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Autumn Colores

Updated on September 1, 2013
Colors blend in the Autumn air.
Colors blend in the Autumn air. | Source
The Kalelidoscope on the forest floor
The Kalelidoscope on the forest floor
The orange tips are like icing on the green of the the Maple tree.
The orange tips are like icing on the green of the the Maple tree. | Source
Paper Birch Trees bleeding bark and yellow leaves.
Paper Birch Trees bleeding bark and yellow leaves. | Source
Red Maple blazes in the sun.
Red Maple blazes in the sun. | Source
Greens intensify & transform into burgundy.
Greens intensify & transform into burgundy. | Source

October Rain

By A. Gagliardi

Muted greens and reds

recede as Yellows pop;

Orange intensifies to Rust

in the October mist.


The cooling air brings

a small shiver -

and the realization -

Summer is over.


Reds become Oxblood

Yellow to Mustard

Tree trunks hunker between

Burgundy - Rose Madder


The snug of the season

Gathers ‘round me

Huddling too close, too close

It surrounds me. I am besieged.


Flowers continue to entice & excite us.
Flowers continue to entice & excite us. | Source
The forest floor is strewn with color.
The forest floor is strewn with color. | Source
Yellow blazes skyward.
Yellow blazes skyward. | Source
Greens and orange leaves paint a fine picture.
Greens and orange leaves paint a fine picture. | Source

Shades of Night


By Annette Gagliardi

Grey-brown creeps over the horizon

on its way to sundown, shading the bridges and

ridges of trees and hills and buildings as it

gathers the troops of night for a full-scale

assault on the lightness of day

offering another brand of illumination

that supplies shadow by the bucketful,

adds nuances to all the shades

not seen during the day and chases

the clarity of day away.

“I surrender.” I say in my most mysterious voice.

Like a lover, night obliges my request

embracing daylight and me with it.

We are cocooned in shades of night.



Blazing Reds blend with orange and burgundy.
Blazing Reds blend with orange and burgundy. | Source
Fawn colored flower stands  tall against the autumn colors.
Fawn colored flower stands tall against the autumn colors. | Source
A tall green pine showboats against the autumn backdrop.
A tall green pine showboats against the autumn backdrop. | Source
Green, yellow & orange dance in the fall breeze.
Green, yellow & orange dance in the fall breeze. | Source

Autumn Too Soon Gone

By A. Gagliardi

The sun shone brilliant on falling leaves,

casting mouse shadows that raced across the

sidewalk, into the shuffle of sheaves on the boulevard.

I watched those shadows scurry amid the breeze of

Autumn, too soon gone.


The wind blew mildew, pollen, dust

into small tornadoes that strolled down the street

making a clean meandering path for the cars

that drove my way, creating their own

path of destruction.


The smell of wet and wrinkled leaves

wafted its way along, with musty trees

and the end of summer’s ease.

I tromped home, grateful for this last glance of

Autumn, too soon gone.


Reds blaze across the landscape in Autumn
Reds blaze across the landscape in Autumn | Source
Japanese Maple turns from dark Madder to more brilliant reds.
Japanese Maple turns from dark Madder to more brilliant reds. | Source
Red, yellow maple leaves stand out against the dark brown tree trunk.
Red, yellow maple leaves stand out against the dark brown tree trunk. | Source
A Maple completely rusted out.
A Maple completely rusted out. | Source

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      agaglia 4 years ago

      acetnna, thanks for you comment - and thanks for reading my stuff.

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      acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

      The words and colours are oh so beautiful. Simply magic!

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      agaglia 4 years ago

      aviannovice, Nice to read your comments again. thank you . I will return during the dead of winter and savor the colors of these photos.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Such a wonderful tribute to night and autumn, both mysteries in their own way.

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      agaglia 4 years ago

      Genna East, thank you for the comments. It is all the "pay" I get, and worth every word.

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      Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      “I tromped home, grateful for this last glance of

      Autumn, too soon gone”

      I liked this lovely poetry and beautiful photographs. Autumn and spring are my favorite seasons, but they seem too brief by all accounts. Very nice. :-)

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      agaglia 4 years ago

      Jesse Mugnier, Thank you for reading and for commenting. I checked out our site, too and am duely impressed.

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      Jesse Mugnier 4 years ago from Jersey

      Your poetry is beautiful! I voted up and beautiful. Keep writing.