For The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #77
One Day Road Trip
Unbearable charm of Autumn explodes
as Mother Nature sheaths
herself in piercing colors
from fevered red
to pumpkin orange,
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
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.