Night, Night

Donning Winter’s coatSummer’s sparkle retreated –Garden is abed. (For Cee’s Flower of the Day)

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Soft Passages

Evening light sets Autumn hues aglowa gentle farewell to summer’s emerald rule. Frost softens Autumn’s waning fizzlecasts a chilly mist inviting wintry dreams. (For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: pastel/ soft colours)

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Surrender

Silence and stealthWinter’s tactics advances during darknessasserts its white agenda. (For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: white.)

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Maple Leaf

Tracing the lines of your perfection,I remember, childhood discoveries –wax paper and hot iron,the smell of fresh raked pranks,and what it means to be Canadian. I no longer make leaf art,nor partake of Autumn cleanup,but I have not forgottenthe power of your symbolismand how far we have yet to go. (For Cee’s Flower of the […]

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Atmospheric

Orange sky,wire fence –stay out implied. Silken cloudssurf Autumn hues –seasonal moodiness. (For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: atmospheric.)

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Power of a Rose

How is it that a rose knowssecrets buried deep –that softness of hue,hardiness of bearing,can elicit such sentiment,unleash nostalgic ache? (Posted for Cee’s Flower of the Day. Image from my garden.)

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Summer Stragglers

Other blooms may fade,succumbing to Autumn’s chill –Snapdragons stand tall. (For Cee’s Flower of the Day.)

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