Snapdragons still bloom
wintery chills loom
pumpkins for taking
pies in the making
sunshine falls brightly
shadows stretch designs
all nature resigns
arresting in growth
a mutual oath
leaves fallen in faith
beyond the ending
hope is transcending.
Thanks are now given
for earth and heaven.
Note: The painting was done by my mom, June, on a ceramic tile and is part of our autumn decorations.
Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends and Blessings to all!
And as a special thank you, my new holiday short story,
The Snow White Gift
is available on Kindle for FREE download
this Friday, November 29th!
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Your artwork is always special, and this peppy poem has me celebrating the season. A belated Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Thank you so much, Sarah! Hope you are very well. Blessings of the season to you and yours! XO ♥
Beautiful, Diane! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! XO
Thank you so much, Francina! It was a cozy and food-laden Thanksgiving. Hope your weekend is lovely. Blessings. XO ♥
Marvelous artwork by your mom, sweet poetry by The Bardess, and access to another wonderful story–I am indeed thankful! May your day be full of joy and contentment! xoxo!
Thank you, Kathryn! I passed on your complements to my mom – this is one of my favorite paintings of hers. She thanks you! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving – bet it was delicious! 🙂 Hope you enjoy the little story – it is based on a true story from my mom’s childhood. Blessings. XO ♥ Diane
Wonderful painting and poem! You’ve capture the essence of the season. I hope you have a wonderful day. XO 😀
Thank you so much, Jackie! Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! XO ♥
I really love this poem Diane! I remember it from before; it’s so gentle, and so very “you”. 😊 I love the idea of shadows stretching designs, what a wonderful image. I keep coming back to read it again. Im going to print it so I have it in my evernotes on my IPad. 😊
And, of course, your mum’s gorgeous painting. Please tell her how much I love it.
Lots of love and hugs
Thank you so much, Christine! When I wrote it last year, my potted snapdragons were still blooming – this year they are flowerless but alive, covered in snow. We’ve had about six inches since the middle of last week. My mom thanks you for the complements to her painting. It is one of my favorites of hers! Big hugs, lots of ♥
Lovely as always, Diane–I especially love, “leaves fallen in faith”. I’m wondering about the tile painting–not very savvy about these–did she paint it on the tile, and then do the glazing/baking process? It’s gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving to you both–love, sis Caddo
Thank you so much, Caddo! It was a tile that had already been fired – but with a mat finish so my mom could paint on it – I believe she used acrylic paints. Hope you had warm, wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving! Hugs! ♥ Diane
Ahh, thanks for telling me more about the tile! And yes, Thanksgiving was lovely–tiring, but lovely!
Dear Diane, Lovely painting by June and poem by you! Happy Thanksgiving, Ellen
Thank you so much, Ellen! Hope your Thanksgiving is warm and wonderful! Blessings.