Fall — guest post Heather Kelly

Heather Kelly writes from Invercargill in the south island, evoking the season. She wrote this in February. I read it in the northern hemisphere longing for true spring and the promise of summer.


The heatwave of Summer still very much in memory.
30 degree plus days previously unknown.

Daily the media reminds that the drought is not over;
the water table (despite brief flood level rivers) is
cause for concern.


Yesterday I was surprised by fallen leaves.
Picking them up I was amazed to find
brilliant Autumn colours – bright orange,
reds of fire and deep browns.

They fell on what is usually manicured lawn.
Not this year. The grass is burnt to a stiff,
crisp brown.

In my younger days the months of Autumn were
February, March, April.
No longer – They tell me Autumn
begins in March.

The natural world begs to differ.
Man can not change The Plan set in the beginning
by The Creator God.

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