Photographic images by Englepip Copyright ©
At first the Autumn creeps almost unseen
As leaves become duller, a little less green
Then suddenly out of the sky come the winds
First breezy, then blowy and then in a spin
That whirls and screeches and roars through the night
Bringing rain pellets from a huge height
‘Til, like stones, they drop on the waning flowers
And tumble the blossoms down with their might.
But the sun comes out and all is fair
Yet there’s a new coolness in the air.
Next the leaves change to a beautiful hue
Traffic light colours in the park to view
The squirrels run jumping canopy high
Gathering nuts – they know winter is nigh,
While down on the ground the hedgehogs are seeking
A sheltered bed for their long, winter sleeping.
And then we awake to the first full frost
The puddles are glassy, the flowers are lost.
And overnight the trees are made bare
The ground like a stone and the daylight has gone
The temperature plummets to minus figures
And the full force of Arctic winds is bitter
For Autumn has ended, and winter has hit us.