Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Colors of Fall

Skies of cobalt, azure, cerulean . . .
Ultramarine, aquamarine, sapphire true.
Marches of mountains, amethyst, damson
Disappearing in diaphanous blue.

Trees tapestried and tesellated . . .
Kaleidoscopic and stippled
Bronze, copper, nut-brown,
Golden, gilt, gilded,
Scarlet, cardinal, vermilion,
Carmine, crimson, magenta . . .

A color riot, a tumult, a rowdy rumpus,
A Saturnalia of tints and hues
Runs wild along the mountain ridges
Splashing peaks and slopes
With all the shades of fall.

Below, in the still hollow,
A lone sourwood glows coral
And pearly blue-gray mushrooms
Complement a poplar leaf.

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Susan M. Bell said...

Did you take the great photos this morning? Our colors up here include white. We have a nice dusting of snow on the ground. (I'll be posting a few photos on my blog in a bit.)

Isn't this early for snow? Makes me happy, though. I love it, and I hope it's a sign of things to come this winter. :-)

Vicki Lane said...

Nope, I wrote this post yesterday and pre-posted it last night.

You'll see my snow pictures tomorrow:-)

Anonymous said...

We spent last week in a mountaintop cabin outside of Waynesville and the colors were spectacular. Home again in Georgia and back to work, but we'll be back to our 'home away from home' in the spring. In the meantime, your pictures have to satisfy my mountain cravings.

Lynne from GA

Vicki Lane said...

Hey Lynne - You timed your getaway well. It's quite cold right now and we're huddling by the fire -- but it's still pretty outside.

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