Autumn In The Woods



If you want to live in Maine, you had better like trees. And I do.  I love them through every season.  They are so expressive in how they present themselves.  Never satisfied with how they look, they constantly update their wardrobe, presenting a new fashion for every season.

When I walked the dogs this morning, I observed the changes that have taken place in just the last week. Although green is still the predominant color, some leaves have already been discarded and lie silently along the roads, waiting to be influenced by the whims of the slightest breeze. Shades of red and gold are beginning to test their environment, almost as would a woman trying on a new dress, gently moving to and fro as if to say “how do I look”.

Autumn only officially arrived last Monday, but our forests have obviously been long in preparation.  As I sit here now, looking out at my patio and beyond, I revel in the scene set before me.  Streaks of sun move brazenly through the trees, casting shade and shadow wherever it ventures.  A calmness of being pervades the yard.  Soon, I know, my gaze will fall upon a much changed picture.  The sun will be stronger and cast a much enhanced beam as more foliage falls to natures floor.  Winds will become more aggressive, forcing the further flight of summers attire. And, when all has been removed and stored in preparation for another year, the sun will be free to fully warm the barren limbs.

Beauty in four acts, if you would.  Natures theater. Constant change.  New casts of characters converging upon the stage to the silent applause of the eye.  A constant reminder of the creation that is there but for our taking. 

About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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2 Responses to Autumn In The Woods

  1. quiall says:

    That is a wonderful way to look at trees! An ever changing wardrobe . . .brilliant!


  2. scifihammy says:

    A lovely descriptive piece. I also love trees and I envy you your changing seasons. 🙂


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