Saturday, November 19, 2016

Local Saturday -Fall Haiku

The leaves have fallen
On the brink of winter poised
Bitter winds coming

What is it about fall that makes us want to write poems?

Perhaps it's the vibrant colors?  Or is it something more?

Our vibrant colors are gone, replaced now with rust and bareness.  We poise on the knife edge of winter.  By tomorrow, the winds will whip and the ground will be white.

But we will always remember fall.

On Wednesday, my guest photographer and I walked by the Broome County Courthouse near Binghamton, New York. It was so peaceful, just us and the squirrels.
One squirrel climbed a tree and dared me to take its photo. - It cocked its head as I spoke gently to it.

I got closer and closer, stopping to click.

Still closer.

And finally, almost too close.

Where workers ate lunch
Only the squirrels remain
Preparing for snow.

Day 19 of NaBloPoMo.

19 comments:

  1. Love that color on the burning bush. Mine is right by the front door and protected so it never gets that rich red.

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    1. This was an excellent year for burning bush color here in upstate New York - I wonder if our drought had anything to do with it. Alas, I don't own one.

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  2. Lovely! Autumn is my favorite season-feeling the air change with the colors of the leaves.

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    1. I only dislike fall because what follows. If only we could go right from autumn into spring.

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    1. Thank you. I'm not a habitual haiku writer and I don't follow any classical rules. But those photos, I thought, called for one (or two).

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  4. Fall's bright colours inspire everyone ☺ nice haiku

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    1. Thank you. I know we are so fortunate here to get the fall color and I love to share it.

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  5. I don't have those fall colors here in Texas so thanks for the photos. Brenda

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    1. Texas has some beautiful spring color. Happy to provide some fall color for you.

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  6. I think it would be fun to be a squirrel for a little while :)

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    1. It certainly would be fun to be able to do some of the climbing and leaping they are so good at.

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  7. So beautiful....loved the second one more......made me visualize the workers sitting and eating their lunch on bright summer days.....

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    1. At lunch in the summer, there are tables near where I took the squirrel pictures - and workers do go there to eat and soak up the sun.

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  8. Love this! Grew up in the area and the photos and poem make me nostalgic.

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    1. I hope you have many happy memories of this area.

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  9. Such a beautiful thought, the fall is always a wonderfull. Especially the colours that they bring about around us
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  10. oops my comment got lost but the pictures are beautiful and I can say this every time :)

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  11. Now I'm thinking of the movie Up. Squirrel!

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