Autumn Swirl


Steamy mug of spicy cider.
Swirling leaves a’tumbling down.
Gentle breeze evokes a shiver.
Summer’s casting off her crown.


Soft wind spiced with harvest’s fragrance.
Melon juice drips off my chin.
Crickets chirping final chorus.
Autumn’s fingers reaching in.


Sapphire blooms along the fencerow.
Zinnias tempt with pollen binge.
Pumpkin splashes dot the garden.
Russet hues appear on fringe.

Monarch flutters over meadow.
Floating fluff of milkweed pod.
Shrill cicadas close the season.
Asters sway with goldenrod.

Settling down to treasured pages.
Cozy corner. Blanket snug.
Moonbeams casting silken shadows.
Eyelids droop with Autumn’s drug.


All photos and words property of Peacock Prairie.

Latest Comments

  1. phoartetry says:

    Ah, Autumn, how it awakens my soul. Thank you for sharing your delightful post.


  2. Lynne says:

    Another beautiful post! You are a poet! I really like the 4 photos across format, but liked your one photo one as well.


  3. FlowerAlley says:

    You are amazing PP. Loved this.


  4. The Hopeful Herbalist says:

    Lovely ode to autumn – great pics! ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. Georges 2679 says:

    c’est trรจs beau….je te souhaite un bel automne


  6. Jill Richards Proctor says:

    Beautiful. Just beautiful. Ah… favorite time of year.


  7. Everydaycheerblog says:

    Stunning photos. So vibrant!


  8. Amy says:

    Gorgeous images! Way to welcome autumn! ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful post, Julie, both poem and photos. How on earth did you get that last shot – one in a million!


  10. Ann Coleman says:

    Your photos are amazing!


    • Julie says:

      Thank you, Ann, but all I do is focus and shoot. It’s the Earth that provides the exquisite images. Most of my photos are taken on our 15 acre plot. The unending supply never ceases to amaze me.


  11. Brenda Davis Harsham says:

    What a wonderful poem, and that last picture is a corker. I couldn’t believe when I realized what it was.


  12. Julie@frogpondfarm says:

    Just beautiful my friend ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


  13. says:

    I agree with everyone else how stunning your photos are especially since I live in Michigan but in the Southeast part of the state. Adding poetry along with your pictures made them even more beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚


  14. Apple Hill Cottage says:

    This reads like a gorgeous children’s picture book!
    Well except for the word drug at the end. You’d have to change that to get it by the censors. ๐Ÿ˜€


  15. D. Wallace Peach says:

    Lovely post, Julie. I’m so glad autumn has arrived ๐Ÿ™‚


  16. Collect Life says:

    “Autumn’s fingers reaching in…” was my favorite line. Love the poem and images.


  17. Jeffrey says:

    I really like seeing that cute doggy. I wish you would make a blog post just about the dog!


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