Poetry Sunday-Fall Colors





 Fall Colors



Flowers pale, but color remains

The sky’s on fire all through the gray.

Orange, yellow, red dominate the surrounds

High in the trees and low on the ground.

While fall rolls along, it soon will all fade

Back to brown and the rich shades of clay.



 © Donna Donabella 2012




Autumn (or Fall as it is sometimes called) in the northeast United States is quite beautiful.  Something to be celebrated.  So as Fall begins to move through my garden and the surrounding area, I am showcasing it with some of my favorite poems I wrote a few years ago.



I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.  Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.

fall colors collage

I am also linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday, and with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.  


I am joining in another wonderful meme at  A Spirit of Simplicity.  It is called Tuesday Afternoon where Kara celebrates a nice slow day in a busy week.  Check out her blog and the meme on Tuesday.



If you enjoy reading this blog, I welcome you to share it with others. I enjoy spreading the blog love, and I appreciate all who come and read my blogs. 






Special Note:  The pictures here were taken at one of my favorite spots to observe Autumn, Beaver Lake Nature Center.  These were taken in 2010.  Soon these colors will be showing themselves again.



I leave you with a few additional words about Fall Colors.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

fall colors

All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2015.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

79 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Fall Colors”

  1. I love the play on colours falling..they may fall and change but always there is colour – thankfully – and as I skipped through this with you..it made me feel like i was in a magical forest were all colour is both welcomed and embraced because it means we can still see it and enjoy it – if we choose

  2. I was sitting on the porch yesterday as dinner was grilling, looking around and noticed the first fringes of color change on the trees. There was one tree that was spotted with brilliant reds and oranges. I thought perhaps we had a new fruit tree the changed leaves were so vibrant. We are having a bit of an indian summer. It was 94 yesterday. I so look forward to the relief of cooler weather. Nice use of color to tell the tale in your verse.

  3. Yes, we have to enjoy the colors while they last, even though they may not be the colors of summer. It will be such a short time until there is only tan and grey…and then, horrors, white. You have a way, with these words, of making us truly appreciate the beauty of the present season!

  4. Imagine living with that view everyday from this side of the lake. A poem to do that justice. I can never resist saying how fabulous this blog is without fail. The work and heart you pour into it always shows. Thank you.

  5. Such GLORIOUS photos. Our colors havent started to turn yet, but soon they will. I love fall’s display of color so much. I enjoyed your poem and, especially, the photos. Sigh.

  6. You have painted such a vivid and beautiful image of Autumn.. one of my favorite seasons 😀
    Beautifully executed!

    Lots of love,

  7. Fall is just starting to show her colors here, it will probably be a couple of more weeks until there is a full array of brilliant hues. That picture is lovely. The warmth of autumn truly shows.

  8. “The sky’s on the fire” – I love that! Beautiful picture you found. Sometimes colors changing not too fast…I used to love to chase them from the park to another park…

  9. Happy Autumn Donna, Lovely fall images, the colors are just gorgeous. It is still green around here, just a few colors here and there. I am in no hurry for fall to come and go. It is a beautiful time of the year. I love your poem and images. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

  10. gorgeous colors, both in photo and words.
    i was just back from ZQ’s blog and you guys just made me wished i can have your seasons over here. right now outside my window, the night sky is a shade of rusty red, but in the morning all i will see is a veil of grey, from the smoke and haze drifting in from forest fires in a neighboring country.

  11. Donna, the photo with the reflection of autumnal trees is awesome. We’re starting to get some colour, especially since the nights are cooler now. I love this time of year.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  12. Absolutely beautiful. Oh my goodness, both words and picture. I am in New England and fall is the most beautiful season here. Our trees are not so colorful yet but they are getting there. My favorite time of year. thank you for joining with us at Tuesday Afternoon.

  13. I love fall….except for allergies. The runny noise, the watery eyes, and the blowing of the nose. Still my favorite is yet to come, winter is the king of all seasons, decked in crystals, total transformation…end of the year! Anticipation of the new year to come.

  14. I love Autumn, too, and look forward to the color explosion and crunchy walks and cooler nights
    and afternoons gentle enough to walk black dogs at noon:) That is happiness, in my book.
    I hope you enjoy these last long sweet sips from your garden, friend:)

  15. Absolutely stunning views. Your first photo I’m not sure which I enjoy most, the real thing or the reflection!

  16. And THIS is why Autumn is my favorite time of the year. OF COURSE. But then, I grew up in Michigan…up north, in other words…and can totally relate. It’s beautiful here in the Netherlands, too, thankfully. Otherwise I’m afraid I’d be way too homesick. 🙂

    Thanks, Donna, as always, for sharing your world there.

    1. I know what you mean Ginnie. When I was living in AZ going to graduate school, I did get homesick for the 4 seasons and especially seeing so much green in summer and then the colors of fall. Big reason I moved back here.

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