Summer Bleeds into Fall

Green sears into red,

slough summer bleeds into Fall –

framed  season’s etched ridge.

Slowly smoking red

stains the corners of picture –

time’s brushed memory,

a moment smeared perfectly,

touch the rough edges, cut, bleed.

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Fall at the Side of the Road

 

We had an appointment in Sudbury. The road and time stretched ahead, the minutes piled up with the line of vehicles waiting to take a turn – road construction built up the flow of seconds.

In a pause of motion, an early bit of Fall colour waited at the road side for the season to catch up.

When I was younger, I was not as old, my travel bag carried fewer memories –

 

leaves turn red, now Fall –

at the side of the road waits

a moment recall’d.

Wildflowers Dreaming before Arrival of Frost

 

Wildflowers dreaming

before arrival of Frost –

too early sharp edge

cuts a cold black line through green,

bright colours bleed, turn white , crack.

 

2:28 AM EDT Friday 01 September 2017

Environment Canada
Frost advisory in effect for:

  • Elliot Lake – Ranger Lake  (Ontario, Canada)

Some plants may be damaged or even destroyed by frost.

An Arctic high pressure area has cleared the skies and winds are light. As a result, frost is expected early this morning as temperatures drop to near the freezing mark.

Frost advisories are issued when temperatures are expected to reach the freezing mark during the growing season, leading to potential damage and destruction to plants and crops.

Note: Normal Night Time low,  11 degrees Celsius .