While warm summer is probably my favorite season, I have a soft spot for fall. It's a colorful season full of reds, oranges, and other fiery colors. It means cuddling with blankets, wearing cute scarves, and sipping warm cups of tea.
But mostly I love fall because it reminds me of one of my favorite childhood fairy tales called, "The Leaf in the Shape of a Key" by Joan Aiken. It's about boy who rides his bike beneath trees in fall, catching all shapes and colors of leaves. The last leaf is in the shape of a key, and it opens a door in the base of a tree.
I rode my bike under a lot of trees as a kid hoping to recreate the magic, but unfortunately, it's a little less whimsical when you live in a neighborhood of pine trees.
Still, fall is a time of nostalgia for me and the photograph “Skin and Bones” by Thechildrensang really keyed into my memories.
- What does the fall season remind you of?
- Have you seen any great deviations of autumn?
Share your thoughts and links in the comments!
Leaves of green turn gold
fluttering to the ground
scattered across the grass
where many colors are found
Cool and crisp air
blows the trees empty
as the sun warms the earth
while it prepares to go to sleep
Shades of red, yellow, and brown
color the autumn landscape
bursting the hillsides with color
providing a beautiful escape
Fall brings with it celebrations
new smells fill the air
the scent of harvest and spices
and pumpkins all seem to be there
It's a time for family and friends
a greeting to the coming cold
a goodbye to the summer sun
time for the harvest spice and leaves of gold