We came to the mountains in October after retirement we achieved

To start our new adventure and witness the changing of the leaves.


As we headed up the road to our cabin, immediately we slowed

Our attention focused on the fallen leaves that were beginning to carpet the road.


Stepping out we noticed the trees seemed much brighter than before

As if hinting at the coming miracles and wonders they had in store.


Each morning we were greeted by the sun and a cool October breeze

Our eyes darted from one color to the next ‘neath the changing kaleidoscope of trees


We found it nearly impossible to focus on one particular hue

From the oranges, yellows and reds of the trees to the heavens dressed in blue.


We were honored to be a witness at the season of Autumn’s birth.

Then quickly we felt the evanescence as one leaf drifted down to the Earth.


The constant falling of colors put this vacation and our life into context

For as Autumn slowly gives way to the winter, one adventure gives way to the next.


It was wonderful to travel to the mountains and among the leaves to roam

But time, as she moves ever onward was calling us back home


We left the mountains with smiles on our faces and memories fresh in our heads

Still wondering where this new adventure will take us and feeling like newlyweds.


It seems to me we live our life in moments that are continuously rearranging

And it’s up to us to find our happiness as the world around is changing.


Yes, life is one transformation after another…that’s what i perceive

Seems to me we have a lot in common with the changing of the leaves.




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