Why I Love Autumn

Today was a typical autumnal day – cold, crisp and sunny. This poem was inspired by a certain area at Ashridge, the Lazell Garden, which is full of beautiful Acer trees. I took a few shots and wrote this piece “Why I LoveAutumn” shortly after – I hope you enjoy the read. 🙂

Acer trees

Fallen leaves flutter down

a deep scarlet red

so vibrant, so vivid

I half-expect to see a phoenix

rise straight out of them,

it causes me to look up

and see a slice of bright blue sky

a startling contrast

against the crimson foliage.

Sunlight catches the tips of trees

magnifying the ruby tones

blushing richer and richer

redder and redder. . .

This is why I love autumn

it’s the one last, ferocious show

of colour, of life

before winter comes and takes it all away

it grabs my attention

without saying a thing,

nature doesn’t need to talk

because beauty speaks for itself

it touches everyone

it is everything.

The Lazell Garden



  1. avian101

    Be kind to Nature and Nature will provide you with everything you need to be happy. Nice work Becky. 🙂


    • Exactly HJ, we are on the same wavelength where nature is concerned! Thank you for reading and commenting 😀 x


  2. beautiful Acers and lovely poem!


    • Thank you! Acers are just beautiful at this time of year 🙂 x


  3. An amazing poem Becky, which takes us as close to those beautiful trees as we can be without being there. You have certainly painted a vivid picture with these words.

    I love how you say nature doesnt need to talk; beauty certainly does speak for itself. Xx


    • Thank you very much Christine, I knew you would understand this poem! For me nature really is everything 😀 x


  4. Loved your poem, Becky. I hadn’t thought of it that way before, but winter does suck the color out of everything, so it is especially nice that the trees are flamboyantly colorful before that happens.


    • Thank you Deb, I’m glad you liked the poem. Autumn is very inspiring! 🙂 x


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