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Poetry Sunday-Turning To Fall



Turning To Fall



As Summer turns her face to Fall

The birds, the bees, the butterflies call.

Eat, drink and fly for all too soon-

The cooler winds will blow past the Harvest Moon.




 © Donna Donabella 2012



A few year’s ago, as I watched summer turning to fall these words struck me.  Autumn comes early here, and this year the ash trees were beginning to turn yellow by the third week in August.  But recent temps in the low 90s, humidity and lack of rain kept us in summer for a couple of weeks longer.  Now we are getting just a taste of cooler fall weather.




I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.  Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.

harvest moon

I am also linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday.



If you enjoy reading this blog, I welcome you to share it with others. I enjoy spreading the blog love, and I appreciate all who come and read my blogs. 







Special Note:  The moon pictures of last year’s Harvest Moon.  As I have only a point and shoot without a tripod, these are not the clearest pictures, but I enjoyed the challenge of shooting them none-the-less.




I leave you with a few additional words about summer turning to fall.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

harvest moon poem

All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2015.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

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  1. September 13, 2015    

    Autumn is here as well with the cool wind and fading leaves ~ Soon the geese will be flying off ~

    • September 17, 2015    

      The geese started to move around once it cooled here Grace….now we have a bit of a warm up again, but fall is showing herself.

  2. September 13, 2015    

    I have noticed some signs of impending fall here too….the crispness in the air, the bright blue of the sky, and even some brown leaves along the path I walk regularly.

    • September 17, 2015    

      Mary, I am glad to see and enjoy the signs and slowness of fall even with weather….makes for an enjoyable season.

  3. September 13, 2015    

    your blogs background pic reminds me of someplace i’ve been.

    wonderful reflection of the season’s transition. love the fall but dread the cold and snow especially as my body’s age becomes more manifest.

    lovely and gracias for sharing

    • September 17, 2015    

      I agree…I dread the long cold, snowy winter. So glad to share my reflections of the coming season of fall!

  4. September 13, 2015    

    I saw the squirrels collecting nuts.. and yes that’s another sign, the darker evenings another.. wonderful with the moon above though

    • September 17, 2015    

      Thanks Bjorn….our squirrels are not collecting here yet….maybe a sign of a longer autumn. As I check out the sunsets, I am realizing the shorter evenings.

  5. September 13, 2015    

    The last line reads like a poem all by itself.

    Thanks for the images… my mind is truly enjoying your Fall paint. 😉

    • September 17, 2015    

      So glad you enjoyed the poem. If I remember correctly that last line may have come first to me….definitely a poem by itself.

  6. September 13, 2015    

    Such a breathtaking piece… 🙂
    Beautifully executed!

    Lots of love,

  7. September 13, 2015    

    we have early autumn and late autumn where I stay, two distinctly different seasons one has partly gray and partly blue sky and is hot & the other’s deep blue sky a and a nip in the air…now we’re passing through the first phase….a lovely poem as always Donna….

    • September 17, 2015    

      Fascinating Sumana about your 2 autumns….so happy you enjoyed my autumn poem!

  8. September 13, 2015    

    That is true summer is leaving and fall will arrive. I see it in the trees and sky. The sunlight is diminishing each day. You have captured the shift of season well. Try and enjoy the last days of summer 🙂

    • September 17, 2015    

      Thanks Truedessa…enjoy your final days of summer too!

  9. September 13, 2015    

    We are all waiting for autumn, the colours 🙂

    • September 17, 2015    

      Yes the colors are the highlight of autumn! 🙂

  10. September 13, 2015    

    The harvest moon is so beautiful and brings the bounty of Autumn ~ trees have turned yellow here, too, and the cooler, rainy weather has actually been a relief from the hot, dry and humid. Every season has a purpose and reason for being. I do love Fall though will miss Summer until it comes back again in the beautiful cycle of nature. Lovely post, Donna.

    • September 17, 2015    

      It appears we are getting summer weather right up until the official start of autumn here Loredana! A lovely end to a long, hot summer.

  11. September 13, 2015    

    I look forward to fall. Lovely poem. Enjoy your early fall remembrances.

  12. September 13, 2015    

    that first picture gives a feeling of coming change

    • September 17, 2015    

      I am pleased that I was able to convey the coming change in the photo…thank you for your kind words!

  13. September 13, 2015    

    Beautifully done. Makes me recall the Blood Moon will be here September 27. Watch for it!

    • September 17, 2015    

      I love the full moon…especially what farmers call the Harvest Moon and this year it will be a Blood Moon too!

  14. September 13, 2015    

    Beautiful evocation of a time of the year I love. Thank you.
    And, as another point and shoot user, congratulations on your moon shot.

    • September 17, 2015    

      Thanks Soosie…that means a lot to me!

  15. Brother Ollie Brother Ollie
    September 13, 2015    

    Fall came in fast and hard this week. Your poem nailed it!

    • September 17, 2015    

      Ours was a short taste of fall and now we have summer again…but I am being assured that fall weather is headed our way finally this weekend!

  16. September 13, 2015    

    Succinct and evocative, It set me dreaming. I love fall. And even the first two months of winter are wonderful. Then I scrolled down to where you combined poem and picture. Very nice indeed. Thank you for this poem and your deep comment on mine.

    • September 17, 2015    

      My pleasure Susan as I so enjoyed your poem…and thank you for your very high praise for mine!

  17. September 13, 2015    

    We know we can survive each season but as nature saddens we do too as though once we too slept through the hardest part of the year.

    • September 17, 2015    

      I do feel like that here with our harsh winter….

  18. September 13, 2015    

    A lovely and lyrical little piece that echoes your poetic theme of gratitude, beautifully and simply.

    • September 17, 2015    

      Much gratitude Wendy for your kind praise!

  19. September 14, 2015    

    beautiful words, and with a captivating photo to match. 🙂

    • September 17, 2015    

      Much appreciated words of praise! Thanks!

  20. September 14, 2015    

    Autumn is a favorite for so many reasons and you have captured several,


    • September 17, 2015    

      It is a fabulous season to inspire poem and picture!

  21. September 14, 2015    

    Beautiful image and poem..perhaps when the sun of summer fades we are given the light of the moon

    • September 17, 2015    

      Oh Jae that is such a beautiful thought!

  22. September 14, 2015    

    This post makes me feel glad. 😀

    • September 17, 2015    

      Oh then I feel a job well done! Thanks Rosemary!

  23. September 14, 2015    

    Fun and fast much like the end of the season.

    • September 17, 2015    

      You always catch those little aspects of my poems!

  24. September 14, 2015    

    Lovely words. I’m waiting for fall, the colours! 🙂

    • September 17, 2015    

      Soon, very soon fall will take our breaths away! 🙂

  25. September 14, 2015    

    That is really lovely!

    • September 17, 2015    

      Oh I am so happy you enjoyed it Mama Zen!

  26. September 14, 2015    

    You captured the feelings that I have now perfectly….

    • September 17, 2015    

      WE do seem to be of like mind Michelle! Such kindred spirits…..

  27. September 16, 2015    

    Hello, I came back to comment and let you know what another lovely post this is.

    • September 17, 2015    

      Denise you are amazing and such a wonderful friend to make the effort to come back! Thanks so much!!

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