Tuesday, October 6, 2009

As Leaves


This sky of cloud and blue,
That bends the tall grass,
Tugs the fading frond,
Carries flakes of color,
Turning them, tipping them,
Setting them to rest
within the fields of amethyst and gold,
As with a fallen leaf.






Fields of goldenrod and aster

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24 comments:

KGMom said...

Lovely, Nina--simply lovely.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

A beautiful poem Nina. The photos go with it so well. Even though you don't need pictures because you paint so vividly with words.

Lene said...

Beautiful and harmonic post :)

Sylvia K said...

Lovely words and pictures as always, Nina. But as Lisa wrote, your words create as beautiful pictures as your photos! How delightful to be able to enjoy them both!

Have a great day!

Sylvia

photowannabe said...

Lovely photos and a lovely poem.
I enjoyed this post so much.

Janie said...

Beautiful photos and poetry!

Linda Jacobs said...

A wonderful pairing of words and pictures!

And thanks for identifying the asters. I've been seeing them everywhere but had no idea what their name was.

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Lovely photos and post. Every day I want to get out, ramble the woods and fields and prairie patches…take countless photos. I simply never get enough of these autumn days.

nina at Nature Remains. said...

Linda, these asters (with the large darker-purpled heads) are New England Asters--important as late bloomers for butterflies--especially the Monarchs fueling for migration.

Tumblewords: said...

Always such a lovely place to visit! Thank you!

Ginnymo said...

What beautiful photos Nina! Love that little poem also. The colors are fading fast around here. But now I can see through the woods again!! Ha!

letspaintnature said...

You have such a talent to translate what you see into what we can feel.
Chris

magiceye said...

Lovely!

Roger Owen Green said...

Lovely!. The leaves in Albany, NY are near peak for fall foliage.

Reader Wil said...

Very inspiring words and gorgeous photos, Nina!

Carolyn Ford said...

Beautiful...

scienceguy288 said...

So good to be back here at long last. Like a breath of fresh air.

Grace and Bradley said...

How nice you have blend the colors together. We got the feeling that Fall is coming.

Misty Dawn said...

LOVE that top photo.
Asters are one of my favorite flower... they bloom when the other wildflowers are beginning to fade away, AND they are PURPLE (my fave)!!!

Appalachian Lady said...

Nina--you have captured so beautifully in words and photos what I have been seeing (but not been able to photograph like you!). Thanks!

Nukke said...

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Mary said...

Goldenrod and Aster. I would frame it. This whole post is soothing and so pretty, Nina!

Cosmos said...

I see all the Nature through your blog!

The Tile Lady said...

Beautiful poem...and what is it about the golds and purples of fall that tug so strongly at the heart! The photos were great!