Slowly it fell from high, twirling alone down to gently rest on a carpet of golds and reds.
Although currently still Summer green, it would not keep its colour for long, as gradually any life from the parent would seep away, and it too would turn to an Autumn shade.
Camouflaged against its brethren it could lie there for days or weeks unnoticed and unmissed from those above it.
That was until a gust of wind lifted and swept it away, once more twirling in a dance of incredible simplicity.
Its whispered landing on the water sent it floating on ripples downstream.
Curling its way towards the reeds, like an empty boat on the tide.
Finally, it washed up against the bank, a brilliant gold against a now barren background as Winter closes in.
Who knows what the Spring will bring.
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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very elegant (Y)
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