Gone are the flowers of summer.

Burgundy, pink and white.

They lived forever, it seems.

Through rain and blazing sun bright.

Gone are the hues of precious petals.

The colors that swathed the porch.

They lived forever, it seems.

And held nature’s beautiful torch.

Gone are the leaves that climbed and spread.

The vine as it followed its trail.

They could have lived forever, it seems.

Impatiens under the guise of frail.

Gone are the flowers, into an empty field.

All met an untimely demise.

They could have lived longer, it seems.

Had the weather not turned unwise.

Gone are the flowers, until next spring.

When geese and green grass return.

Floral life will find its way home.

After winter’s judge yells adjourn!

28 responses to Gone

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Very nice. In five or six months, you’ll be writing about buds and Crocus and daffodils. It will all be new again. For now, start looking for words that rhyme with ‘brisk’ ‘white’ ‘cold’ and ‘snow’

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Enjoy your Rose, Judy, for as long as it lasts. It won’t be too much longer before it’s…well…knocked out.

  2. Joanne Sisco says:

    Your coleus look like they had a great summer. It’s sad to say goodbye to the beauty of summer and watch it all slowly decay … especially knowing what’s coming.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Coleus are a given every year because they do so well and last until the bitter end. This year was no exception. 😃

      • Joanne Sisco says:

        Coleus are a personal favourite of mine – I love that splash of colour!
        I think all the rain we had this summer helped the plants survive so much longer this fall. My coleus are still blooming in the backyard. I was out doing some cleanup yesterday afternoon and I didn’t have the heart to pull them out yet. Usually by the end of the September they’re toast, but not this year!

      • bikerchick57 says:

        I think I watered my plants four times all season. Yeah, the rain helped the flowers look lovely. I hope you can lay claim to having live coleus on your yard on November 1st!

  3. joey says:

    Oh that was lovely! “Nature’s beautiful torch” — Nice!
    Your coleus are lovely! I can’t have them, too many bunnies and squirrels. I must admire the coleus of others 🙂
    I took a picture of my potted geraniums this morning, as they say the freeze nears.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks for your lovely comments, Joey. Sorry about having to admire coleus from afar. Perhaps one day they will make a variety that doesn’t taste so good.

      • joey says:

        Haha! Maybe!
        I’m hoping to build a tall raised bed next year, for greens, but I’d rather eat than have the pretty coleus, so yeah, lemme know if you see some critter-resistant coleus for my yard 🙂

  4. Maybe my mood (I hate colds) but I was dipping down into this but then you rounded it up and with humor at “Winter’s Judge” and I can see that HIM as a craggy cold man with an icy beard….

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I have to laugh at winter or I become bitchy at it. Hope you start to feel better, Katie. Snuggle in and take care of yourself.

  5. Liz says:

    Oh well there is all these lovely autumn colours but soon the trees will be bare and grey. I have a lot of evergreens so I can still see lots of green!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      The trees here will probably be bare after today. We’re expecting 35-40 mph winds and temps in the 40’s. This, after highs in the 70’s last Friday and Saturday. Not the kind of temperature change that I look forward to!

      • Liz says:

        It’s quite windy here too. We’ve had sunny spells throughout the morning. Surprisingly my trees and bushes haven’t started shedding yet. I am still enjoying the colours there than green and grey!

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