Snapthought: Fall Leaves


the tree of many colors
sings a spectrum of songs
inviting us to dance
beneath its whispers
and flickering shades
as heated yellow moments
breeze through lives
sparking bright thoughts
of days gone by
climbing memories
into the sky

fall tree

27 thoughts on “Snapthought: Fall Leaves

    • hahah – I almost put something in there about leaves like days piling up around us but thought that might be too depressing

    • Thanks Renee! It seems unbelievable now that those colors were around just a little while ago. I just felt like doing some kind of a tribute to them. πŸ™‚ Hope you have a great weekend!

  1. Hi Sheila! On friday next week, paul and i r having a few people over for drinks & apps- r u around? We would love to c u if u can make it-(same people as last year)

    Karen Sent from my iPhone

  2. Believe it or not, I have one tree left in my yard with leaves on it. It baffles me. It’s the apple I plan to yank out someday because I hate it. It must have read my thoughts and is doing everything in its power to awe me and make me change my mind. They’re still green leaves too. Go figure.

    • That’s funny – my indoor plants do that to me. Just when I think it’s finally time to get rid of them, they rebound. They must be reading our minds.
  3. I love the autumn colors, but I’m also glad we have so many hollies that stay green all winter. πŸ™‚ When we do get snow, it turns black quickly from all the cars. Not the prettiest site, I’m afraid!

    • Lots of hollies and pine trees around here too. Even though they’re usually pretty scrubby, it is nice to have them around when all the other leaves are gone. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you! I hadn’t heard about that one. I love your colors too – especially the fog one, which is strange because you’d think I’d be tired of fog by now.

      • I should be tired of it too because I’ve woken up to it every day for the past two weeks. But I like it because it keeps the overnight temperature milder and my heater doesn’t turn on as much as on a clear night when it almost freezes.

  4. Magical and beautiful writing ~ Autumn always reminds me that its the receding of degrees of light but, there’s sufficient light to create such a crown of voltage glory! XO

    • That’s very nice of you to say – thank you. I love all seasons but autumn is probably my favorite. I love the play of the shadows, colors, and light.

  5. Wonderful image with equally wonderful words.
    Fall leaves has so much meaning in it. If only we take a moment to think about the cleverness of nature and its creatures πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Amira! Yes, it’s always fun to watch the trees for as long as possible. I’d love to just watch them all day and I’m still tempted to climb one now ever since you mentioned tree climbing. πŸ™‚

  6. Nicely done, Sheila. I’m dreading the finality of autumn — it does seem to be hanging on longer than usual this year. Although we’ve had some snowfall, nothing has stuck for us yet, and the sun is still warm up until noon. That being said, I do love me a white Christmas. πŸ™‚

    • It is sad to see all the colors go, but now I’m really looking forward to the snow! We haven’t had any real snow here yet either. I just love watching the snow fall and reading while watching it fall.

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