I know, I know, fall officially arrived September 21. However, here in Mississippi we always seem to be a little behind everyone else, and that includes the changing seasons.
Yesterday we had 80’s weather but last night the winds of fall came in on a much needed rain storm.
In honor of the falling leaves here’s a little Crow poem with pictures taken just today.
On The Arrival of Fall in Mississippi
by Dancing Crow
Fall arrived today, although not announced
I felt it in the air.
That touch of crisp
Whirling and brief, yet decidedly there.
Smelling all clean and free
from the usual despair.
I just saw a leaf
Fall from a tree
Swishing, afloat on the late summer wind
The very first I’ve happened to see
Still green, lithe, still able to bend.
I really love summer. I do!
But autumn has snuck in
And I can’t say I’m sorry
To see it begin.
In fact, it feels
to end one thing and start something new.
That leaf reminds me that things always change.
And brings me hope of helping something be
As it should.
As I want it to be.
A new chance to make it all good.
There’s that smell again,
Gently moving the tips of the tree tops.
Soon, I guess, it’ll be time to put away
The flip flops.
Till next year.
You know, it’s rather nice to breathe air
and not steam
Before long, I’ll be eating hot chili
instead of ice cream
No, it won’t be long now –
an old sweater, some firewood and the big rake will be calling.
And hey, look!
there’s another leaf