Welcome Back Autumn

The winds of change are blowing Leaves tumble and twirl in delight Autumn arrives with a wet kiss on summer's cheek Refreshing the earth, the air, my soul Days darken sooner with a refreshing coolness Night lingers longer with a crispness in the morning breeze Welcome back Autumn! ©Belindabotzong2018

Morning in Leavenworth

Bright face of sunshine rises above Hues of pine, spruce, and fir against Cerulean sky backdrop Lazy, shallow, dark currents of river caress boulders and ripple over pebbles Meandering toward the sea in no hurry to leave this place of rich beauty Flocks of birds call out musical notes Trills like flutes and squawks in … Continue reading Morning in Leavenworth

December Transition

Winter windbreaker Raincoat layered over fleece Elements of autumn retreat Forces of winter advance Battling for a place on the calendar Bitter cold endless drizzle punctuated with icy flakes Indecisive December deceives with her sudden clear blue skies Inviting visitors on pleasant walks in the brief bursts of sunshine Poofy white billowy clouds pull the … Continue reading December Transition

Northwest November

It’s that time of year * Rivers rise and flood over their banks Gray torrents of currents Raindrops pour down Colorless To fill the earth with puddles and mud * Clouds fill the sky with slate and gray and white and black Swirling and twirling Chasing one other across the horizon Fighting to envelope the … Continue reading Northwest November

Skagit Flats Autumn and Sunset

Patchwork quilt of crops Fields of golden stubble and deep rich furrows Shorn of their heavy loads Entire valley bathed in iridescent golden light Shadows quickly stretching long then longer Ball of sun melting behind the islands Dripping into the bay Racing against time Clouds stretched like taffy across mountaintops Dramatically changing tints of rose … Continue reading Skagit Flats Autumn and Sunset

Autumn Musings of a Hummingbird

Perched in the bare branches Hummingbird surveys his territory Singing of days gone by when nectar was plentiful and sun reflected beauty in the garden He watches the squirrel gather her acorns from the nearly bare oak tree then run across the top of the fence to her hiding place He sees the scattered leaves … Continue reading Autumn Musings of a Hummingbird

November Storm

After the dark dreary downpour the world brightens Clouds hang dark and low over the islands Creating shadows and mystery Sunlight pours through the cracked sky Bathing the gray harbor waters in silver The air is crisp and fresh with a hint of snow wafting somewhere in the breeze High tide pours over the edge … Continue reading November Storm

Farewell October

Slowly it builds Molten golden sunrise Flames rising in the morning sky Casting its red and gold and crimson shades over the maples and cottonwoods and birch hanging with ornaments matching the color of the sunrise - Slowly it fades Shimmering golden blanket sunset Flames rising from the evening sky Casting its red and gold … Continue reading Farewell October

Yearning

She walked along the Multicolored crunching path - Beneath the golden canopy Wrapped in layers Red and green Orange and yellow - Lengthened shadows at just that time of day - When sunlight - Ripples through the falling leaves - Dapples everything in that certain light - That happens only this time of year. - … Continue reading Yearning

Watch and See

Hummingbird telegraphs the news from high in the elderberry bush, joined by taps from a little woodpecker Look, It's Autumn!! Watch the willow let her limbs flow freely See the rustling leaves fly across the lawns Watch the snow geese gather in the fields, covered in pure white, trumpeting their arrival See a solitary giant … Continue reading Watch and See