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A garden enthusiast who loves to travel and capture the beauty of places and freeze the memories of her travels in photographs, as well as document her experiences in verse...thankful for the simple pleasures in life.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Idyllic Pastoral Scenes of Emerald

Keats made his Ode To Autumn famous, so I'll have to come up with something of my own. It will have to be my Haiku to Autumn, to celebrate the beauty of these idyllic pastoral scenes of Emerald Lake Park.

rustle of yellow
look up and marvel the crown
jewels of autumn

autumn's golden reign
brilliant burst of verdant hues 
swift fall of Fall's glow

a sigh is each heard  
as they breakaway, depart
bare twigs grief, forlorn

tears shed in envy
of rivals evergreen
lush even in mirrored lake


unbeknownst to them
the beauty of fallen leaves 

emerald lake ripples
chill breezes caress
with nippy fingers

swaying trunks defy
boldly flaunting their beauty
in their matchless prime

pastoral pleasures
quiet walks on country lanes
embroidered with leaves


 textures contrasting
lichen-dabbed logs complement
feathery foliage

kookaburra sings 
song of joy for meadows green
in pastures verdant

 Posted for the last of the W4W prompts, Pastoral, Sacro-Idyllic.

Linking to:
Outdoor Wednesday
Share The Joy Thursday
Skywatch Friday
Sensational Haiku Wednesday 
Haiku My Heart
Haiku Heights
Scenic Sunday
Shadow Shot


  1. These are certainly beautiful colors, and when placed in one frame together like that 4th to the last one, it is really wonderful. I am sure you have a good time!

    1. Glad that you appreciate the beauty, Andrea. Yes, it was a lovely feeling capturing Nature, and an even better feeling sharing these shots with you.

  2. Gorgeous photos and words although I am far from ready to contemplate Autumn here, summer is still young!

  3. Thank you for the foreshowing. I first wondered if the first image was recent given all the leaf drop around here. I'm agree with LLM but thanks for the opportunity.

    1. All the photos were taken in mid-May, Patrick. LLM is in the northern hemisphere, so autumn is still a long wait! Thanks for visiting.

  4. Lovely autumn pictures. We don't get many autumn colors where I live.

  5. Wow...that was a much needed shot of cool fall, I can smell it and hear the sound of crisp leaves under foot...just beautiful!

  6. as we enter the hottest dog days of summer your fall is a welcome embrace of cool golden beauty! your haiku equally gorgeous. so nice to have you back!

  7. Thanks for the reminder that hot weather is not a perennial in itself

  8. Hi Rosie, so lovely colors in one place! I remember my feelings the moment i step on the NSW soil and saw their colors. However, that was spring and i am totally mesmerized because that was my first travel outside my country!

  9. This is so breathtakingly beautiful!

  10. That lake without the hut, I thought you were in Auckland. Thanks for Facebook comments to diana's photo.


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