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“By all these lovely tokens, September days are here. With summer’s best of weather, and autumn’s best of cheer.” Helen Hunt Jackson

Haiku: Autumn… From fecundity to barren soon…

Brown, gold, shades of rust
Falling leaves bite dust at dawn
At night, barren land…

Are you ready for fall/autumn and winter? Do you have rituals you perform to prepare for fall and winter, like packing up summer gear? The fall is a time of shifting in our lives; a shifting of the inner and outer landscapes that fill our vision with color and promise. It is the undressing of nature’s beloved children that fascinates us; naked trees, stripped land and faded flora. The temporary barrenness reminds us to cherish the periods of fecundity when they come… For everything, there is a season.

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“Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.” Robert Browning

Haiku: Autumn… Colors of fallen leaves

Autumn’s torn jacket
Made from branches, sticks and stones
Snares the common cold

What about you? What attracts your attention in the changing seasons? cooling temps? hibernation? nature?  I’d like to imagine a fall without colds and the usual sniffles, but it is a form of cleansing for us too… Just like the earth strips herself of hue and foliage, we are stripped of the mucus that weighs us down… just a thought.

We can release our anxieties about the weather and inhale the cool air or we can fight it. But why bother? Life is about change and each season of our lives brings lessons and rewards. Time some time this fall and in the coming winter, to shed some old and tired habits. Embrace the shift, change your sad language and see how great good will manifest.  What are your thoughts?   Do share! Thank you. 🙂

This post was inspired by a prompt from Haiku Heights: The September Heights

Positive Motivation Tip: As we embrace autumn and all she carries forth, rejoice in the healing that comes from/with the changing seasons.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

30 Comments leave one →
  1. 07/09/2012 6:36 am


  2. 07/09/2012 6:41 am

    Very lovely take on the prompt and photos. Many thanks for the link. 🙂

  3. 07/09/2012 7:34 am

    Lovely thoughts on autumn. We’re going into spring here. 🙂

    • 07/09/2012 7:43 am

      Yes, you said that and it amazes me to remember all the different seasons we experience at once …. just in different parts of the world. 😉

  4. 07/09/2012 9:25 am

    I do love autumn, but not thrilled with the cold I woke up with this morning. Let the season begin. ahhhh.

    • 18/09/2012 1:57 am

      Hope you feel better soon. I’ve had a low grade fever from a lingering flu… Hope to shake it off soon enough too. 🙂

  5. 07/09/2012 9:28 am

    Gorgeous photo. Autumn is my favorite season, although I love the springtime too. I love the smell of tomato plants as I harvest the fruit, and warm sunny days and cool nights. And the smell of MacIntosh apples and fresh beaked pies. Most of all, I love the fall colors.

    • 18/09/2012 1:56 am

      I love the things you love about autumn too… I’m not too crazy about the cold weather though. TY! 🙂

  6. 07/09/2012 11:03 am

    I am looking forward to a little chill in the air, wearing boots, maybe some rain, fall vegetables to cook with, braising in my Le Creuset…!

  7. 07/09/2012 3:21 pm

    Beautiful words and photos thank you!!

  8. 07/09/2012 4:32 pm

    Love the pictures you shared with the post, thank you for sharing,do hope all is well on your end. God Bless 🙂

    • 18/09/2012 1:53 am

      Thnak you for your visit and comment. It has been a while since I stopped by… I’m doing fine even as I recover from a back issue… Be blessed! 🙂

      • 18/09/2012 1:02 pm

        You very welcome, and I truly do understand. I hope you start feeling better soon, when you down in your back its not good feeling… God Bless 🙂

  9. 07/09/2012 5:52 pm

    Great intro to autumn! It will be here soon.
    Enjoyed the haiku and photos!

    • 18/09/2012 1:54 am

      TY Fergie! I can’t believe we are in the middle of it already. 😉

  10. 08/09/2012 3:17 am

    Lovely! 🙂

  11. 11/09/2012 5:52 pm

    Those tomatoes are making my mouth water. Beautiful pics!

    • 11/09/2012 7:50 pm

      TY and I’m still eating and enjoying them… nothing beats fresh produce. 😉

  12. 11/09/2012 11:20 pm

    I don’t want autumn to come! I have a friend who refuses to acknowledge it at all and continues wearing flip flops until December!

    • 12/09/2012 2:12 am

      TY! I hope she doesn’t freeze her toes off… 😉

  13. 13/09/2012 7:44 am



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