Getting the crops in

Final season of bounty

Autumn arrives in a deciduous county

Colours set to bloom

Forest greens taking on hues

Red, orange and yellow

Purple and white

Resting at your feet

Painting the sky

Scattered on high winds

Falling leaves

Apples to pick

At Dusk

Evening bloom takes the eye

Drawing in for night

Quiet garden in the last light

Tucks itself in tight

Time for rest

Bud, beast or man

All sleep to pass the time

All silent in their beds

Forecast Warning

Foreboding horizon

Dark skies approach

First a distant rumbling

Then the sudden cold

Wind, rain and thunder rolls

Like waves, the crashing lightning

Silhouettes of the oaks

Bent like a coward’s back

Under threat from summer skies

Painted shades of grey and black

I’m back, and perhaps a little worse for wear. I hope everyone had a pleasant weekend. I spent mine up north, and relaxed a couple days. I don’t leave the house often, so it was a nice change of scenery, even though I lived up there for a decade. I passed by a couple of my old haunts. I was happy to see they’re still around. If you’ve never lived in northern Canada, you probably wouldn’t like it, but the trees and the hidden glades are as much a part of me as I am of the mosquitos.

Enjoy the rest of your day, wherever you are.

Warm regards,

J.C – Lloyd

Lost Transitions

Familiar blooms, taken for granted

Planted in good faith

Things aren’t how they used to be

The seasons seem to change

No space between

From winter to summer

Shorter falls and shorter springs

Flora struggling

Harder to take root

Cracked earth, bearing little fruit

Find Spring

Try to outrun the weather

Clouds sever, disconnected from the sun

Bearing down

Storm brewing in the door yard

Hard rain

Soil begging for days

The dry spell is over

Sky coming down in waves

Coleoptera And The Like

The green returns

Life’s yearning in the shades

Songs of Spring

Sung by smaller things

Hid away beneath the grass

Some rise, some fall still as you pass

Compound eyes, iridescent sheen

Insects at their work

Some below, some come on wing