While I love Autumn with its warm sunny days, blue skies, crisp evenings and colourful foliage, there is a certain bit of sadness at the end of summer and the required yard and garden tidy-up that must be done. Number one, who needs the work? Number two, a lot of the effort you put in preparing beds, planting, weeding, pruning, etc. now goes into the compost. Oh well, I am already looking forward to next spring and summer.
Seasons may come, seasons may go
each of them putting on a show.
Spring green turns to summer blossom,
Nature paints with colours, awesome.
As summer turns slowly to fall,
rainy, leaden skies cast their pall.
Sadly, I now head out of doors,
unable to delay my chores.
In one fell swoop, I grasp the stalks,
they pull right out, without a squawk.
Once I’m done, what once was pretty,
now looks sad, dull, brown and gritty.
Before and after planters and front border.