Coloring Trees

Red has found the tip-top

It holds onto the leaves

Calling to its friends

“Come join us

As we slip down these limbs

Spreading our color as we go!”

Green jumps into the pool of red.

Leaves have a party painting the maple crimson.

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15 thoughts on “Coloring Trees

  1. “Green jumps into the pool of red.” So I see! I love how you give voice to the living things around you. You so influence my thinking that I stop expecting to catch a piece of the conversation here. Alas my trees are silent but the pansies might be up to something in a few months!

  2. amandavillagomez says:

    Isn’t this a great time of year? I loved that you included the two pictures, really adding to the title. In the writing I especially loved the quote.

  3. Tam says:

    I like the idea of the leaves having a painting party. The party is almost over here. Then we will watch the ballerina branches pirouet throughout the winter. Did I just do a post? Inspirational Elsie!

  4. Fall is my favorite season and I love to watch the trees spread their color. The wind often creates swirling leaves in the ravine behind our house. Years ago my daughter dubbed it a “leaf fall.” We still use the term!
    So fun to see the process. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I’ll keep this poem to share when we talk about personification.

  5. Judy C. says:

    Great poem and pics. And that it exactly what they have been doing the last couple of days. I think we have more color this year than we have had in the past.

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