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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Like Fire

My essence is flamewords, like petals, reaching high –transformative fire. (For Cee’s Flower of the Day. Don’t know what these beauties are, but am inspired by their flow.)

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Unbridgeable?

We mark the Equinoxwith prayers for a planetwaning in the marinadeof political corruption –too gilded to confessthe shameful disarray. (For Reena’s Exploration challenge: unbridgeable. Image from personal collection.)

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Welcoming Party

Potted pleasures hailAutumn’s arrival – graciouswelcoming party. (for Cee’s Flower of the Day. Photo from personal collection.)

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Small Town Bliss

No big box here,just shops lined upin historic rows our fragranceeau-de-ferme,earthen fresh Our spires remindersthat values are simple,and life blessed. (For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Countryside/ and or Small Towns)

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