Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Rest From Green


             Who would have suspected, back in April, when my eyes hungered for the first blush of green,  or in July when I gorged on it day after day, that  I would finally get my  fill of this fair color and go looking for another hue to feast upon?

              But here I am, this lovely autumn day, on a hunt for red (or gold, or bronze, or orange) October!

             I am a fickle lover after all, my sweet green.  But then, you did leave  me first!

             I promise to love you again, green,  when spring returns to my fair island.  But in the meantime, the Eternal Artist has lavished other colors on my world and enjoy them I will!

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 heart open
to  the sensory feast
gratitude

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red leaves
punctuate the brown
stream debris

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neither
picasso nor monet
painted this

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long shadows
beckon the dying leaves
rest here

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who dropped
red and gold confetti
everywhere?

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 the artist splashed 
color with no holds barred
mad with joy


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spent needles
under old mother pine
a cone bed

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bittersweet
do the birds save some berries
for the winter?

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gold necklace
captures the sun's glow
in spite of mist










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october gold
shimmers in the morning
slant light






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 the sun and breeze
 play a game of hide and seek
in the tall grass

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Today's thought - no sense longing for what is going, going, gone.  Might as well savor what is right here!


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40 comments:

  1. Jesień mieni się pięknymi kolorami liści, ja jednak najbardziej lubię zielone, wiosenne. Pozdrawiam.
    Autumn is painted in beautiful colors of the leaves, but I most like green, spring. Yours.

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  2. Your words display your love for autumn :-)

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  3. This is your best blog yet! Beautiful!!

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  4. You have gathered a plethora of haiku, each one a symphony of the season. All meant to show the miracle of change. We'll experience what we need to and all will be green again. When does it begin? Which one is the end? The natural palette given to us on a platter with your words. Very cool!


    Peace

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  5. magnificent abundance Barbara!

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  6. To see such joy in nature is contagious... gratitude for life! ♥

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  7. Wow! excellent haiku to autumn and wonderful photography ~ enjoy ~ ( A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  8. What a feast of Autumn this is! My favorite, "who dropped red and gold confetti everywhere..." How fortunate are we for this every changing palate of color...

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  9. I loved reading and seeing your "book"........one after another, beautiful diary!!!!!

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  10. I especially like the haiku that accompanies the photo of the pampas grass - both are beautiful!

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  11. Beautiful pictures and verse--I so enjoyed this! Autumn is my favorite time of year!

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  12. Ahhhh, the reds, oranges and golds of autumn are such sweet treats from nature. Soaking them in!!!
    Happy Friday !

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  13. Wow Barbara, you certainly amaze me with your haikus! So beautiful. Especially love the "red leaves punctuate the brown stream debris" Red and gold confetti also very fun! Thank you for sharing your beautiful words and photos, really gave me a nice Autumn lift :-)

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  14. I love these haiku and photos. Brilliant.

    "neither picasso nor monet painted this"

    ...made me grin. Thanks for the smile!

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  15. My first visit here and I love it. Your cool embrace feathered in leaves of gold, orange, pink, red, and green. I'd love to walk down the road with you. Lovely haiku.

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  16. Oh, I really enjoyed all your photos and haiku. Autumn is my favourite time of year and you have paid tribute to it beautifully!

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  17. Love this post., we were both enjoying berries i see!

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  18. To rest here awhile in your vision and verse is a lovely way to spend time on this misty Saturday morning! x

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  19. Super images - and I liked the neckalce and the last haiku especially.

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  20. Love this shots!! As much as I enjoy spring, fall has always been my favorite season. The crisp air, the gorgeous colors. I am a fan of reds, yellows, and oranges.

    Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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  21. Lovely photos. I hate to see the leaves fall from the trees but they are so beautiful while they are doing it.

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  22. the abundant gratitude of autumn, the haiku dance, the rich colors
    simply wonderful.

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  23. Blown away by the beauty of your words and pictures. "Who dropped red and gold confetti everywhere?" Brilliant imagery.

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  24. What a treasure trove of haiku. I couldn't choose a favorite! Nice photos too.

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  25. Lovely photos - autumn is such a beautiful season. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  26. Beautiful reflections--and you found wonderful examples of color!

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  27. Those photos are all so peaceful and full of beautiful colors!

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  28. You've really captured the colors here, but I still see some green peeking through. Here's Mine

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  29. Beautiful prose underscoring the captures of nature aging gracefully♫

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  30. WoW! I spend way too much time on one haiku...it was truly a pleasure to feast on one after another, all telling the stories of fall. Oh, and I think that we're all fickle in our desires!!!

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  31. So many beautiful images, but I particularly love the second and last pics :-)

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  32. Gorgeous fall colors just can't be beat.

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  33. Awesome! What a treat Barbara ... you were on a roll here with writing haiku and those wonderful photo's of Autumn. This is really awesome ... thank you for sharing.

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  34. Each season holds it's own special magic...you capture this season, with it's cooling temps and glorious color perfectly

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  35. What a selection of great autumnal photos.

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  36. O my! glorious photos and words combined.
    ~Dawn

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  37. Oh, I missed this post! Glad I just caught up. Beautiful photos and words. Lovely haiku!

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