Sunday, November 2, 2014


sometimes the camera captures what you don't see
rainbow orbs 
as the sun peeps through
one or twice in a dreary
colder week.
looks like the planting farmer
was playing crosswords or cross hairs
or crossseeds
 clouds visit the neighbor's low spot
 and make patterns and games,
i resist running through.
 a walker left this behind.
i wonder why?
my 80something year old friend
scornfully says people are sucking on their bottles
even before going for a little explore
 into the woods
probably in preparation
for hunting 
 i am glad this land makes it difficult 
to find her bounty
 i decided to give these yellow wild ones a taste
often the wildlings are not delicious
 but this one was.
it barely lasted though, so i couldn't take it to school.
to share the perfect sweetness.
it's november now
and the bones of the land are beginning to show
before that white downy coat
hides it all away.
happy deep fall to you.
hunker down, warm your hands
and consider the year that's gone by.


Sharmon Davidson said...

Thanks for sharing your fall with us! Love the photos, especially that first one...

Velma Bolyard said...

sharmon, you're very welcome. i love autumn, i love the changes, no matter how much they shake me up.

Alice said...

I like that part about the bones of the land.

Velma Bolyard said...

alice, thanks--i have been in love with the bones of the north country since i first SAW them, really saw them, that is.

Anonymous said...

time to settle down by the fire and spin, I,ve got some lovely tussah, going to spin my way through the winter. everything is grey here, your pictures are lovely.

Mo Crow said...

beautiful post of the last touch of autumns colour thanks Velma!

Margaret said...

"the bones of the land": such a perfect description. Blessings for fall, Velma!

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, that sounds lovely...between skis and walks and bookmaking!
mc, and you in the spring!
margaret, first time that phrase came to me i loved it...and every year i forget how wonderful it is to see those bones again!

Valerianna said...

OH, brave you tasting the apple. I have had so many awful wild ones, its such a treat to find a good one! Lovely skies and, yes, time to hunker down. Got almost through one cord of the two cord pile of wood yet to stack - love the feeling of a wood shed filling up!

Velma Bolyard said...

valeri, i think we've all had many so tart they'll kill you apples...or mealy ones. but this was fine. wonderful wood!

neki desu said...

thanks for the gorgeous photos. you brought beauty to a dreary rainy day. a year's gone by. already. scary.

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, yes, time moves faster now

Anonymous said...

Such a hauntingly beautiful first photo & my mouth was watering from your words & the last one.

Velma Bolyard said...

hs, thank you for that--

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