The Splendid Colors Of Fall

The splendid color of fall leaves is still fiercely hanging onto the trees.

As I sit here typing, the wind is whipping around the walls, whistling long and low. Telling me that winter is just around the corner, waiting to take center stage.

The strong winds prod and push at the leaves, telling them it is time to go ahead and fall to the ground. To transform into something dry and brown and rustling as they skitter across the ground.

In the splendid colors of fall this pond has a myriad of colors.

I watch the leaves drooping down, slowly changing from green to yellow to orange. They are a bright mural against the sky.

I shall be moving soon. There will be different trees, maybe more of them to see outside my window.

I am eager to witness fall there in a different place. To see nature framed in a slightly different way.

There is something so special in the early leaves drifting from the trees. As if we are all to be allowed a chance to peel, to refresh, to start again.” – Ruth Ahmed

A pine tree with a close up of pine needles

These pine trees remind me of East Texas, where they are so abundant. Tall pine trees that I saw reach up into the sky while the pine needles slowly carpeted the ground.

In the splendid colors of fall, a dark sculpture sends water down the columns

The wind sings a song now. I hear it but can’t make out the words. It is blowing long and hard as though attempting to blow out candles on a giant cake.

Leaves turning colors

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”- Lauren Destefano

In the splendid colors of fall a tree in the park shows its many colored leaves

The days of fall are always a feast for my eyes, as I love to watch the progression of the passing seasons. Day by day. Month by month. Until the cycle is complete.

And this year’s shorter autumn days will just be a memory.

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down today.
Nothing gold can stay.
– Robert Frost



  1. Beautiful pictures and peaceful writing in Wi. fall is becoming a memory already..tonight the Christmas lights in the park will be lit along with the memory tree for our beloved grandson Kodi..our holidays will never be the same..the seasons will come and go but never be the same..bless you and yours this holiday season..

  2. Just finished mulching the flower beds with pine needles! I too, enjoy every season. Thankful for nature, family, good food, warm home and a dog to snuggle with! It will be pajama day tomorrow. Blessed to be able to stay home and watch the parade and the dog show at noon. Have a peaceful day everyone.

  3. Beautiful post, Brenda.
    Will you still do a little Christmas decorating there, even though you will be moving soon? Hope so because my holidays are not complete until I see your Christmas decor.

  4. Our autumn in my area of Milwaukee is just about finished. It’s been lovely, actually – a long autumn with the leaves staying on the trees much longer than we’re used to, and downright balmy weather with lots of sunshine. The kind of autumn we haven’t had here for awhile. Strong winds coming through over the past three days will continue through Thanksgiving Day. Leaves, pine cones and pine needles from the two trees that line my driveway are everywhere, but no sense trying to clean up (yet again), until the winds calm down. If your daughters aren’t able to assist you in packing up and moving because of their work and business schedules, would it be possible for you to hire a moving crew that also comes in and does packing/or helps with packing, including providing all the boxes and wrapping, etc.? I don’t have any idea what such a service may cost, but given your current physical limitations and not wanting to further injure yourself, maybe something to consider. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Brenda, Ivy and Gracie.

  5. I just love your writing. I find it such a soothing read and I’m jealous I never learned to write like that. The pictures today are beautiful.

    I just had 3 crepe myrtle trees planted and the high winds and fall have stripped them of their leaves. I know spring will restore them to their glory.

    We are on high fire alert and severe wind warnings starting today thru Friday. And of course threats to cut power. I hope it doesn’t turn out to be a repeat of last Thanksgiving where the power went out on T day at 10:30 am and was out for 36 hours!

  6. I am so excited for you Brenda and of course Ivy and Gracie to be moving into a nicer apartment. The grounds look lovely, I really think you will be happy there.

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