One Day Road Trip

For The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #77
http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/

One Day Road Trip

Unbearable charm of Autumn explodes

as Mother Nature sheaths
herself in piercing colors

from fevered red

to pumpkin orange,

and golden-yellow.

Afternoon breeze rustles leaves

and dry brittle cornstalks,

as earth’s rocky crust is bathed,
mended by swirling river waters.

In quiet moment, not far from home,
Snowy Egret seeks dinner in shallows,
while near-by willows watch,
and whisper of Her presence.

Photos and verse
by
Elizabeth Crawford  10/7/12

Notes: Sister and I took another day trip in search of Wisconsin color at its best. We found it and I just had to share. Did over three hundred miles (yes, this is only a very small element of what we saw). The rocks and river are the Dells of the Eau Claire, a county park just outside of Wausaw, Wisconsin. Within a mile from home, on the spur of the moment, turned into my favorite local park and found the Egret, symbol of fierce determination and self-reliance. Perfect end to a wonderful day.

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23 Responses to One Day Road Trip

  1. drpkp says:

    Just delightful – I feel as though I can drift off to sleep – filled with these beautiful images and words into sweet dreams. Thank you 🙂

    You are welcome and glad it had that affect. I crashed after getting home, but the colors filled my dreams.

    Elizabeth

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  2. Irene says:

    It’s such a beautiful mood – autumn, sigh! Your words describe the scenes so beautifully. Thanks for sharing Elizabeth.

    Thank you Irene, I love this time of year and these road trips with my sister,

    Elizabeth

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  3. Isn’t autumn such a beautiful season to enjoy all of the spectacular colour and the smell of the earth is so apparent. Your photographs are quite stunning and your snippets of poem interspersed add to it all beautifully.

    Thank you Daydreamer, once I realized that the words would work, I spent the rest of my time trying to sort through the photos. A wonderful task,

    Elizabeth

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  4. Carol Steel says:

    Autumn in all its wonder and glory, thank you. Lovely photos and peaceful words.

    No matter how many times I experience it, it never grows tired. Thank you Carol,

    Elizabeth

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  5. Mary says:

    Elizabeth, you have captured the beauty of autumn in your words and photographs. I have been so enamored of autumn this year, enjoying its intense beauty in a way I haven’t for a while. It seems you are enjoying it in the same way!

    Mary, my sister’s name is Mary too! We did this for the first time last year. Last week, I was wondering if we would do it again, and the very next morning she called. Last year we went North, this year West, but Wisconsin is a big place, yes?

    Elizabeth

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  6. anl4 says:

    Ain’t it the truth!! So beautiful, thank you for taking me along! With all that color, I am green with envy.

    Thanks Annell, I am always envious of your mountains and you can come along any time,

    Elizabeth

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  7. Marianne says:

    Spectacular verse and photos, Elizabeth! Thank you for sharing your fall trip with us!

    And thank you Marianne for taking the time to stop and read and comment. This time of the year always feels like a gift to me,

    Elizabeth

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  8. brenda w says:

    Oh Elizabeth, my soul thanks you for this feast of word and image. You’ve blessed my day with beauty.

    And you so deserve that and more Brenda,

    Elizabeth

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  9. JulesPaige says:

    A wonderful mix of verse and vision.I am always amazed at the different colors of the trees as well as the other plants.

    Thanks as always for your visit. I am glad the words help to describe some of this characters background. I was thinking he needed some explaining and there was this perfect list of wordles…

    No matter my age, I do not grow tired of it, Jules. And you used the words well,

    Elizabeth

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  10. vivinfrance says:

    The words and pictures match perfectly – a veritable feast of colour and poetry. I did enjoy that!

    So glad to hear that Viv, this was my gift to all of you today,

    Elizabeth

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  11. Mama Zen says:

    A pure delight!

    As were your birds of pray, lol.

    Elizabeth

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  12. Simply splendid Elizabeth! You’ve outdone yourself with the pictures as well. Yes, this is such a soothing poem. I love all of the rich colors and scenery. Well done. 🙂

    Glad you enjoyed. I certainly liked your willow tree.

    Elizabeth

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  13. PJF Sayers says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Elizabeth, words and photos. I do miss the change of the leaves living here. I can live precariously through your lovely photos though.

    Pamela

    Thanks much my friend. Winters may be difficult here, but I stay because of Autumn,

    Elizabeth

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  14. Misky says:

    Thank you for a view of autumn in your area. Simply beautiful.

    I would certainly agree and no matter how many times I see it, it always takes my breath away,

    Elizabeth

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  15. Absolutely spectacular photos – such glorious colors. And the egret photo is remarkable.

    Thank you my friend. The birds always bring messages, just as Autumn brings a celebration of colorful life,

    Elizabeth

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  16. pmwanken says:

    OOOHHHH…..so beautiful! I nearly forgot to read the words I was so excited to see pix from up north! I leave in 10 days for Illinois and Michigan…I hope I will still get to see some of the gorgeous colors of Autumn.

    But…I only “nearly” forgot…so I did go back and read the words…and then I nearly forgot that it was a wordle!! 😉 Well done…and thank you!

    Paula, 10 days might be a bit late. We noticed that some of the colors were already fading from their prime. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you though, it is so worth seeing and experiencing. Thanks for your generous words,

    Elizabeth

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  17. Just lovely! You live in a beautiful area. I, too, looked at the photos & enjoyed the words without realizing it was your wordle.

    Thank you Marian. I tried very hard to leave a comment at your site but the captcha would not accept me. Sorry, maybe next time,

    Elizabeth

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  18. Ellen Wilson says:

    Gorgeous! Makes me homesick 😀 I’m a New England girl, in the south~
    Wonderful view…I felt like I took a journey home!
    Thank you~

    Ellen, I’ve lived my entire life in Wisconsin, yet Autumn and its celebration of color always makes me feel as though I’m comming home again. Glad you enjoyed,

    Elizabeth

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  19. Loved the willows watching and whispering. Striking photos of my favorite season, Elizabeth. I grew up in upstate New York (Binghamton, the foothills of the Adirondacks), and now here in Wisconsin I can honestly say, it’s just as beautiful. Your use of the Wordle between the photos was very effective. A lovely post all around. Peace, Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/10/08/first-time-no-charm/

    Thanks Amy, this is my favorite season and it holds so much wonder for me. Needed to share that and the words helped.

    Elizabeth

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  20. Mama Pajama says:

    yay, really fun, thanks!

    That it was, and thanks Mama,

    Elizabeth

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  21. Gorgeous photographs!

    Not difficult when Nature lays it all out there for you. Thanks for the visit,

    Elizabeth

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  22. Tumblewords says:

    Exquisite words and images! What a pleasure to read…

    Am so glad you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by,

    Elizabeth

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  23. The words have been beautifully used in this…Seamlessly done…

    crossbow

    The road trip and photos were on my mind and the words seemed to want to dance with them. It was my pleasure,

    Elizabeth

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