Friday, August 20, 2010

Flash 55 Friday

Side Notes

You caught my eye the other day,
You probably didn't think I would notice.
The subtle pop of color,
Bright orange is hard to disguise.
I couldn't help but wonder
if you're mocking me!
Reminding of summer's expiration date.
Gutsy for someone who stands among
the "nonliving", and soon will display
the splendor of autumn.....

Near the neighborhood we live in is located a large cemetary. It runs a few city blocks long and is filled with big huge old oak and maple trees. In the fall many people walk through there to enjoy the autumn colors. The other day I noticed that one of the maple trees is already changing colors. In a sea of green is this bright spot of orange. The air is cooler at night with a hint of sharpness. Although the days are warm fall is lingering and isn't so far away.....hope you all have an awesome weekend. I've packed some books and the kids and I are headed to the cottage for some r & r.....


  1. woot...have fun this weekend...the leaves they just tease me...i love fall!

  2. I love fall too. The oak was just giving you a little preview of the splendor to come.

  3. Have a great time (so jealous!),
    Love, Patty

  4. It is still summer here. I envy your cool spells.

  5. You caught the essence of what it feels like around here too. Great 55!

    Mine's (55) Fifteen is far too young . . .

  6. My favorite time of year!
    Cool weather and FOOTBALL!!!!!!
    Excellent 55 DBG.
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End!

  7. I love the colours of fall (Autumn as we say in NZ). Have a relaxing weekend.

    Mine’s here.

  8. i would love when summer wouldn't have an expiration date….