Journey into Autumn

I said goodbye to the garden this afternoon. The sky is a clear blue, there is a chill in the air and frost/freeze warnings are in effect for tonight.  I walked back to the house with a huge bowl of colorful Swiss chard, a bucket of flowers for an arrangement and my dear friend Barbara’s poem “Journey into Autumn” on my mind..  She lived her life in the mountains of Virginia and her poem celebrates the beauty that is nature’s journey through this part of the never-ending cycle.

Journey into Autumn by Barbara B. Threatt

“Journey into Autumn” by Barbara B. Threatt (1942 – 2012) Published in The Best Poems and Poet of 2001 by the International Library of Poetry (2002). Original watercolors by Karen Hines.

Freezing temperatures don’t mark the end of the journey into Autumn. There is still lots of color and beautiful Autumn days to enjoy!

Peeking through the Hickory Leaves!

Peeking through the Hickory Leaves!

About Karen Hines Art

I am an artist living in the mountains of Virginia and expressing my love of nature through painting.
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