Poetry Sunday-Memories of Fall




Memories of Fall



What are the sounds, the smells of fall?

Do you remember them one and all-

The scent of the leaves beginning to fall,

The howl of chill winds and mournful calls.

The crow’s lonesome caw adrift on the wing,

Has me dreaming already of flowers in spring.



 © Donna Donabella 2012




As Fall begins, I am already dreaming of  my garden in spring.   It is easy to get lost in contemplation as I move about the fall garden.  And that is because, in autumn I am planting garlic, moving plants and getting the garden ready for its long sleep.



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.

memory of fall 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.



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Special Note:  The pictures here are again of Beaver Lake Nature Center in Autumn 2010.




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

memories of fall

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-Memories of Fall”

    1. As fall continues the crow’s caw is sometimes the only thing breaking the silence…it is an amazing sound…so glad you picked that line to love….it means a lot to me!

  1. There is sadness of course but the changing seasons are like a huge clock ticking away telling us don’t waste a second of your time.

  2. The photo really plunged me in the forest…your words made me think how different things are around us as the seasons change – the smell of the air…the movement of the wind…the changing colours…perhaps we remember them when we experience them again or when they are gone – like spring…

  3. Yes, as we savor the smells and sights that fall graces us with, so do we also once again dream of spring. It is human nature…but hopefully we will enjoy the beauty that is now.

  4. That smell and sense, I felt it walking today in the beautiful sunshine.. a glorious fall, and just like the bulbs I bury, there is some spring in the air.

  5. I also loved what “Old Egg” wrote! Plus I adore the name. That second photograph where we see the distance and the close up square of the woods just knocked me out. Amazing! As one of your commenters wrote: we are “plunged” into the forest. I loved that.

  6. Beautiful photos and how your words speak so beautifully of fall. I love this time of year and yearn for it in the spring as you yearn for spring in the fall. I enjoyed the words but the photos carried those words to such an amazing level of wow. Kanzensakura is Hayes Spencer

  7. Hi Donna, your poem made me think of how people miss a season and then when we get to that season we suddenly wish for the next season. It’s kind of a universal feeling isn’t it?

  8. And though we each dream of Spring.. we strive to move along with the changes that each season brings.. especially fall.. I believe this is the one season that helps us relate to change.. and adapt as well. Beautifully executed 🙂

    Lots of love,

  9. Ah, we really forget every year the smell of fall, longing to see these colors changing, the wind not so cool, but in these last warmer days, I’m trying remember the kindness of summer…really inspiring your lines, Donna.

  10. I love the fall and so much appreciate your poem and pictures. They are spectacular. Hope you enjoy this time, Spring will arrive soon enough. Thank you for the beautiful picture you share.

  11. Beautiful Autumn poem. I am a spring and summer person, but I do enjoy the fall colors. Lovely post and images.

    Wishing you a happy day and new week ahead!

  12. Gorgeous, Donna. I miss the changing colors (don’t get that here) so I am really enjoying seeing the colors in everyone’s blog posts! I adore fall…. bring it on! Have a lovely week.

  13. what wondrous colors. like you, my total sensoria is engulfed by the aesthetics of the fall, i too am now awaiting the colors of spring letting the cold of winters breath partake only in my dreams. my aging soul and incarnate being does not bode well with the cold of winter’s hand



  14. Our vibrant reds are yet to come, another couple of weeks!
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday, love the collage of red leaves.

  15. Beautiful photos and mosaics of fall. There is a tinge of melancholy with the change from summer to autumn, but I love the energy that autumn holds – such vibrant colors and crisp air.

  16. Hello,Donna
    The photo of the red maple leaves is pretty and mosaic too!
    As an English learner,it is not so easy for me to read poems in English all the time, but I really like this sentence ” Has me dreaming already of flowers in spring”. Thank you for sharing. Have a good new week ahead.

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