All Too Soon

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them.”
–John Ruskin

all too soon

Today was such a beautiful autumn day. It makes me glad I live in New England.

The dead leaves sweep
through the winding roads
always moving with the wind

The bare trees stretch
out to the distant sky
reaching and reaching

The dim sun fades
into purple dusk
all too soon

Apple Orchards in June

A picture I took last fall while apple picking with my family.

A picture I took last fall while apple picking with my family.

I dream of apple orchards in June

The flower buds are too silent,
I prefer the crunch of leaves

I dream of green grass in January

The snowbanks are too high,
I wish they’d turn to ash with a summer breeze

With the languid months my mind wanders
To the discovery of a key
That seems to open a new door
To a place I’d rather be