Red? Orange? Golden scorch?
Leaves I daily would inspect,
Seeking Autumn’s flaming torch
To post to Dave’s Fall Colour Project.
Alas, the trees are mostly green,
The maples, poplars, birch are bare
Of Autumn’s pallette, none was seen–
Just meagre yellows here and there.
And then this morning came first frost!
The lowly pasture bathed in white.
Perhaps all hope for hue’s not lost,
And soon those embers will ignite!
© 2010 Nancy Bond