its branches blowing softly in the breeze
and under a deep blue autumnal sky
its leaves are illuminated with gold.
The other seasons I have passed by
never gracing it with a second glance
but now I pause and just stare
as golden leaves flutter to the path below
and a squirrel ascending far up high.
The beauty of nature can be found everywhere
yet some people are too preoccupied to notice
the wonders on their very doorstep.
After a while I continue my stroll
knowing nature is a boost...for the soul.