SEASONAL DUES

This week's Words For Wednesday are: boreal, rocky, tempest, lake, rising, breathe or  the phrase, "the summer rain washed her face with bitter tears".


A crisp, tempest wind rustles through the color splattered trees
And on each lake a lonesome loon awaits a warmer summer breeze
The salty, boreal air tiptoes across the once warm, sunlit rocky shores
While the equinox signals summer’s end and opens autumn’s doors. 

Reds and yellows replace the once lush foliage greens
And once again we start our plans for a season that redeems
With each rising sun cooler days have silently begun to emerge
Now the summer’s passing and a frigid transformation will converge.

The seasons come and they will go, each has beauty of its own
The artist who creates it all is more than just well known.
But autumn captures nature’s best with painted landscape hues
Like growing trees that bend and breathe we, too pay our seasonal dues.



Painted by yours truly!

8 comments:

  1. WOW! Your painting came out so great!!!! I love it! I really missed the seasons when I lived in Northern California. Moving to Washington was such a nice change. Now back in Massachusetts and I wish the foliage lasted longer. At least out west it's prolonged for 2 months.

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    1. Thank you! I miss the seasons also. I'll be in Maine for a month this fall...9/24 to 10/24.

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  2. LOVE your silver birches and the vivid autumnal colour. Talent in spades.
    Autumn is one of my most favourite seasons - and your poem and painting remind me why.
    Thank you.

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    1. Autumn is my favorite season as well! Great minds think alike!

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  3. Wow....a painter of pictures both with words and with paint. Hard to say which I like best.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words...I love to do both, but haven't painted for awhile.

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  4. Beautiful--the poem and painting... I'm going to be missing the northwoods come fall.

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    1. Thank you! The painting is one I did for my mother awhile ago. It's hung in the living room above the sofa.

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