The Autumn colors finally arrived! Last year the woods were colorful near the end of October. I had almost given up for this year. But it seems like overnight the forest bloomed with yellows, oranges and reds. I’m blessed to live in an area where the seasonal changes are within my view.
I enjoy working in the kitchen because of the view. When I look out the window I see the forest instead of houses and roads. We do have neighbors fairly close by, but it feels like we’re in the middle of the woods.
Earlier this morning as I was leaving Jones Gap State Park I had to stop the car and take a photo. The drive is so beautiful with all the colors made more vivid by the rain.
In the forest thick
Colors orange, red and green
Shout their last hurrah
Loosening their grip
Leaves begin their final dance
Twirling to the ground
Wind blows to and fro
Once fresh foliage now has died
Colors turn to brown
Boots make crunching sound
On this woodland carpet dry
As I stroll along
They flow among the hills.
They give drink to every beast of the field;
The wild donkeys quench their thirst.
By them the birds of the heavens have their home;
They sing among the branches.
He waters the hills from His upper chambers;
The earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works.