Thursday, November 12, 2015

On a Rainy November Afternoon

Walking onto the trail, 
I notice that,
although autumn's color have faded, 
the woods are filled 
with silver and gold.






I am walking
 in a 40 acre nature preserve,
and it is quiet except for 
the autumn song of Lake Michigan's resilient tide.

I see a car leave 
as I arrive.
And then, as I depart,
two women walk down the lane.
toward the lake with their dogs.

I am glad I am not the only one seeking Nature's treasures,
all that silver and gold,
on a rainy November afternoon.

Where ever you are, 
whatever the weather, 
I wish you the joy 
of discovering treasure.


5 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

A good day after all, you picked a nice area to explore.

Pom Pom said...

You are such an observant walker! (BIG HUG!)

Aisling said...

It was really good to get out in the fresh air!

magnoliasntea said...

Your walk through the woods looks to have been interesting. I especially like the dead log with the mushrooms growing on it. I wonder if they chicken-of-the-woods mushrooms? I'm new at identifying them so just guessing.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Toni

elaine said...

I never let the rain stop me from walking and exploring. I enjoyed your walk through the reserve, capturing the last remnants of autumn.