Thought For Today

Monday, October 12, 2009

Autumn Leaves






Sorry to people who read this earlier. I hadn't proof read very well. I was just going to post the photo's and then words came to me so  fast.... but it takes longer to post than you think and I ended up posting a little too fast. .. I went in and re wrote a few things. This is a little better. (No more trying to get a post off quick before work... )
All the images are from this past weekend either at the family homestead in Little Valley or the Fall festival in Ellicottville, NY. The leaves were just about peak and BEAUTIFUL!

 



Autumn  Leaves

Autumn leaves are shining bright

shimmering in the breeze


The colors bold and worn with pride

A coat for all to see


The twilight of their life it seems

yet the best of times


Showing off their wisdom

with colors of every kind


A celebration of where they've come

and what their life has been


Droughts, and winds and heavy storms

 they've made it through them all


So shine with pride and  wear your colors

You've earned them every one


Let's walk a while and reminisce

and celebrate  Autumn's Splendor


Written 10-12-2009

With Love and Light,

Nina Pauline


 
 
 









16 comments:

only a movie said...

Very nicely done. Words & images.

Matthew said...

Great poem. The pictures remind me of my last holiday in Nova Scotia during October, it was beautiful.

Natural Moments said...

I like how u have changed the colours with each verse.

We make it through no matter what weather presents itself to us.

I like how the colours show off the wisdom they have gleamed through the weathering process.

Caroline said...

Beautiful words to celebrate this season. Love the photos too :)

Clytie said...

Stunning photos, Nina.

And the poem! You made the leaves come alive, in their wizened splendor ... in the twilight of their lives.

We are all born. We all die. In between is life.

septembermom said...

Truly gorgeous pictures! Your words bring this beautiful season to life. Thank you!

Mary said...

Your photos are gorgeous, NIna--thank you for sharing the beauty of this season with all of us. And the poetry is very nice, indeed, full of love and wisdom. I am very glad to have found your blog (via your comment on Betsy from TN's).

DB said...

So shine with pride and wear your colors


You've earned them every one


That's a beutiful line in a beautiful poem. Thank you.

DB

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Nina, Love the Autumn pictures... Your area is beautiful up there. AND--your poem about the leaves is awesome. Thanks!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

AutumnLeaves said...

Exactly why my favorite season, Nina. Beautiful photos!

FOREVER JANN said...

please come by my blog and get your award :) www.foreverjann.blogspot.com
love you Nina and your inspiring spirit.

Nina P. said...

I wish to thank everyone for walking with me on this crisp, fine, colorful autumn day. Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

A Dancing Mango said...

Hi Nina!
Thank you for visiting my blog!
Funny thing I was just changing my music around on my bog.. to "Autumn leaves".. ! Yikes!!
I am so happy to see that you are sharing your poetry. It is wonderful. I used to write poetry .. (not that long ago)
I love it.. I will share some with you soon. Hugs,
you are Super!
Keep on keeping on!
Darlene xo..

SarahA said...

Beautifully rendered, you.

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

Beautiful as always sweet friend.
Thank you for visiting me on my SITS Day!

Kitty said...

Such richness - both in the photos and your words!

Thanks for all your kind comments - they are so encouraging :)