Friday, October 8, 2010

Autumn Bliss

Farm at night

The nights bring a chill to the air

The sounds of football and marching bands become Friday night staples

I walk on crunchy, colored leaves

The candle light in the windows flickers in the evening dusk

A hot cup of coffee

A steaming mug of hot chocolate

Big, orange pumpkins for sale, by the side of the road

The honking of geese in the distance

Farmers harvesting their crops well into the night

Combine headlights looking like alien UFO's in the fields.

Sweaters pulled out of storage

Snuggling under soft blankets

The world is having one last fashion show of color

Before it settles into it's winter rest





  1. Ahhhh's expected to hit 94 on Sunday here in California. I mourn for what I've NEVER HAD. I'm saving up and we're headed out your way for SURE. Please have the hot chocolate ready. I'll bring the marshmallows. Should we wait a couple of months until we need long underwear? I really want to need to wear long underwear. I just think I'd be cute.

  2. Kim,
    94!!! You poor thing. Well, some people love warm weather year round. I'm just not one of them:) I like definite seasons. Right now it is getting down into the 40's and 50's at night. 60's during the day...but the beginning of next week it is in the low 70's before dropping back down. Definitely hot chocolate weather.
    Long underwear will be in a couple of months. I have different colors. Not that anyone really SEES my long underwear. But, hey....I know.
    You could wear long underwear in CA. You might get all hot and sweaty though.....I also have a winter hat with furry lined ear flaps. I look like Nanook of the North.....BUT, my ears are warm. I'll send you pictures of snow this winter, okay?

  3. Good afternoon Dawn. I read this and remembered that you are writing a poem for October 27th Poetic License, right?! I hope so. I saved you a spot.

    I guess I like the different seasons too but I don't like it cold and I don't like it hot. A nice range between 60 and 80 would be great for me. And wouldn't you know it, now I want a cup of half coffee and half cocoa. I do like snow if I don't have to drive in it.

  4. Nice post Dawn! You kinda made me hungry for chilli.