The Last Roses of Summer…October 2016

Yes, the last…the next to last, anyway.
So delicate and beautiful, we now have three rosebushes gracing the strip garden beside our driveway, one bright fuchsia pink, one shaded green-rose, and this peach rose.

This is the time of year when the maple tree has turned red, red, casting inside the house through the windows a rose red glow even when the sky is overcast.

Now, past the 20th of October, the red leaves are all down already. The maple is sticks against the background green (still) beech. The indoor glow lessens to a color-neutral as the light from yellow leaves all around the house is dominant. Up the street there is one old giant swamp maple burning flame-orange.

Leaves down!It is this time of year, apparently, that beckons me to return to writing.

And grateful for it.


  7 comments for “The Last Roses of Summer…October 2016

  1. Glen Aubrey
    November 6, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Hi, Deanna…this was so nice. Thanks for sharing it!

  2. Mari
    October 24, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Hi Deanna,
    Just beautiful writing as usual! Glad to see you have been inspired to write. I feel like I’m there with you enjoying God’s creation. Our love to you and your wonderful husband.

    Bogar and Mari

    • October 27, 2016 at 1:09 am

      And how wonderful it would be to have you back here again! Warm greetings from us both in chilly but gorgeous New Hampshire.

  3. Sandy
    October 23, 2016 at 2:04 am

    So happy to see a return to writing!! Lively homage to Fall. As usual you paint beautiful word pictures.

    • October 27, 2016 at 1:08 am

      So thankful for you, Sandy, my painterly friend. This is a sparse return, but it has begun…

  4. Christopher ULLOA Chaves
    October 23, 2016 at 1:44 am

    Amazing….the Creator’s way of showing love to us.

    • October 27, 2016 at 1:07 am

      Yes, Chris, and a merciful warm burst of His color before the landscape goes to sleep!

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