Fire and water meet in the fall -
such a spectacular sight!
The flame of the maple reflected in the river -
the canvas is all alight.
The amber elm, the brown oak,
mixed ‘tween orange and green;
A background of the deep-blue sky
frames the canvas seen.
I consider myself so fortunate
to have a river in sight;
To view the many coloured leaves
of trees on the other side.
Such beauty Mother Nature gives -
for all to admire and give thanks.
There is nothing like the Autumn scene -
seen from the river banks!
©Joan Adams Burchell
August 17, 2006