Sunday, October 05, 2008

Manic Monday & Ruby Tuesday - The Red Leaf

red leaves blow in the wind
leaving home and everything it's known behind
barren branches wave goodbye
as the red leaves slowly die
every flower stares and watches
as the wind takes me away
before the sun shone upon me
now the wind takes me away
red leaves falling
through the branches
making their way to the ground
blowing by the flowers sleeping
no one knows the leaves are leaving - Haste the Day

Back in the 90's I wrote a little book titled The Red Leaf. It was never published and it sits in my closet in protective wrap. Maybe one day this will be the cover. It was what I was thinking when I noticed the leaf on the floor.

I used this on Ruby Tuesday but it is honestly my favorite leaf photo.


  1. maybe can preserve it and use as a bookmark. ;p

  2. Anonymous3:42 AM

    Beautiful! I like Fall-ish colours:)Mine is posted HERE. Happy RT!~

  3. Lovely words and they fit in so well with the season! Congratulations on writing a book; and Happy Ruby Tuesday.

  4. There's a lot of feeling packed into this photo... a single leaf, lost from its tree.

  5. Perhaps that was the last leaf to fall. All the others have already been swept away. The strongest survived until every other leaf was gone. Lovely photograph.

  6. That's a gorgeous leaf, lonely but striking. This is a shade of red that can't be defined - the types of red you see only in the Autmn. Good choice!

  7. That's a lovely photo, Maria! I hope you do get your book published! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

  8. Very beautiful leaves..Wish you can see mine..Thanks.

  9. Two leaves with one post. That is a lovely photo.

  10. Anonymous11:49 PM

    It is a beautiful photo. Best of luck on the book publishing. :)
    Happy manic Monday. My leaf post is here.

  11. Happy MM! That is a remarkable color for a leaf...

    I invite your blog readers to see my tribute to Ryan Leaf!

    peace, Villager

  12. I hope your book will get published :o) The pic would be just perfect for the cover. Have a great Monday!

  13. I love the colors of fall and your words are beautiful!!!

  14. I hope you get your little book published one day! Haste the day!

  15. Dora, I took the picture and tossed it. Stupid right?

    Yen, Thanks for visiting.

    Me Ann, Thanks for visiting and for the good wishes. It will probably never see a shelf but who knows.

    Mojo, You think. Wow, thanks so much.

    Grandma, I love seeing your smiling face in my comments.

    Ralph, Your comments always make me happy.

    Melli, I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

    Mary, from you mouth to God's hears.

    Mimi, Wish no more. Here I come.

    Jamie, thank you. I appreciate your comment so much.

    Just Me, thanks

    CWM, Thanks for the good wishes.

    Villager, thanks so much for the invite.

    Ivanhoe, Me too! Thanks for stopping over.

    BV, Awww, you are too sweet. thanks

    Will, Thanks, me too! One day hopefully.


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