today’s doodle – fall flowers…

golden rod, asters and Indian paintbrush…

Unlike the last doodle, which I did from memory, this time I checked out a few photographs of fall flowers and created a composition with some that go well together at this time of year. I especially remember these three from summers growing up – it’s really the end of summer when you see goldenrod, asters and Indian paintbrush in the fields… they are a pleasant, pretty way to celebrate those last fine, warm days – and on to fall!

UPDATE: A sonnet from Tom via the comments to celebrate an autumnal and flowery equinox!

Last colours bright to catch the summer sun
as the autumn equinox arrives
with promise of fall’s fire that swiftly runs
from tree to tree, for all that grows and strives
is ready for the turning of the year
when soon the snows of winter will accost
whatever warmth might linger in the sere
and brittle autumn carpet ‘neath the frost.
Now goldenrod and asters take the field
extravagantly florid floral flowers
while they bloom the summer will not yield
nor give an inch before those icy powers.
Long summer dusk gives way to early night
while still the flowers raise their colours bright.

Copyright (C) 2012 TJ Radcliffe

(cc) image Hilary Farmer

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9 Responses to “today’s doodle – fall flowers…”

  1. I can smell the breeze in that field!

  2. Such a bright and happy doodle! I like it! 🙂

  3. Last colours bright to catch the summer sun
    as the autumn equinox arrives
    with promise of fall’s fire that swiftly runs
    from tree to tree, for all that grows and strives
    is ready for the turning of the year
    when soon the snows of winter will accost
    whatever warmth might linger in the sere
    and brittle autumn carpet ‘neath the frost.
    Now the goldenrod and asters take the field
    extravagantly florid floral flowers
    while they bloom the summer will not yield
    nor give an inch before those icy powers.
    Long summer dusk gives way to early night
    while still the flowers raise their colours bright.

    Copyright (C) 2012 TJ Radcliffe

    Dunno about this one. Love the image, not sure about the poem. Still working on hacking up what’s left of my lungs, which may impair my judgement!

    • Well I think it’s pretty nice! It fits the feeling of my doodle very well. Thank you!!
      Hope you’re feeling better very soon.

      • Just re-reading this I realized there’s a horrible error! Should be “Now goldenrod and asters take the field”! The first “the” breaks the whole thing! Gah! Serves me right for dashing these things off so quickly!

      • no problem… I made the edit 🙂

  4. Thanks! 🙂

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