Leaf crowns

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Autumn is for children.

Too soon comes Autumn, as nipping the heels
Of unwary Summer, it stealthily seals
Small changes in heavily leaf-laden trees.
Summer fruits begin dropping, balanced astride
Branches festooned, in which Autumn takes hide
Before battle commences it’s shivery breeze
Which scatters browned leaves, to bring to their knees
Beaten down Summer days of warm ease.

Autumn comes running, nor waits to abide
While brave Summer blooms adjust to it’s ride.
It tosses, relentless, all ‘Summer’ it sees
Havocing treetops, nor does it allay
It’s mischievous goadings for yet one more day.
Scurrying birds sense each warning of chill.
Consistently peck around my window-sill,
Fattening on seeds before temperatures freeze.

Autumn comes running
To stay.

Fay Slimm

 

flower and autumn leaf wreathes

 

autumn leaf harvesting

Collect leaves from trees as they change from green to gold to red.

 

leaf crafts

Weave stems of fallen leaves together to build an autumn crown.

 

leaf crown

Crown children in a halo of golden abundance

children crafting

Tie a ribbon with leaves about the wrist.

 

Autumn bird feeding

Feed the birds as winter nears.

 

Mushrooms fruit in earnest before the deep cold arrives.

Mushrooms fruit in earnest before the deep cold arrives.

Admire harvest fruits. Miro berries feed our Kererru.

Admire harvest fruits. Miro berries feed our Kererru.

Berries ripen as Autumn deepens.

Berries ripen as Autumn deepens.

Autumn crafts.

Observe the signs of Autumn around us, bracket fungi on trees.

 

Autumn crafts

Enjoy the cooler days, forests get carpeted in fallen leaves and the canopy above changes colour.

1 Comment

  • Reply March 11, 2015

    Juliet

    Beautiful Sian! So closely observed and photographed. I love the autumn crown and the miro berries.

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