The sun is setting, silhouetting trees and shades and golden hues of color. Glimmering leaves dazzle, shimmer in the breeze or float peacefully past rocks or broken branches. The sound of water dashes hard. It pummels and penetrates the lower banks, creating a second home.
The church bell chimes, the town hall tower shines, the square defers. Muted colors, softly enclose in preparation of a bolder season of celebration, ahead. Christmas and the holidays are drawing near, and chopped evergreens subtly await, still slumbering, hidden in back alleys or along building’s edges.
Shopkeepers anticipate the cold bite of winter, while shoppers shiver and pull their coats a little bit closer.
We open a door and warm air rushes out, greeting us with genial arms of invitation. Though the hour has not yet come, we are welcomed with tea, cheer, and a cozy fire. Through sprawling windows we see the long, wide drop of inspiration.
A sip and a nudge. A view, and a bite. With you by the fire, the world once again, right.
Find beauty ’round the corner, just beyond the bend,
Or in the eyes of loved ones near or far,
Past, present, in the future, For always in the end,
We n’er leave ourselves behind,
Create your joy, your love, your friends.
Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Just beyond… Cleveland.
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7 thoughts on “Autumn in Chagrin Falls, a quiet beauty”
Those little shops look very inviting.
I thought so too, Cynthia… 🙂 Thanks for popping by, again!
Wow Sherrie!!! Lovely, heartfelt words match perfectly with your beautiful art!! Brings me so much peace, thank you💗💗💗
Thank you so much, dear Peg! This makes the whole piece, worthwhile… ❤
delightful images. wellmatched words. you make me want to go places
Thanks so much! And yep, that’s the idea. 😉
By the way, regarding your poem “Drapery” (no place to comment) you wield each word like a hammer, banging out exclamations as if creation hung upon it’s axis. You go!