Autumn Days and Falling Leaves

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.


A view from my porch.


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.


autumn colors
View from my kitchen window


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.


View as I’m leaving Jones Gap State Park


Autumn Leaves


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

~gayl wright~


Another view at Jones Gap


Stream at Jones Gap


Psalm 104:10-13 (NKJV)


He sends the springs into the valleys;

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.


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33 thoughts on “Autumn Days and Falling Leaves

  1. Dear Gayl, What beautiful photos and words! It has been a slow season of color here also! We have some trees totally empty (more normal for now,) and some trees that are still full of bright leaves! It is so amazing to see the ways that the woods have a “mood” all their own. I love this phrase from the Scripture passage you chose: “The earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works.” Such a good lesson to learn! Blessings, love and hugs to you! xoxo

    1. Dear Bettie, Thank you! The big oak tree by the corner of the house has pretty much lost all its leaves, but others still have leaves clinging to them. There is always something to see in the woods and always interesting. Yes, I thought the Scripture fit in well. 🙂 Blessings, love and hugs right back to you, dear sister! xoxo

  2. Dear Gayl, I love your beautiful poem and photographs! What an amazing view you have outside your kitchen window. It must make doing the chores there a little more pleasurable than they usually are. I shall think of you as you echo the birds and “sing among the branches” while savouring the majesty of those incredible trees. These autumnal colours are a feast for the soul! Blessings and love to you. xoxo

    1. Dear, Joy, Thank you so much! Yes, I love just looking out and seeing the woods. When we first moved to South Carolina, we lived in a house where the kitchen window view was an interstate highway, so this is quite an improvement. 🙂 I think Autumn is my favorite season with its lovely colors and cooler weather and beauty!

      Blessings and love right back to you, dear sister! xoxo

  3. Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing the beauty with me – Central Florida has beautiful skies this time of year but I miss the changing leaves and the beautiful colors created by the changing seasons! Beautiful words as well. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Robin! I grew up in Jacksonville and I always wanted to see the changing leaves and colors, but we didn’t get much, either. South Carolina is full of the autumn beauty! Thanks for your encouragement.

      Blessings to you!

  4. Truly stunning photography, Gayl. And I always enjoy reading your poems.
    We don’t have much of a color change here in the desert. I appreciate seeing yours. 😊
    Thank you for sharing your beauty with us.

  5. I agree that autumn colors show up even more beautifully against a gray sky. Each year, some of the trees near my house look as if they are internally luminescent they’re so bright!

    1. Oh, yes, that happens here, too. I think maybe it’s the sun hitting in just the right way to really make the colors shine! Thanks for visiting today! 🙂 Blessings to you, dear sister! xo

    1. Yes, I am thankful for the beautiful view. Glad you enjoyed the pictures! I love “road” pictures, too, esp. with the leaves falling and the colors! Thanks for visiting, Jerralea!

      Blessings to you!

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