Leaves that crackle underfoot, gathering in golden piles.
Low mists, wraithlike lying across the open fields.
Clear night skies encrusted with crystal star confetti.
The silver moon walks her starry pathway, silent, enigmatic.
Jewelled cobwebs like diamante necklaces.
Trees adorned in gowns of yellow, orange and red.
Hedgerows bedecked in berries, crimson, scarlett and ruby red.
Wisps of bonfire smoke, pungent, warm against the chill.
Sunrise in pink skies, billowing clouds on the horizon.
Flocks of twittering starlings, swooping & swirling in purple grey clouds.
Trees dancing to the music of the wind that only they can hear.
Leaves pirouetting to the damp floor below.
Pumpkings grinning, witches cackling, ghostly footsteps.
Branches tapping on windows like bony fingers.
Banshees moaning through keyholes, screeching down chimneys.
Fireworks exploding in black velvet.
Wood sizzling in bonfires, green & orange flames leaping, consuming.
Hotdogs and onions, children giggling, scarves and mittens.
Sparklers tracing golden white patterns in the air.
Sparkling frost, glittering dewdrops, crunchy grass underfoot.
The quiet stillness of damp days, leaden skies, lamplight & candles.
Curtains drawn against rattling windows, firelight & hot water bottles.
Clear azure blue above, chocolate brown earth below, fallow.
The landscape sighing, holding its breath, preparing to sleep a while.
Happy Autumn Everybody