Thursday, October 3, 2013

Gifts of Gold

This fresh appearance
of golden arches flowering
signals summer ending,
autumn approaching,
September aging.

Gracefully curving
above stiff stalks
of bunched leaves,
tiny towers topped
with yellow flame.

Admired, desired,
gathered in a vessel
labeled "gifts of gold"
the comfort of memories
to keep, to hold.

Canadian Goldenrod - Solidago canadensis
Smooth Goldenrod - Solidago juncea

Photo Locations

Home Woods 

Townsend Park,  (Townsend)  Kent County,  Michigan  (Michigan)