The Splendor of Autumn

It’s November and autumn is still very much alive here. This month, known as the month to give thanks in the U.S., holds many things to be thankful for and one of them, for me, is the beauty of this season.  There’s so much to love about autumn.

Autumn in all its splendor

When leaves begin to sparkle

All dressed in pretty colors

We look in awe and marvel

It’s when nature puts on its best

To deliver up a show

Trees stand stately before us all

And in the sunlight glow 

Acorns scattered beneath some branches

With a crunch under our feet

The sights and sounds are marvelous

Before everything falls asleep

We can sit among the wonder

Or walk a tree lined path or lane

Wherever we go or whatever we do

The trees are here to entertain

Take notice in each moment

Don’t let them pass you by

Be present in all the blessings

Look up at the color near the sky

The red, orange, yellow and brown

Against the backdrop sky of blue

Is a gift for all of us to accept

In every different hue

At the end of this spectacular show

It will end so gracefully and slow 

While leaves loosen their grip, dance and sway 

They’ll reveal the beauty of letting go

The breezes will carry them along

Like swinging cradles in the air

The trees will take a final bow 

And for the next season, they’ll be bare

Seasons always change and winter’s up next

But this beautiful show will return

For every year in a well ordered plan

Leaf colors will again brightly burn

Poem and Photography by: Nancy Janiga ©2021

 

19 thoughts on “The Splendor of Autumn

  1. So beautiful. The blessings of the autumn colors are endless. Who, but God, did this for us to enjoy. The pictures and poem are so wonderful. Thank you, dear Friend.❤️

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  2. Thank you for this beautiful poem! Autumn is such a gift! I’ve really been enjoying my walks in this season. Thank the Lord & all His splendor! ❤️😊🧡🍁🍂

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  3. Fall is my favorite! Beautiful words and photos!

    We just moved to Fort Collins, CO, and the colors of sunrises/sunsets, and trees are amazing.

    With all that artistry, how can a person not believe in our amazing God (The Creator) in heaven?

    Thank you for sharing such beauty with us🌅🍂❤️

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    1. Thank you so much, Bernadette. Fall is my favorite season too.

      I remember reading on one of your blog posts that you moved from CA to CO. I’m sure that you are really enjoying fall in Colorado. I have a friend who lives there and I’ve seen some of her photos on Instagram. The beautiful colors are similar to ours.

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      1. I agree! We have fewer autumn colors here in our area. A lot of our trees, like the olive, are evergreen. Leaves turn mostly yellow, and the grape leaves a combination of red and yellow. Nothing compared to my Michigan childhoods!

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  4. Beautiful post, dear Nancy. Amen to this line: “We look in awe and marvel.” It amazes me how each year the colors astound us even though we’ve seen them before. Can you imagine how amazing Heaven will be?
    Blessings ~ Wendy Mac

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    1. Oh yes! The beauty we see here is just a little glimpse of the amazing beauty we will see in heaven. Thank you for reading my poem and for your comment, Wendy. ❤️

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