The Trees Letting Go

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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landscape as I drive past.  I imagine

there are little ones who love

the season of orange pumpkins,

houses with goblins and cobwebs.

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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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