Wednesday, September 23, 2009

All dressed for Halloween

The trees dress early for Halloween, here in the north. In September, already, they stretch their goblin-arms, bared and raking, and rub their creaking, groaning limbs together in gleeful anticipation of long, dark evenings and wetness turned to snow. Soon, they will huddle down white, their menace muffled in a blanket of winter frost.

11 comments:

Karen said...

Too soon, too soon!

Char said...

I do miss fall in Kentucky-beautiful. But I hate winter as it makes my bones hurt, and I never cared for naked trees.

Rikkij said...

Rach-Love that pic. I swear it nearly scares me and makes me want to get a coat. ~rick

Woman in a Window said...

Wow. I hear the groan of the forest. I love this but I do find it frightening that it happens so quickly. Love and fear, tied so closely together in the embrace of seasons.

namingconstellations said...

It was in the mid-80s today... send some of the autumn down here! :P

Kristin Dombrowski said...

This is a fantastic description of these incredible trees. Thank you for sharing this!
Blessings,
Kristin

BloggerMouth said...

I've never seen snow in real life. I wonder if I'll ever get to see snow laden leaves on trees. Great imagery.

Cat said...

I smell haloween night all over this post!

Rick said...

Nicely crafted! I hope that this leads straight into a short story or novel, because it is a wonderful begining.

RachelW said...

I love the shiver these trees give me. The colours are fantastic here right now. That picture is far too Halloween-y to show the colours off. Rick, I think I'm far too attention-deficit to follow through. :)

Julie said...

This is awesome. Lovely picture and words. I can smell the trees and hear them creak. I forget how soon autumn comes for my northern friends. We're still slapping on the sunscreen where I live. Our color won't come until later in October. When I lived in Ohio, I learned to appreciate the beauty of winter. You have captured that here. Now I'm looking forward to Halloween!