Scenes of Autumn on the Drive Home

As I drive home in the evening of an October day
I pass by scenes of autumn…

The sun, now bright, spreading broad rays of light,
and then casting long shadows as it falls lower in the sky-
Sets the trees with red and orange leaves aglow, nearly afire
with light
and mutes the green and yellow trees
into a soft blur of color

Young yet tall trees that have lost their leaves stretch bare branches up,
an outline of black against the blue, blue sky
and evergreens are hung with cones- fall decorations whispering of winter and Christmas

Ripples spread across a pond as autumn breezes blow
And the flag flutters in the wind, stirring
feelings of pride and patriotism-
As fallen leaves scatter across the ground
And a small windmill spins round and round

In my neighborhood
Light is beginning to fade
Friendly ghosts float from a tree
A witch takes flight on a broom…
Green, purple and orange lights twinkle
Jack-o-lanterns on a porch peek out from behind the last blooms on rose bushes
Pumpkins rest on bales of hay in a side yard
And on my own door a cornucopia banner bids me welcome home…

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5 Responses to Scenes of Autumn on the Drive Home

  1. Ramona says:

    I loved sharing your drive home. I felt like I was in the passenger seat right beside you. Beautiful images!

  2. arjeha says:

    What an enjoyable ride. Sun shining on brightly colored leaves makes a beautiful picture.

  3. Lovely. Your gentle usage of alliteration really pulls us along.

  4. Lakshmi Bhat says:

    You brought the scenes alive 🙂

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