With this title I began to wonder if I should have a picture of a pair of crutches, but it’s not that kind of fall. Now that the equinox has passed, there’s no denying that autumn is here.
Just look at the last of the Wilmuta winter apples.
The last of the walnuts, husks drying on the tree.
And, so sadly, my zinnias, gone to seed.
Emma saw them and was sad too. Only a few mums and rudbeckias left.
But out in the yard, the roses are making a last ditch effort to bloom. This one is called Freedom.
This red one is Europeana.
It’s time for the fall crocuses to do their thing. They’re funny ducks, sporting only leaves in the spring and only flowers in the fall. Anything to be different!
But most depressing are the holly berries, reminding me that deep winter is coming and with it the “C” word.
Beautiful as autumn is,
To me it’s always sad,
It marks the end of summertime,
And all the fun we had.
My attitude I must adjust,
And treasure golden days,
For autumn also brings us joy,
In, oh, so many ways.
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