Sunday, 21 October 2018

Autumn colours at Bodenham Arboretum, Worcestershire. 17/10/2018

Once upon an Autumn Day.......Joseph.T.Renaldi
Once Upon an autumn day,
Colorful leaves began to fade
In the midst of a chilly, frosty air
As multitude of trees grew steadily bare.

Once upon an autumn day,
The whispering breeze was here to stay
Moving aimlessly through the countless trees
Scattering leaves with the greatest of ease.

Once upon an autumn day,
The leaves whirled freely in every way,
Until at last they came to rest
Finding a haven in which to nest.

Once upon an autumn day,
The trees were dormant, and the leaves lay
Waiting for the winter snow to fall
                 To quickly obscure them one and all.

Delicious autumn!
My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.

George Eliot.


  1. The Arboretum looks a wonderful place to experience the autumn season, maybe I'll visit my local one this week - if not then I'll make it next year.

  2. I am a regular visitor to the Arboretum, it is good to see the seasonal changes throughout the year.

    I hope you manage a visit this week John.

  3. What a delightful poem and such stunningly beautiful images to accompany it, well done! The colours have been exceptionally good this autumn hvaen't they, we keep wandering through our local arboretum looking for returning Hawfinches, they are due anytime.......fingers crossed!! lol

    1. Many thanks for your comments Ruth. It has been exceptionally good for Autumn colours, with some leaves stubbornly hanging on there is still some colour to enjoy!

      Lovely to see the Winter Thrushes have returned and I am with you on the Hawfinches...enjoy when they return my friend.