Trees in Autumn

I was on my way home from the store and saw this tree in a small yard . It was stunning in its beauty. I kept driving and suddenly my brain started to function and as a default, I made a detour of four blocks and returned to that same tree on the main street.

“I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree!” (Joyce Kilmer).

How could I not stop and see this spectacular beauty and not stop or take pictures? I am so happy I have them in my camera now.


About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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19 Responses to Trees in Autumn

  1. slmret says:

    Those are 3 gorgeous photographs! I’m amazed by the variety of leaves and colors in the last shot! Thanks for sharing these!

    • Zakiah says:

      I love love love the leaves that cover the grass totally. Like a rainbow, like a carpet from Tabriz or Isfahan.
      I am glad you like my photos Janet. That is a huge compliment coming from you. Thank you.

  2. mrswrangler says:

    I want one tree that turns that color. We bought one this spring but the deer ate it and it died.

  3. How fortunate for us that you took a detour to appreciate this lovely poem! I would love to see autumn πŸ‚ leaves in the east one day. We don’t see so much of such colors here. I have been wearing skorts all week because it’s been unseasonably warm. The temperature is supposedly going to start dropping today! Wow! Change is in the air! I love fall! The process of change can be savory…hygge…

    Also, I was very pleasantly surprised to receive your beautiful hand painted card this week! One of the highlights of my week! It’s beautiful!!!!!

    I love art. It’s a meditation and a poem like the tree. Art is a process that keeps us grounded in the present unconditionally. Every leaf 🍁 is accepted.

    Thank you for spreading your joy(s)! πŸ™πŸΌβ™₯️

    • Zakiah says:

      I just sent a comment/question about the card on another post of mine. Glad you liked it. I don’t remember what I had painted. I agree, painting to me is a form of meditation. Very therapeutic and peaceful. I paint every night.
      We are having an exquisite fall in this part of Midwest. You don’t have to go all the way to the East Coast to view the colors. Of course everywhere you go will be East for you, unless you cross the ocean. You can break your journey here and enjoy the colors with me sometime.
      Much love and many hugs.

  4. Rupali says:

    What a lovely finding and thanks much for going back. The colours on plain blue background
    look amazing. Was it a gaint tree?

  5. Love the autumn leaf curtains and carpeting! Gorgeous! The colors! πŸ™‚ Thank you for going back to take these photos, SweetZ! They do bring the joy! πŸ™‚
    Nature is always showing us beauty that can bring us peace, hope, and joy, but few Human-Beans take, or make, the time to stop and notice and appreciate.
    (((HUGS))) Happy Whee-kend!!! πŸ™‚

    • Zakiah says:

      I was beginning to despair that perhaps our fall won’t be as pretty. But first week of October turned the corner and man…. the colors were amazing everywhere.
      I am glad i went back, otherwise i would be sitting here thinking, “Dang I wish I could have photographed that tree, before it lost its leaves.
      Have a good weekend.

  6. Oh those are glorious trees. I’m glad you turned around and took the pictures. Nature can just be so magical. Stay safe and I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

  7. lolaWi says:

    glorious images! thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

  8. Beautiful nature talks to us, Zakiah. The trees have a voice as beautiful as their color .
    BTW your header is a forest in the light of autumn .
    Like me you love the trees
    Love ❀

  9. whyzat says:

    Beautiful! We had a couple of extremely windy days and that spelled the end of our Fall leaves! Now, I am looking forward to Spring and green buds peeping out. I guess it will be a while…

  10. Beautiful. I love all the fall colors.

  11. r_hsw says:

    Foliage is the one sure thing I have missed since coming back to this tropical home country of mine.

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