Alpaca & Muscovy

1st October, Forever Autumn

I woke this morning in tears, I do not know why – perhaps it is my favourite song Forever Autumn by Justin Hayward from War of the Worlds.. my deceased brothers favourite album, perhaps it is because I have lost so many loved ones since last Autumn and so many others I know have too, perhaps it is because around me in this world now I see beauty where others see and feel nothing but pain with more to come..

as we welcome October today perhaps I can give optimism by sharing some of the beauty I see daily with you ..

The Summer sun is fading as the year grows old

and darker days are drawing near

the winter winds will be much colder 

now you”re not here

I watch the birds fly south across the Autumn sky +

and one by one they disappear

I wish that I was flying with them, now you’re not here

Like the Sun through the trees you came to love me

Like a leaf on a breeze you blew away..

Through Autumn’s golden gown we used to kick our way

you always loved this time of year

those fallen leaves lie undisturbed now

‘cos you’re not here

Rest in peace to all those we lost since last Autumn and hope in the beauty we can find in ourselves every day and the strength to continue this Autumn whatever it brings to all of us..

welcome October 2020


+ all photos bar the geese one in this post are my own and I do not know who took that to credit them.