Wordless Wednesday: On the Lake

Autumn Ducks

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Monochrome Monday: Enter the Underworld

Entrance to the Underworld bw

descend into the earth

and find shelter within tangled mycelium

warmed by a blanket of fallen leaves and dirt

whilst earthworms coil amidst encapsulated

dreams of sunlight’s return

*

sleep in peaceful slumber

untouched by the Crone’s icy tears

by the crystalline frosts and bitter snowfalls

as she mourns her fallen consort and

awaits the turning wheel

WPC: Autumn Flame

Autumn Candle

the flame sways

in meditative radiance

*

remembering days filled with laughter amidst

autumnal golds and browns

*

breathing air thick with scents of

damp earth and ripe berries and rotting plants

and sugarbeet

*

a small hand held

within age-gnarled fingers

frog wellies stomping through

fallen leaves

*

 days now circled beneath the wheel

gone but not forgotten

*

as the flame sways

Autumn candle

This post is for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is Rounded.

I’ve actually had these pictures on my computer for a while now. I was just wondering what to do with them when I spotted this week’s WPC. I thought they’d fit the theme perfectly.

Candle in Autumn Bowl

Changing Seasons: September 2017

Autumn's Arrival

seasons shift

decorating the land

in daubs of gold

finger paints wildly applied

joy articulated with a

child’s exuberance

whilst leaves crunch

underfoot

During September, the signs of autumn have become increasingly rife in the meadow and in the wooded area beside the stream. The first leaves have begun to turn, shades of golden brown decorating the treetops, whilst fruits and berries have swollen in colourful array. Toadstools carpet the ground underfoot. But summer has continued to linger in the final blush of flowers scattered amongst the damp grasses – purple clover, and the vivid yellows of dandelion and hawksbeard – whilst many trees are yet to shift out of their summer garb, clinging to the green as long as they are able.

This post is for Cardinal Guzman’s Changing Seasons monthly photo challenge. To see how the meadow, wooded area and stream have appeared at other times of the year, please check out the Changing Seasons category at the top of the page.

Don’t forget to click on the galleries for better views of the pictures!