Ontario

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

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

Night ramble.

Though I’m always tired, I often find it difficult to sleep. Decided to pass the time with some photography. I’d normally edit the results, but I think a few of the photos stand up on their own. I hope everyone is well, and enjoying their day/night.

Forgotten Wilds

I used to wander the countryside, through the pines and the ceders

Greeting great maples and oaks, brimming with life

Occasional willows, walnut trees, birches barked in white

Giving way to little known meadows

Old places hid from memory, each a breathing echo

Deeply rooted in the past

Centuries standing either side of the path

Adventures, lost

Before satellite maps

Severed from the Sun

Groaning joints and weakened limbs

Sickly little tree of sin

Slim and sinuous

Like a whip

Of mort-flesh, cut in strips

Ripped apart by stormy weather

The skies aren’t likely to get better

Severed from the pretty Sun

I live rooted in the mud