Autumn in Texas


The sun has come out at last
and the rain is now in the past
as we wait for things to dry
enough to be outside a while.

Everything is wonderfully green
with leaves perked up with a last fling
before they turn to a shade of brown
to lie dormant as winter closes things down.

I really like this time of year
as Nature begins to take a rest
from making things grow green and tall
for only she knows what’s best.

At least here in Texas, all is not lost
we can still work outside throughout the year
tending our gardens and our ponds
getting ready for Spring which will soon be here.