The game of picking up maple leaves in our
yard during Autumn is an enjoyable activity.
Memories of growing up in Massachusetts.
Our mother helped us preserve the leaves
by ironing them between sheets of wax paper.
We hung these found gems in our windows and
pretended they were stained glass windows.
They provided us with hours of entertainment.
As we gazed at our snow-covered yard in
December, we still had the Autumn memories.
Sometimes we brought these artistic
compositions to school for show and tell.
Our gems had wonderful colors: amber,
burnt sienna, brick red, chestnut, Venetian red,
Vermillion, golden ochre, sepia, and orange
to name a few of Mother Nature’s offerings.
Just like a big box of crayons. Many hues.
Cooler days of Autumn provide the backdrop
for pumpkins, creative Halloween costumes
and house decorations. Enjoy the season!