Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Typical November Day

A typical November day. Lifeless. Devoid of color. The trees are barren, having shed their summer foliage. The few remaining leaves pile up in dull brown heaps on the dormant grass of the lawn. The sky is gray. Not even a cloud pattern, just dull, even gray. Not long ago the back yard was a flurry of colorful activity. There were blue jays, bright red cardinals and black as night crows. Perhaps they all tagged along with the geese on the trip south, for the backyard is now vacant. There is a stillness. Nothing moves. It's as if the world is drawing in on itself to await the winter.
And now a snowflake falls...

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