tree??? I LIKE it!
xoxxoo rachael

Christine LeFever said...

A perfect fairy ring is that ring of leaves. I do adore the fall, and like Doreen, I also love wintry snow.

Such pretty little poems that say it all.


Lana said...

I love your circle of leaves and the poems! The water droplets pic is neat too!

Jacquelynne said...

It takes a really creative person to make such an artful display of raked leaves!