Every year those particular trees again produced variegated leaves of red and yellow.
I live now in western Massachusetts, and there's a similar tree on our street. I love its variegated leaves, so reminiscent of those trees near the Danvers barn. Here are photos from this week:
Recently I wrote a poem about the fall foliage, inspired by colorful trees I saw as I drove along a local road.
Fireworks in slow motionSandy Nichols Ward
A burst of brilliant reds
Large sphere reaching skyward
Shimmering in the autumn breeze.
Next an oval, golden, gleaming;
I gasp at the glory of the spectacle.
This routine road transformed
To performance space
As tree after tree displays its colors.
I marvel at the outward spreading geometry
Thankful that each color burst lingers
longer than fireworks of July.
Particles of color fall earthward, landing safely,
Creating carpets of many hues.
I savor the beauty, and the quiet.