Cool and crisp is the air today,
Autumnal aromas on the breeze.
Shrubs of evergreen, all blending
with gold-flecked broad-leaf trees.
Berry-bright brown hedgerows,
a precious feast for birds to share.
Apples waiting to be harvested,
so tempting hanging there.
Cold spells will change the colours,
to Autumn glory unsurpassed.
Giving that display we love
and remember from the past.
Soon the grass will be a carpet
of russet, red and gold.
When trees shed lacy foliage,
as they have since days of old.
copyright Ann Wilson