Happy Fall!

Blooming Goldenrod

Goldenrod has grown long yellow fingers.
A crowd of eager mums are mid-laugh as
Hedgehogs nibble skunk cabbage.
Even white snakeroot,
Abloom at the wood’s edge,
Looks deceptively harmless,
But the deer leave it be.
Purple asters open wide, tiny but cheery.
Summer fairies line their beds with milkweed down,
Make quilts of hydrangea petals and
Dodge spiky,Β armouredΒ chestnuts.
Dahlias bloom, large as dinner plates.

Purple Mums


Blooming White Snakeroot in MA


Blooming Purple Asters


Milkweed Seed

hydrangea blooming


Pink Dahlias in bloom


Happy Fall!

Note: The autumnal equinox is September 23, 2014, and this is the day summer changes to fall in the Northern Hemisphere, where I live in the USA. The earth is now tilting away from the sun and we will have shorter days and less warmth for 6 months.

34 thoughts on “Happy Fall!

  1. Happy Autumn!!! πŸ™‚ Or God HΓΈst, as we say in norwegian πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ This post is gorgeous!! πŸ™‚ It reminds me for some of reason of Anne of Green Gables! πŸ™‚ I love that book! πŸ™‚


  2. I like when you have your garden come to life, through your word pictures. I imagine the fingers of the goldenrod reaching out to touch the silky feel of the milkweed pods bursting open. I also enjoy your fairies quilts of colorful petals, Brenda! Fun times here, every day!

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