23 Oct
yellow autumn leaves

Michaud Park in autumn (Photo © 2015 by V. Nesdoly)


multitudes of yellow leaves
illumine the park floor

the crop of summer’s
sunny days

for winter’s store

© 2014 by Violet Nesdoly (All Rights Reserved)


Poetry Friday LogoThis post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by foody extraordinaire, Jama at Jama’s Alphabet Soup.


Posted by on October 23, 2015 in Nature, Poetry Friday


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12 responses to “preserves

  1. Tabatha

    October 23, 2015 at 6:59 am

    That batch of “preserves” was unexpected! Nicely done, Violet. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Violet Nesdoly

      October 23, 2015 at 7:44 am

      Why thank you, Tabatha! The sense of light emanating from the ground when it’s covered with leaves in fall always strikes me… maybe that’s where the idea came from.


  2. Kimberley Payne

    October 23, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Reblogged this on Science & Faith Matters and commented:
    God created all the seasons and the beautiful trees with the shedding of their leaves. Trees of the Book – Learning from God’s Creation includes information on the Oak, Cedar, Broom, Mustard, Fig, Sycamore and Palm tree/

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jama

    October 23, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Wow — gorgeous photo and wonderful poem. The surprising title “preserves” is so clever!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Violet Nesdoly

      October 23, 2015 at 9:13 am

      Thank you so much, Jama, and for hosting today. Love those amazing button cookies!


  4. Donna Smith

    October 23, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Nice! I like that the leaves are a “dehydrated” crop. A winter’s marmalade!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. margaretsmn

    October 24, 2015 at 5:25 am

    Lovely image and nice turn of a phrase.


  6. cvarsalona

    October 24, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Violet, what a stunning photo accompanied by an inviting poem. I wish these leaves could be preserved to warm up our winter days. Are you going to submit this one for Autumn’s Palette Gallery? It has a full range of glorious colors to sparkle the gallery’s wall.


    • Violet Nesdoly

      October 25, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      Thanks, Carol! Good nudge about the Autumn Palette Gallery.


  7. cbhanek

    October 25, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    What a gorgeous photo! I want to roll & “swim” my way, enjoying every movement within the yellow playground, till I reach the lighted arched-opening at the end of the vista. So glad you preserved what you saw so we could see and it enjoy, also! …In comparison with the multitudinous leaves, you have used a paucity of words to produce a simply awesome natural testimony. Autumn is so sensory-rich. Thank you for bringing the season alive in words and photo. God bless you!


    • Violet Nesdoly

      October 25, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      Why thank you! I agree about autumn being sensory-rich. Definitely my second-favorite season (a close follow-up of spring).



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