a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Autumn Is A Pretty Lady...

with orange, yellow, and red in her hair.

I need not look out my window. 

I can hear her arriving.  The breeze she makes in this last moment of summer brings sound and a climatic closure.  I hear the leaves dancing to the ground and the air cools around Lady Autumn.

It is quiet in the house.  The electronic drone of  humandom has lulled because I am alone.  The absence of noise and the rhythm of this season feels like a good blues song stirring my blood.

Yes, Autumn is a pretty lady.  As the air cools I hear the tat, tat, tat of a light rain and know that Winter soon will follow.

Autumn, you are one fine lady bearing the fruits of Summer.  The cooling air no longer smothers me like the hot arms of Sister Summer.  Oh, Summer will flirt with me some more but the power of her is waning to give Autumn a turn to shine.

She has relaxed me from a long day of work and equally hectic evening of people heading out into the night. 

I enjoy when Autumn visits.  I will soon need protection against her cooling breath but for now I rise only to retrieve my sweater.   I wrap myself comfortably and settle in to listen to her music.

14 comments:

Dreaming said...

Beautifully written. You captured her perfectly!

Sandy said...

Autumn is as beautiful as Spring.
The changes of the leaves on the tree. Yellow, Orange, Red,Brown and then back to Green.

A Quiet Corner said...

Fall truly is as bountiful as you described, Gail!...:)JP

Linda Wildenstein said...

Lovely observation of the Autumn beauty. She was captured in your words beautifully. Oma Linda

The Golden Eagle said...

Beautiful descriptions of autumn!

Country Gal said...

Wonderful post and photo ! Have a good day !

Far Side of Fifty said...

Pretty colors there! :)

carolina nana said...

Beautifully said and you are exactly right in your description.
Blessings
Marilyn

LindaG said...

Pretty colors!
None like that around here, but it is cooler.
Been breezy the last few days. I could have used some ear muffs today.
Have a good evening!

GraceGritsGarden said...

beautiful!

Sue said...

Just lovely. Autumn is my favorite time of year.

=)

Sandra said...

perfect and simply beautiful words, you did capture fall.

Rudee said...

It's my favorite season!

DesertHen said...

A very accurate description indeed!

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