Things I Saw On The Way to the Mailbox (Photo essay)…
A radiant beauty stared at
and those who wished they were.
Friends comforted each other, holding hands when necessary.
The old and weary rested
near the young.
The teenagers hung out and made bad decisions;
the mother and father loved their child forever.
The yellow mums gave up the ghost while
the snowcap hydrangeas dreamed of immortality.
I was reminded: You can’t take it with you.
And thought: We better love while we can.
(Autumn inspires these thoughts when you’re going to get the mail and you have your iphone handy.)
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Note: all leaves and flowers plus the dime photographed exactly as found.
Beautiful thoughts for life!
Thank you so much, Jane! Xo
Beautiful ! Thank you.
I’m so glad you enjoyed this, Joanne – xo
Lovely thoughts and photos!
I’m happy to hear from you, Deb! Thank you! Xo
This post is definitely in the top five. Loved it! Thank you for sharing.
Honestly I was a little hesitant about running it – now I’m so glad I did. Thank you. Xo
This is such visual poetry, and is quite beautiful and poignant. You brought tears to my eyes by the end. Thank you for the reminder of the beauty that is right at our feet.
This is so creative, I love it!!
Thank you so much, Gail! Xo
I am in awe of the simple thoughts that you relate here. This is why you are a writer and I am not. Luckily, I can enjoy and appreciate it — and I am thankful for that.
It is such a compliment to be called a writer, Kathi – thank you for that incredibly kind gift. And by the way I bet you are a writer too if you want to be!! Xo
I loved this! It’s funny — when Bacon lands in my email box, I get the first few lines of text. Today, I assumed the post was a poem. What a delight to discover this sweet and clever photo essay.
I’m so happy you enjoyed this, Sara! And thank you so much for your very kind comment. Xo
Warmest wishes, Cindi! So nice to hear from you! And I’m so glad you enjoyed. Xo
Brilliant and charming. Thank you for creating and sharing.
It means so much to me to hear from readers like you Loraine – thank you. Xo
Beautiful thoughts and pictures! Thank you!
Dear Nancy – you know how happy I am to hear from you at Bacon, and I’m so happy you enjoyed this!! Xo
Thank you for all your sharing, you really make a difference
Louise, that’s the nicest thing you could possibly say. Thank you. I’m so glad this touched you. Xo
Love this. Thank you Jennifer!
It’s so lovely to hear from you, Julie – I’m so happy this resonated – xo
For the love of leaves! Thank you for this beautiful and heartfelt piece.
Hi Elizabeth! With each passing year, I feel more strongly that fall is my favorite season. Yes – for the love of leaves! Thank you so much for your very kind comment – xo
You have captured autumn in such a lovely way! Thank you for this reflection of beauty and life and our impending hibernation!
I’m so happy to hear from you, L, and I wonder what your leaves are doing! I suspect they are reading 🙂 and appreciating God’s wonder and mystery all around. Xo
Jennifer, please publish this in a little book – what a gift it would be share. You are a gifted creative writer!
Thank you so much, Eleanor – that is so kind, and such an encouragement. xoxo
Thank you so much, dear Ridley!! xo
Yes – Let’s love while we can! Your fall thoughts are a gift! xoxo
I love hearing from you, dear Miss Anne. Thank you!! xoxo
This is delightful. I love your creativity!
Thank you, Linda! It’s delightful to hear from you! xoxo