Golden yellow, streaks of scarlet
Blended by a Master's hand.
No Monet with its soft blandness
Could reflect what God has planned.
Purple, oranges, reds and gold,
Autumn comes with colors bold.
Summer's packing up her greenery,
As she's hurried on her way
By brave Autumn changing scenery
Before Winter comes to stay.
Chocolate browns and brilliant reds
Closing down the flower beds.
Joyce Johnson lives in the beautiful Skagit Valley of Washington State. She owns a small farm and rents her land to a bulb grower. She is surrounded by beauty in the spring from the tulips and daffodils that inspire much of her poetry. Joyce will celebrate her 95th birthday in July of 2013.