Ms. Autumn Speaks Her Mind

I am aware that Mr. Raging Fire stole my thunder, and honestly, it boils my insides, but certainly not selfishly. I reminisce on the good times when the people expressed their love as I made my entrance. How I gracefully entered into their lives wearing pomegranate reds, cinnamon browns, and squash yellows. The energy buzzed like a walk on the red carpet – a highly anticipated moment. My sweet fragrance beautified a stroll around the neighborhood. My cool touch refreshed, replacing summer’s harsh existence.

I worked with patience and diligence, brush and paint in hand to create my vibrant landscape. Lovely memories as vivid as the colors of my wardrobe…
memories of yesteryear before Mr. Raging Fire barged in, interrupting the balance of the nature of seasons.

Now, a sense of dread has crushed that sought-after anticipation of my arrival. And yet, defeat has not prevailed. This new reality only means my effort must toughen up…paint and brush lie in wait at my fingertips. The artist deep within will continue to create for my lovely and loving people who appreciate the very essence of me.

Lauren Scott (c) 2020

46 thoughts on “Ms. Autumn Speaks Her Mind

    1. Thanks so much, Marina. The changing of the seasons have changed, but Ms. Autumn is ready with palette beside her. 🙂 Many hugs to you, dear friend. 🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🧡🧡🧡🧡

  1. Lauren, this is so beautiful and timely. I tried to reblog it, but your reblog button doesn’t seem to be working. I am shamefully behind in reading blogs and even writing posts. It seems all I do is clean and read, with more emphasis on reading. Hope you and Matt are well and safe. Take care, my friend. ❤️❤️❤️

    1. Thanks so much, Michelle. John was able to reblog, so I don’t know why it didn’t work for you. I’m not that tech savvy, unfortunately. The only other option would be to copy and paste. 🙂 Otherwise, I appreciate the thought. No worries about being behind on reading, either. But I do miss your posts. That’s how I’ve felt for the last couple of weeks. It’s hard to keep up with life intercepting. Enjoy the reading. I’m overwhelmed (in a good way) with new inspiration, so I have many pending projects. This is one that I finished. Off to the next! We’re all fine, plugging along. Hope you and George and your beautiful family are all well, too. Sending love and hugs! 💗💗💗

    1. Aww, thanks, Michelle! Your words make my day and I’m humbled. I’m also glad neither one of us has to worry about technical difficulties. 🙂 Have a lovely day, dear friend. xoxo

  2. Lovely thoughts Lauren, the grandeur of Autumn is all around us despite the smoke. Let’s hope weather takes a pleasant turn this week and clouds add to the magic of the season.

  3. Autumn always finds its way … and it may not be exactly as expected.
    Don’t you love that about it and the possibilities to topple expectations and old narratives?
    May she inspire us all in her own way… because “it” is truly “she”.

  4. Being on the other side of the world “down under” we are in Spring at the moment. Summer is always a time of potential fires in America and Australia but this year with a change of climate we have been promised lots of rain instead of the usual dry conditions. I’m so sorry about the continuing fire calamities in CA and pray for your safety.

    1. I hope you get some rain, Ian. We need it, but we have to wait a while. Thanks so much for your kind words and prayers…and in the meantime, we’ll enjoy Autumn as she gracefully but firmly pushes through Mr. Raging Fire. :)🍂🍁

  5. Mother Wintermoon

    Very evocative and poignant, Lauren. A unique perspective. Ms Autumn spoke so colorfully! She is strong, embracing and rich of hue! I pray Mr Raging Fire will take his leave, we need our Ms Autumn to revitalize and renew.

    1. Thanks so much, MW. It’s funny…this perspective came into my mind in the middle of the night, in the midst of sleeping, but apparently not too deeply. When I woke up in the morning, I immediately wrote down those thoughts that hadn’t been lost yet. And then I edited a zillion times. 🙂 I’m saying the same prayers as you are, too. Thank you for your lovely comment and have a wonderful weekend. 🧡🍁🍂

  6. Lauren, your prose is poignant and so lyrical and richly worded. The image of the autumn leaves is stunning. Did you paint it? I sure hope Mr. Raging Fire is soon drowned and clean air will prevail. Stay safe my friend. ❤

    1. Thanks so much, Debby! What a beautiful comment! And I wish I had painted that image, but it’s actually a tree in our backyard from last year. I had to capture that vibrancy…Ms. Autumn’s true talent. I wish for the same and for rain, rain, rain. 🙂 Hugs to you! 🧡🧡🧡

  7. Your piece is very moving, Lauren.
    What a crazy energy that has entered your life!
    There will be more autumns, and more painting and more joie de vie!
    There’s no fire in TO, but Mom Nature is forcing us back into lock down.
    I feel she is letting us know how she feels about the mess we humans have made of her beautiful painting.
    She is exercising her balance of nature duties.
    Sending much love & best wishes!

    1. Thanks so much, Resa. Yes, it’s been unsettling with the new fire season since 2017, but I agree with you about Mom Nature showing her true feelings because she’s very unhappy with humans these days. I just hope there’s still time for humans to turn things around for the better and for the younger generations. But as you also said, “There will be more autumns, and more painting and more joie de vie!” And I concur! 🙂 Love and hugs to you and hope you are having a wonderful weekend. 💝💝💝

    1. Thanks, Janis! We sure need the rain, but the heat is coming this week instead, and it’s bringing gusty winds, too, which means more fire danger. 😦 One day at a time. Thanks for your positive wishes that I agree with. 🙂 🍁🌧☺

  8. Indeed, the fires a terrible tragedy Lauren to what has taken Mother thousands of years to perfect… Now gone, But always in the aftermath, we see signs of new life…. Mother Nature never gives in to those tyrants of raging fire or the woes of floods… She gathers herself…. and rebuilds…. Better and brighter..

    A wonderful write Lauren….. Stay strong as you hold hands with Mother Nature… She gives me strength daily.. ❤ ❤ ❤ 🙏💖💖💖

    1. Well said, Sue, and thanks so much, my friend. Your words always soothe and Mother Nature gives me strength, too. Take care and stay safe. 🧡🍂🍁🧡🍂🍁🙏🙏🙏

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