Fall Friends

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Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Side by side

They keep near

In the wind

In the rain.

Limb to limb

They hold hands,

Close company

They maintain.

Friends in all

Friends in fall.

 

 

For The Sunday Trees Challenge

 

Squirrel Away

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Photo: Amitai Asif

 

As cold wind blows

And worries grow,

Squirrel away

Soul sustenance

And stash fresh hope.

As harsh congeals

And harm leans close,

Squirrel away

Good words of heart:

They’ll help you cope.

 

 

For the RDP Sunday challenge: Squirrel

 

Pumpkin Pile

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

Orange heads

Large and small

Shelved and perched

In the mall

For each person

To haul

Home a flavor

Of fall.

 

 

For the October Photo a Day Challenge: Pumpkins

And for Sunday Stills: Orange

 

Turning In

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Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

As the cool nights

Begin,

Snow draws near

And she pulls in.

The verdant hues of

Summer’s green,

Slowly replaced with

Sleep’s bronze

Sheen.

 

 

For the Festival of Leaves Challenge

For the Photo for the Week: Red

Pink Remembering

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Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Spring recalls

How bushes previously bared

By frost and freeze,

Found a new lease

To bubble forth

A pink exuberance.

It is a good remembering

As fall emerges

To reclaim

The bushes’ leaves

Ahead of winter’s

Naked sleep.

 

 

For Pink: September Squares

 

Flower of First Rain

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Photo: Amitai Asif

 

It emerges in fall

Flowers preceding leaves

To mark the last

Breath of summer

And the bounty that winter

Will soon retrieve.

 

Colchicum stevenii grows in the Mediterranean region and throughout Israel, blooming between October and December. Its name in Hebrew “Sitvanit Ha’Yore” literally means “Fall flower of first rains.” Flowers range from 1-2 inches (2-5 centimeters), with petals shaped from straight ruler-like petals to egg-like. Petals’ hues can be lilac or pink to almost white. The bulb contain colchicine, a toxic/poisonous material that is used in medicine to treat arterial diseases and gout.

 

For Cee’s Flower of the Day

A Leaf’s Goodbye

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Photo: Amitai Asif

 

At the turn of seasons

As days give in to added night

And cool air infiltrates

The warmth of sun,

A leaf’s goodbye.

 

 

For The Daily Post

A Leaf to Life

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As Fall arrives and with it change

May the color of your life enrich.

As trees turn green to yellow

orange

purple

red

May your life rainbow full ahead.

As weather shifts from

heat to cool

May your life find new pace

warm place.

As forests whisper on the wind

leaf to leaf in passing flow

May your path unfold

and all potential show.

As new years open

apples dipped

May your life’s sweetness grow.

As blessings swirl

In honey and in harvest’s glow

May your life plenty

know.

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