The Trees Letting Go


Age is an opportunity no less than youth

but clothed in another dress.  It is that

season when trees show us how lovely

letting go is.  Especially sugar maples.


A surprise lilac against the backdrop of

our house greeted me in the sunshine.

All my beauties still abound. A feast

of colors.  Orange, pink, red, and green.


Listen now to the bevy of Canada

Geese overhead, flying in formation,

to signal the season!  Only one or two

Montauk daisies greet me.  They


are the last to blossom and are a

sign of the winter to come.  A time

and a place for everything.  Early

Halloween decorations dot the


landscape as I drive past.  I imagine

there are little ones who love

the season of orange pumpkins,

houses with goblins and cobwebs.


For now, there is no rush to decorate.

Iโ€™ll take in evening twilight as it

fades to a sky filled with stars.

Invisible by day.  A wonder at night.



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18 Responses to The Trees Letting Go

  1. An exquisite opening to this wonderful season of life, Mary Ann! ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‚ Have a blessed and beautiful weekend! xo

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  2. You are certainly in tune with the season. Lovely!

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  3. balroop2013 says:

    Enjoy the changes around you Mary Ann. I love the trees that turn crimson, ochre and yellow and convey a lovely message. ๐Ÿฅฐ

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  4. What a lovely introduction to the new season. I’m always a little sad at the beginning of each autumn contemplating the letting go part. But, such an important lesson to keep in mind. Enjoy the turning of the leaves.

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    • Atreyee, thank you for such a lovely comment. I like to equate age with seasons of the year. Autumn is such a gorgeous time of year with the colors. My artistic side views the colors with meanings as well. I hope you have some beautiful leaves turning now too. Enjoy. ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‚

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